Character Animation

Learn the 2D and 3D techiques used to make an animation and bring a character to life. Join expert instructors to create character animations and explore character rigging, create a walk cycle, and make an animated movie.

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  • view course page for Rigging Mechanical Objects in Maya

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Chris Landreth: Oscar-Winning Animation Director

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Animation Techniques: Creating Smooth Motion

  • view course page for Rendering for Composites inside 3ds Max

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with MotionBuilder

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya

  • view course page for Rigging a Quadruped in Maya

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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

  • view course page for Creating Hair with Maya nHair

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

  • view course page for Game Character Creation in Maya

  • view course page for Modeling a Character in 3ds Max

    Design and build a 3D human character that can be used for feature film, broadcast, and games.

    4h 31m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Modeling a Character in Maya

    Modeling a Character in Maya

    with Ryan Kittleson

    Demonstrates how to create professional, realistic 3D characters from scratch in Maya 2011.

    3h 3m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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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