Animsquad is excited to bring back the amazing Disney animator Zach Parrish (Tangled, Moana, Zootopia, Wreck-It-Ralph, Big Hero 6, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) for another in-depth, step-by-step Masterclass demo. This time he takes you through his entire workflow start to finish, animating a superb cartoony shot, all the while verbalizing what he does and why he is doing it. With over 13.5 hours of HD footage you will not miss a thing. Animating a cartoony shot is very different from doing a more natural style acting shot. Zach takes you through the whole process, not skipping anything. Watching and learning from this Masterclass will definitely solidify your cartoony animation workflow. (Rig is not included)
We're exited to share this amazing Masterclass with the world. Zach Parrish (Disney head of animation "Big Hero 6") and Brent Homman (Disney animation supervisor "Big Hero 6") each demo'd their workflow, taking you through their animation process of animating a shot from start to finish, pulling from their experience of working on "Tangled", "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Frozen". All this (17 hours total) is recorded in HD and now available for download for only $299!
Zach, who is known to be a super fast, awesome Disney animator, has an amazing ability to demo/animate and verbalize every step he takes very clearly. This Masterclass follows him all the way (10 hours of HD desktop/Maya footage), from setting up his Maya file to blocking, breaking down and polish! He showed ALL his tricks and golden workflow nuggets. All the while sprinkling in informative, fun anecdotes of working on "Tangled" with Glen and the directors, pushing cartoony animation on "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs", animating weight on "Hulk" and much more!
Brent demo'd his workflow of animating a subtle, close up. He took on the very difficult task of keeping the appeal and fleshyness animating a female character, pulling from his experience on "Tangled" and "Frozen". Similar to Zach's demo, he goes over his way of wrangling in an extremely difficult performance.
This 17 hour long Masterclass will revamp your workflow for sure. Seeing Zach and Brent demo their workflows, is the most effective way of learning what to do, how to do it and more importantly what not to do while animating shots. All this for less than 300 dollars!
We're proud to present Matt Shumway, Animation Supervisor on "Life Of Pi", animating real-time through 7.5 hours of workflow demo. During the Masterclass Matt animates a tiger walking down a hill side, hops onto a large rock and lays down.
Matt's ability to tackle magnificent quadruped animation comes from years of working at the Oscar winning studio R&H. "Life Of Pi" is probably one of Matt's biggest achievements. Not only did the movie win an Oscar for Best VFX, but Matt himself won an Annie Award for his work on the tiger.
Matt starts from scratch and animates a cycle in place, showing all the tricks and things to look out for when animating a quadruped. The SECOND part of his workflow demo is creating a Maya Motion Path and applying the cycle to the motion path. After which he uses Maya's Time Warp demonstrating how you can easily retime the cycle and make it look like it's not a cycle looping over and over again, thus creating an organic looking tiger walking down a hillside and hopping on a rock. The THIRD part Matt goes into keyframing the tiger stopping, lying down and going into a relaxing pose. This is where Matt kicks into high gear and reveals how to use video reference to add all the little nuances of the tiger motion. Paying great attention to where the weight is taken, what the paws do, how the shoulders roll, how the head behaves, eyes, tail, etc.
During the 7.5 hour Masterclass, Matt pulls out all the tips and tricks for animating a quadruped. Everything is real time, so you don't miss any steps! If you ever wondered how the best of the best in the industry tackle quadruped mechanics and behavior, this Masterclass won't disappoint and it's offered at less than two hundred dollars!