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Fall 2021: 3D Animation Workshops / Animating Characters
TERM DATES: Oct 3, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Basic 3D Animation, Introduction to 3D Animation, Introduction to Maya
4. Animating Characters
We will work out the class times between the instructor and the students.

The principles of animation applied to character motion and locomotion.

tudents use a simple character in separate exercises to learn the concepts required for motion and locomotion, including balance, weight, center of gravity, posing, hand posing, shape reversals, anticipation, motivated action, secondary action reaction, silhouette, caricatured motion, twinning, asymmetry, and staging. Technical concepts such as gimbal lock, rotation order, euler filter, constraints, breakdowns, avoiding counter-animation, Tween Machine are covered.
1-3 Full Biped Character Walk Cycle

4-7 Full Biped Character Walk to Stop

8-10 Full Biped Turn 90 or 180 Degrees

11 Finalizing and Submitting Assignments
critique time *
class time
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Schusterman
Martin is an AnimSchool graduate. He is currently working as a freelance Character Animator for Disney TV Series "Vampirina". He has previously worked for different TV shows, Short Films and commercials. Before animation, Martin has played rugby professionally for many years...
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