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Winter 2021: 3D Animation Workshops / Character Movement
TERM DATES: Jan 3, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters, Basic 3D Animation, Introduction to 3D Animation, Introduction to Maya
5. Character Movement
$600
We will work out the class times between the instructor and the students.

The principles of animation applied to character motion and locomotion.

Students 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 Run Cycle

4-10 Interacting with Heavy Object

11 Finalizing and Submitting Assignments
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