The goal is to get you up to build on top of the fundamentals of animation. At this point you have a grasp of Maya and 12 Principles Of Animation. The idea is to collaborate with your tutor in brainstorming ideas and goals. We will go through how to animate rigs in Maya. We’ll start slow with animating fun pantomime shots with our robot rig ED-405 experiencing happy, sad or excited emotions. Once you get the hang of that we will turn it up a notch and start exploring full body poses and the impact of body language. Once you feel comfortable handling a full body character rig, you will animate a series of short , simple assignments in which a character will experience different emotions. During the last four weeks you’ll animate a single, more complicated shot in which a character walks in and changes from one emotion to another. The goal is to get you really good at animating simple pantomime performances!
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