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  • view course page for Darin McGowan: The Storyboard Artist's Life

    Darin McGowan, a storyboard artist for shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, The Loud House, and Futurama, offers insights into the storyboard artist's life.

    26m 8s
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  • view course page for Cloth Simulations for Motion Graphics in CINEMA 4D

    Learn to build a cloth simulation—simulated curtains, flags, and reveals—with the CINEMA 4D cloth system.

    4h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Inventor: Rendering and Animation

    Learn how to create a 3D rendering of an existing model in Autodesk Inventor, and change the lighting, cameras, styles, and background scenes to produce more realistic images and animations.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Animating Charts and Graphs in CINEMA 4D

    Learn how to create animated charts and graphs with CINEMA 4D, and use spreadsheet data to drive C4D motion graphics.

    2h 23m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Houdini Engine for CINEMA 4D and Maya

    Scott Pagano shows how to use Houdini digital assets in CINEMA 4D and Maya with the Houdini Engine plugin.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Blender: Creating a Finished Character Animation

    Learn how to sketch, animate, and render a character in Blender, and create a fully rendered animation with dialog and complex facial movements.

    1h 29m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Plant Factory

    Learn how to model plants and trees with PlantFactory, the 3D plant modeling, animation, and rendering software.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rigging Mechanical Objects in Maya

    Learn techniques for rigging mechanical objects, machines, and other inanimate objects in Maya.

    1h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lindsey Pollard: Supervising Animation Director

    In this interview, Lindsey Pollard, animation director for shows such as The Simpsons and Sanjay and Craig, talks about her career and offers advice for aspiring animators.

    23m 30s
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  • view course page for Animating Cartoon Characters in Maya

    Teaches simple steps to creating exaggerated cartoon animation in Maya, using principles such as squash and stretch, exaggeration, follow-through, and overlapping action.

    2h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Chris Landreth: Oscar-Winning Animation Director

    An interview with Chris Landreth, a pioneering animator and director of the Oscar-winning animated short Ryan.

    22m 40s
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  • view course page for Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 03: Compositing and Reusing Elements

    Learn how to take assets you already have and composite them in a new way, while adding grungy DIY texture.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Carol Wyatt: 2D Background Painting and Color

    An interview with Carol Wyatt, background painter, color stylist, and color supervisor for animated shows such as Rick and Morty and HBO's Animals.

    15m 19s
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  • view course page for Kim Lee: Digital and Physical Production and Design

    3D animator and maker Kim Lee discusses how he combines digital and physical production methods for maximum flexibility and creativity.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Migrating from Flash to Toon Boom Harmony

    Migrate your animation workflow from Flash to Toon Boom Harmony. Learn about Flash tools and their Toon Boom equivalents and how to complete common drawing and animation tasks in Toon Boom Harmony.

    6h 0m
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  • view course page for Creating Project Templates with After Effects

    Learn how to build a template-based project in After Effects that can be packaged to share with colleagues or to sell on Adobe's Creative Cloud Market.

    2h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Anthony Jones: Concept Artist

    Concept artist and teacher Anthony Jones tells us what he's been working on, where he's finding inspiration, and how he sees the big trends in 3D and virtual reality developing over the next few years.

    1h 11m
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  • view course page for Rigging a Cartoon Character in Maya

    Add squash and stretch to a rig in Maya, using techniques specific to cartoon characters: stretchy joints, IK/FK switching, and facial rigging.

    2h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing Cartoon Characters for Animation

    Learn to draw cartoon characters for classical cel animation, digital animation, comic books, or just for fun.

    5h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Maya LT

    Up and Running with Maya LT with George Maestri

    Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.

    3h 24m
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  • view course page for Maya 2016 Essential Training

    Maya 2016 Essential Training with George Maestri

    Learn the essentials of modeling, texturing, rendering, and animating with Maya 2016, the 3D package popular in the feature film, video game, and animation industries.

    7h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Flash Professional: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Stay on top of all the updates to Flash Professional 2015, including HTML5 Canvas optimization, brush size scaling, timesaving timeline changes, and more.

    52m 33s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2016 Essential Training

    Start creating advanced 3D models and animation with 3ds Max 2016. These tutorials cover modeling, animation, lighting, texturing, and rendering with this powerful and flexible 3D toolset.

    10h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Animation with Rhino and Bongo

    Learn how to take your design presentations to the next level by animating them with motion, using Rhino and the V-Ray and Bongo plugins.

    2h 26m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2016 New Features

    3ds Max 2016 New Features with Aaron F. Ross

    Find out what's new in 3ds Max 2016. Learn how to incorporate the usability, interoperability, and cinematography enhancements into your 3D workflow.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rigging a Humanoid Character with Blender

    Learn to rig a human skeleton with Blender: creating bones, setting up inverse kinematics and controller shapes, and attaching the mesh to the rig.

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Animation Techniques: Creating Smooth Motion

    Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.

    45m 23s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started in 3D and Animation

    Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.

    15m 8s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Houdini

    Artist and animator Scott Pagano introduces the awesome power of Houdini, a 3D animation package offering an all-procedural workflow and node networks for faster and more complex renders.

    2h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MotionBuilder

    An approachable and concise introduction to MotionBuilder, Autodesk's motion-editing software

    2h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Edge Animate Essential Training

    Discover how to use Edge Animate to create interactive designs and animated motion graphics for websites, mobile apps, digital magazines, and ebooks.

    4h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Essential Training

    Learn to storyboard commercials, features, games, or TV shows with Storyboard Pro. Get tips to speed up your storyboarding workflow and get the most from Storyboard Pro's drawing tools.

    4h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MEL Scripting in Maya

    A quick introduction to Maya's MEL (or Maya Embedded Language) scripting, which can help speed up repetitive tasks and give you access to advanced features.

    1h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Dynamic Simulations with Bullet Physics in Maya

    Learn how to set up and direct Bullet simulations for collisions, breakage, and simple cloth effects.

    1h 35m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Dialogue

    Learn how to convey emotion through facial expression, and animate dialogue, with these fundamental animation principles.

    2h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in 3ds Max

    Character Rigging in 3ds Max with George Maestri

    Learn how to rig your 3D characters for realistic motion and animation with 3ds Max.

    3h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Edge Animate Essential Training (2012)

    Discover how to use the complete Edge Animate toolset to lay out and animate motion graphics for your website, mobile devices, digital magazine, iBooks, and more.

    5h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2015 Essential Training

    Maya 2015 Essential Training with George Maestri

    Learn how to model, texture, render, and animate 3D characters and scenes with Maya 2015.

    7h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Flash Professional: Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the interface changes and performance improvements that come with the latest release of Flash Professional CC.

    1h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Locomotion

    Learn how to create walk, run, and skip animations that give your character style and subtly move the story along.

    2h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Dynamics in CINEMA 4D

    Dynamics in CINEMA 4D with Thanassis Pozantzis

    Learn how to use CINEMA 4D dynamics to create physically accurate object animations, using real-world physics like gravity, collisions, and bounces.

    3h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2015 Essential Training

    Learn how to build 3D models, graphics, and animation with 3ds Max 2015.

    10h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Hand-Drawn Animation in Flash

    Hand-Drawn Animation in Flash with Dermot O' Connor

    Achieve a richer, more dynamic look for your Flash-based animation by incorporating hand-drawn animation techniques.

    2h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 2D Animation Principles

    2D Animation Principles with Dermot O' Connor

    Bring a cast of characters to life. By following the basic principles of animation, you can build characters that interact naturally with their environments, convey realistic emotion, and talk and walk convincingly.

    2h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Motion Graphic Music Videos: The Work of Scott Pagano

    Scott Pagano, head of LA design studio Neither-Field, walks us through the motion-based, viral music videos he designed for the electronic music trio the M Machine.

    36m 53s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Between Two Worlds, The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions

    The founders of Tiny Inventions explain how their (tiny) two-person animation studio evolved and share the process behind their film Between Times.

    26m 1s
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  • view course page for Cinematography in Maya

    Cinematography in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.

    3h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Tips and Tricks

    Maya Tips and Tricks with Aaron F. Ross

    A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Hair with Maya nHair

    Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.

    3h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Basics

    Character Animation: Basics with George Maestri

    Learn the skills all beginning animators need to know to bring their characters to life, including posing to the camera, animating from pose to pose, the basics of walking, and dialogue.

    3h 32m
    Beginner
     
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