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Beginner Animation I


This is our absolute beginner workshop where we teach you how to use Maya and get a solid grip on the principles of animation. If you have never animated before and want to kick-start your animation career, this is the workshop for you. 12 weeks of hands-on tutoring by an industry professional showing you all the animation tricks and getting you up to speed with Maya. The assignments start out really easy with animating a simple ball rig focusing on timing and spacing. After that we start to tackle squash & stretch, overlap and drag, ease in & out, etc. By the end of the workshop you'll be a solid beginner animator!


1. Bouncing Ball -- no squash & stretch
2. Bouncing Ball -- with squash & stretch
3. Two Bouncing Balls -- different timing/weight
4. Simple Pendulum -- overlap & drag
5. Parcour Bouncing Ball -- adding personality to bouncing ball
6. Simple Robot Animation with ED-405 rig

Tuition Fee


12 weeks

None -- anyone can sign up
Available Rigs

Ball rig, Pendulum Rig and ED-405 Robot rig

Available Terms

SPRING TERM 2017 ONLINE / 8 spots of 10 left

Tutors: Frank Abney (TUE 7pm-10pm Pacific)

Dates: April 17th 2017 through July 3rd 2017
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