Introduction to The Animation Workflow in Maya

Learn the core fundamentals of animation in Maya - from the basic principles, to animating a rigged character!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Inside of Maya, learn the best practices for creating key frame animations, animating on a path, and editing your animations and utilizing layers. You’ll learn by example as we create our animations on a fully rigged character, and the process is presented from initial concept to key poses and final animation polish.


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 best practices for creating key frame animations
  • Learn the basic workflow of animation inside of Maya
  • Learn how to add basic animations to a character

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners to the world of 3d Animation
  • Anyone looking to streamline their animation workflow in Maya

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Basics
00:53

Course source files and sample rig / animations

User Interface
14:26
Animating a Ball Bounce
20:47
Timeslider Animation Editing
10:55
Dopesheet Editor
09:38
Graph Editor
15:50
Editable Motion Trails
04:30
Attaching to Motion Path
Preview
09:16
Deforming along Motion Path
11:37
Animation Layers
12:56
Section 2: Working with Character animation
Animation Layers for Characters
10:19
Baking Animation
Preview
08:30
Planning an Animation
08:17
Using Reference for Posing
08:10
Character Controls
08:21
Key and Breakdown Posing
18:39
Splining Part 1
15:13
Splining Part 2
15:56
Animating Cloth
05:19
Professional Advice and Closing
04:43
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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