The 12 Principles of Animation

Using Maya, learn the 12 basic principles of Animation and how they apply to every day objects and characters!
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Using Maya, this tutorial will cover the 12 basic principles of Animation, how they apply to everyday objects and characters, as well as a complete look at how you can utilize them to really bring your characters and animations to life!

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?

  • Maya, or any 3d animation software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the 12 Principles of Animation and how they apply
  • Learn the essentials for creating dynamic and exciting animations

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners to the world of animation
  • Beginners to Maya or any animation software

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Animation Principles 1-4

Source files and samples for Volume 1

Squash and Stretch
Timing and Spacing
Followthrough and Overlapping
Section 2: Animation Principles 5-8

Source files and samples for Volume 2

Straight Ahead and Pose-to-Pose
Slow in and Slow out
Section 3: Animation Principles 9-12

Source files and samples for Volume 3

Secondary Action
Solid Drawing
Appeal - And Series Wrapup
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive

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3dmotive is High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros! Whether you are brand new to the world of Game Art, 3d, Architecture or Film - or maybe just interested in brushing up your techniques for intermediate or advanced levels of 3d with a focus on video games, 3dmotive is your one-stop-shop for all your 3d and Game Art related tutorials! Got questions? Interested in a new course topic? Let us know!

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