Learn Character Animation for Games using Maya

Using Maya, learn to create a walk and run cycle, hit reaction animations, a simple traversal animation, and more!
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  • Lectures 23
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

In this course, instructor Justin Harrison walks through the process of creating various animations commonly found within a game environment. Here he shows us how to create a walk cycle, run cycle, hit reaction animation, and a simple traversal animation while either animating from scratch, using reference, or a combination of both. The pre-rigged character is also available as part of the course for you to practice with! (Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the character to use with the lesson.)


More about the Instructor:

Justin Harrison is a Character and Technical Animator with more than 7 years experience in the game development industry. Currently, he is working for Molten Games in Del Mar, CA on an unannounced title. Previously he has worked for for both Activision and Sony on titles such as The Bourne Conspiracy, Ghostbusters: The Game, as well as Transformers: War for Cybertron to name a few. Justin holds a BFA in Digital Art and Animation from the College for Creative Studies, and has a generalist skill set that ranges from artistic modeling and asset creation, to motion capture and keyframe animation, to technical rigging and character setup.

What are the requirements?

  • Autodesk's Maya

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of Character Animation for games
  • Learn how to create a walk cycle, run cycle, hit reaction, and traversal animations
  • Learn to create animations from scratch, using references, or a combination of both

What is the target audience?

  • Beginner to Intermediate animators
  • Those with a basic understanding of animating a rigged character

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started, and The Basic Walk Cycle
Introduction
Preview
00:43
Animating the Lower Body 01
19:22
Animating the Lower Body 02
20:55
Animating the Upper Body 01
19:32
Animating the Upper Body 02
17:32
Section 2: The Run Cycle
Introduction
Preview
00:38
Animating the Lower Body 01
19:53
Animating the Lower Body 02
14:10
Animating the Upper Body 01
15:14
Animating the Upper Body 02
06:47
Section 3: Dynamic Action Poses
Introduction
Preview
00:33
Base Poses 01
12:33
Base Poses 02
20:28
Base Poses 03
Preview
13:41
Splining 01
21:38
Splining 02
20:48
Finishing Touches
05:14
Section 4: More Dynamics with Jumping and Motion!
Introduction
Preview
00:36
Blocking 01
14:11
Blocking 02
13:37
Splining the Motion
13:27
Piecing it All Together
09:14
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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