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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dynamics and Particles in MODO

    Learn how to use MODO's dynamics and particle systems to create physics-based animations that impress.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Animating for Unity 3D in 3ds Max

    Learn how to establish a clear production pipeline to transition your characters from 3ds Max to the Unity 3D game engine.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fur in Maya

    Creating Fur in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Vehicle Rigging in Maya

    Vehicle Rigging in Maya with Adam Crespi

    Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Level Design Basics in Unity

    Learn basic level design techniques using the Unity3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, modular and easy to reuse, and highly interactive.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fluid Effects in Maya

    Learn to render realistic bodies of water such as ponds and oceans and underwater shots with Maya—essential skills in a visual effects artist's toolkit.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Liquid Simulation in Maya

    Liquid Simulation in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Maya, including foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a container.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Working with HumanIK Rigs in Maya

    Find out how to set up the HumanIK rigging system in Autodesk Maya and start creating realistic skeletons for your 3D characters.

    57m 58s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Mexopolis, Animation Studio

    Mexopolis has blended Mexican popular culture with digital animation to create characters and stories that dazzle the eye and strike universal truths in the heart.

    1h 47m
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  • view course page for Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

    Introduces a variety of real-world issues animators commonly encounter and practical solutions to them in Flash.

    5h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Maya

    Character Animation: Maya with George Maestri

    Shows how to animate 3D characters in Maya utilizing the basic principles of animation.

    6h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 2D Character Animation with After Effects

    Discover how to import layered files and paths from Illustrator into After Effects, animate flat vector artwork in both 2D and 3D space, and output your animations.

    2h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Flash Professional CS5: Character Animation

    Use nested symbols and motion and shape tweening to create believable characters in Flash.

    9h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Flash Professional CS5: Animation Projects

    Turn static graphics into rich, animated objects in Flash Professional CS5.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Renegade Animation, Animation Studio

    Learn how Renegade Animation has pioneered digital 2D paperless animation with a unique all-Flash workflow—and a bunch of really great cartoons!

    1h 2m
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  • view course page for Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

    Shows how to master the new Motion Tween model and the Motion Editor to control easing and effects.

    1h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

    Follows the creation of a short animated film, from storyboard through final output, using After Effects CS3.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Flash CS3 Animation Secrets

    Flash CS3 Animation Secrets with Chris Georgenes

    An artist, web designer, and Flash expert shares his secrets for mastering difficult effects.

    1h 21m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for After Effects 7 Animation Techniques

    Learn methods and best practices for creating fantastic animation.

    3h 13m
    Intermediate
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