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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction to the Basics|
Course source files and sample rig / animations
Animating a Ball Bounce
Timeslider Animation Editing
Editable Motion Trails
Attaching to Motion PathPreview
Deforming along Motion Path
|Section 2: Working with Character animation|
Animation Layers for Characters
Planning an Animation
Using Reference for Posing
Key and Breakdown Posing
Splining Part 1
Splining Part 2
Professional Advice and Closing
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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!