Getting started in 3D Animation

Create professional-level, 3D character animations in record time for a variety of applications.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (296 ratings)
21,137 students
Getting started in 3D Animation
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (296 ratings)
21,137 students
Import 3D Characters
Quickly Animate 3D Characters
Create dramatic fighting sequences
Import 3D props
Setup scenes & stages in minutes
Learn Basic Scene Lighting
Manipulate Basic Camerawork

Requirements

  • Download and install iClone and 3DXchange Software - TRIAL, STD, PRO or PIPELINE
  • Download iClone http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/iclone_trial.aspx#
Description

This course is designed to teach you how to create professional 3D character animations without having to spend months, or years, learning the ins-and-outs of other complicated 3D software. In just weeks, you will be able to get ahead of the game by learning to exploit the power of a real-time 3D engine, in order to maximize your time and project completion. 100% GUARANTEE!

Different from other 3D tools, iClone is designed for instant visualization and digital storytelling. Its unique real-time animation engine gives you 10 x faster production speed by giving-what-you-see without having to wait. It's content-driven director layout is logically defined with Stage, Set, Actor, Animation, Media and Export tabs so that you may easily allocate resources during creation. iClone is not only the ideal tool for studios, live TV productions, and previzualizations but it also allows anyone to be their own director by animating without any hassles of creating content from scratch!

There is a free trial version that users are welcome to download in order to go through the entire course. Just to be clear, this course is not to promote sales of the software or content, but instead to show users that there are easy ways to create 3D character animations for any use.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for ANYONE regardless of their age, artistic or animation experience.
  • Teachers, Students, 3D Animators, video game creators, video producers, previz artists, and everyone can benefit from this course.
Course content
4 sections • 13 lectures • 3h 58m total length
  • Quick Guide to iClone Course
    01:50
  • Introduction to iClone UI
    19:19
  • Importing Props with 3DXchange
    14:58
  • Scene Creation - Part 1
    24:44
  • Scene Creation - Part 2
    26:24
  • Basic Scene Lighting
    19:03
  • Basic Camerawork
    28:10
  • Importing Characters with 3DXchange
    13:53
  • Importing Non-Human Characters
    13:57
  • Animating with Motion Clips
    18:05
  • Creating a Dramatic Fighting Sequence
    24:36
  • Using Motion Paths - Part 1 (prop movement)
    17:20
  • Using Motion Paths - Part 2 (Camera control for movies shots)
    16:02

Instructor
Software Developers & Trainers
Reallusion Inc
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,707 Reviews
  • 84,501 Students
  • 6 Courses

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leader in the development of 3D cinematic animation tools for consumers, students and professionals. Recognized as an industry pioneer, the company provides consumers with easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Reallusion's core technologies are widely used by consumers, educators, gamers and filmmakers to ready their desktop and mobile devices with a total real-time animation studio that plugs-in to the gamer mentality with videogame-like play-to-create technology.

These focused animation courses were created with novice animation users in mind. They were designed to quickly teach any person, from any age, education and background experience to create, animate, modify and export their customized animations in a fraction of the time that it would take with other applications. All lectures were created by highly skilled professionals that have years of experience in creating short and focused, topic-based tutorials for easy following and understanding. Learners can rest assure that each lecture is designed to focus on each topic in order to save time and maintain attention.