Teaches simple steps to creating exaggerated cartoon animation in Maya, using principles such as squash and stretch, exaggeration, follow-through, and overlapping action.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm George Maestri, and welcome to Animating Cartoon Characters in Maya. In this course we're going to focus mostly on animation, and, specifically, animation for cartoon characters. So, we're going to take a squashy, stretchy cartoon rig, we're going to make the character walk, jump, and then we're going to do some pose to pose animation as well as a simple zip-out. Let's go ahead and get started with Animating Cartoon Characters in Maya.
- Working out the walk timing
- Blocking out footsteps
- Animating the character's walk
- Animating a jump, including the landing and follow-through
- Blocking out and timing poses
- Creating facial expressions
- Animating a quick exit
- Adding lights
- Rendering in Maya
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Animating a Cartoon Walk
2. Straight Ahead: Creating a Jump
3. Pose to Pose: Animating Changes in Mood
4. Animating a Zip Out
5. Finalizing and Rendering
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