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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 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 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 Introduction to 3D

    Introduction to 3D

    with George Maestri

    Learn the basics concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.

    1h 39m
    Beginner
     
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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 Modeling a Cartoon Character in Maya

    Learn how to use Maya to model a simple cartoon character that can be later rigged and animated in the program of your choice.

    3h 6m
    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 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 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 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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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 5: Animation Tools

    Focuses on the basics of animating in Maya, including setting keyframes, working with animation editors, and automating animation with constraints and simple rigs.

    1h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: 3ds Max

    Character Animation: 3ds Max

    with George Maestri

    Employs the basic principles of animation to bring to life simple 3D characters.

    5h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in Maya

    Character Rigging in Maya

    with George Maestri

    Provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

  • 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

    2D Character Animation

    with George Maestri

    Teaches universal principles of animation, as well as how to use After Effects and Flash to apply all the tricks of the trade.

    5h 50m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

  • view course page for Maya 8.5 Character Rigging

    Maya 8.5 Character Rigging

    with George Maestri

    An overview of rigging, character geometry, and topology, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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