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  • view course page for Learn Adobe Fuse CC: The Basics

    Make custom 3D characters for your Photoshop projects with Adobe Fuse, the powerful app for building realistic human models that can be fully posed and animated.

    1h 26m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Story and Character Development for Animation

    Learn the secrets of developing great characters and telling stories for animation. Animators Andrew Gordon and Nate Stanton recreate the story process for us.

    15m 4s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 2D Animation: Character & Attitude Walk Cycles

  • view course page for 2D Animation: Walk Cycles Basics

    Learn how to create a walk cycle for 2D animation. This tutorial is appropriate for all levels of animators, using any software.

    57m 40s
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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 Sharon Ross: Character Designer for 2D Animation

    Get insights from a real character designer. In this interview, Sharon Ross explains how she went from art student to illustrator to character designer for Family Guy.

    10m 56s
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Blender: Creating a Game Character

    Create a game character with Blender's free 3D toolset, while you build your modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills.

    4h 56m
    Beginner
     
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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 Foundations of Drawing Cartoon Characters for Animation

  • 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 Rendering for Composites inside 3ds Max

    Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.

    1h 50m
    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 Toon Boom Animate and Harmony Essential Training

    Learn to use Toon Boom Animate and Toon Boom Harmony to create traditional animated scenes, complex digital character rigs, and even some cool effects.

    5h 59m
    Beginner
     
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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 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 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 Cloth Simulation in Blender

    Learn how to simulate cloth, control its appearance, and make it interact realistically with other objects in your scene, using Blender.

    2h 0m
    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 Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya

  • view course page for Rigging a Quadruped in Maya

    Learn how to rig a four-legged creature (aka a quadruped) in Maya.

    1h 55m
    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 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 Cloth Simulation in 3ds Max

    Create realistic garments and fabrics, from T-shirts to tablecloths, with the Cloth system in 3ds Max.

    3h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Facial Rigging in Maya

    Facial Rigging in Maya

    with Jason Baskin

    Use blend shapes and a joint-based approach to build facial controls that are versatile and easy to use.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Between Two Worlds, The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions

  • 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 Mograph Techniques: Rigging a Robot Arm in CINEMA 4D

  • view course page for Modeling Characters in CINEMA 4D

    Modeling Characters in CINEMA 4D

    with Christopher Broeska

    Learn how to model realistic 3D characters with the powerful and flexible modeling toolset in CINEMA 4D.

    3h 43m
    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 Chris Korn's Digital Character Design: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Character Modeling in Blender

    Learn to model a production-ready 3D character with topology that deforms properly when it is animated, using Blender.

    3h 41m
    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 Animating Characters with Mecanim in Unity 3D

  • 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 Animating Characters in Toon Boom Animate

  • view course page for Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

    Discover an alternative to the traditional character rigging workflow with the Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) toolset for 3ds Max, which offers quick preset character rigs as well as custom tools for creating a rig from scratch.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 8: Character Rigging and Xpresso

  • view course page for Rigging a Face in Flash Professional

    This course offers intermediate and advanced Flash designers a step-by-step guide for creating full-featured facial rigs in Flash Professional.

    6h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers

  • 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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