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Spring 2021: 3D Animation Track / Introduction to 3D Animation
TERM DATES: Apr 4, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Maya
2. Introduction to 3D Animation
$1620
An introduction to the principles of animation, applied to simple objects and scenarios.

In seven assignments, students animate with balls of different weights, an alien tow-truck ship, and a ball with legs to learn about: timing, arcs, spacing, ease in and out, weight, gravity, drag, secondary action, overlap, follow through, squash and stretch, exaggeration and the basics of bipedal locomotion. Students learn software concepts such as: projects, workspace, AutoKey keyframing, hotkeys, graph editor editing, tangents, curve cycling, and playblasting.

Demonstrating these skills becomes the foundation for more advanced techniques learned later in the Animation Track and Program.



1 - Timing and spacing while thumbnailing your first animation assignment.
2 - Bouncing ball assignment.
3 - Ball with character assignment.
4 & 5 - Learn follow through in a new animation using a pendulum in motion.
6 & 7 - Start simulating character locomotion through creating a walk cycle.
8, 9 & 10 - Varied character turns using a character.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
critique time *
class time
instructor
notes
Tuesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Monday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Christopher Dias
Canada
Chris has over 15 years of Animation experience and a graduate from Sheridan's 2006-07 Digital Character Animation course, Canada. At Sheridan, He won the DreamworksAnimation SKG Scholarship for best student character animation for his student projectthat year. He later ende...
Christopher Dias
Canada
Chris has over 15 years of Animation experience and a graduate from Sheridan's 2006-07 Digital Character Animation course, Canada. At Sheridan, He won the DreamworksAnimation SKG Scholarship for best student character animation for his student projectthat year. He later ende...
Janel Drewis
United States
Janel is an animator at Pixar, currently working on Turning Red. She's been in the industry since 2012, with work spanning multiple studios across games and film including Telltale Games, Ubisoft, Sony Imageworks, and Animal Logic. Most recently, she's contributed to films l...
Tyler Kakac
Canada
Tyler currently works at Blue Sky Animation Studios as a character animator. Receiving his formal animation education from Full Sail University he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in computer animation in 2010. Since graduating, Tyler has worked...
Anthea Kerou
United States
For the last 8 years Anthea has worked on many animated features such as "Shrek 4' at Dreamworks, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" at Sony, "Horton Hears a Who" at Blue Sky, "Planet 51" at Ilion, and "Bolt" and "Meet the Robinsons" at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She ha...
Daniel Paul
Canada
Daniel started his animation journey in 2004. He's worked in television, games, feature animation, visual effects, advertising, and augmented reality. Projects he's worked on include Overwatch, Scoob!, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ferdinand, Edge of Tomorrow, Angry Bir...
Harish Pawar
Canada
Harish has over 14 years of experience professionally animating characters for Vfx films. Started his career back in 2007, He has worked for Oscar winning studios such as Rhythm and Hues, Double Negative, Method, Image Engine and currently a Senior Animator at Scanline Vfx. ...
Thom Roberts
United States
Thom is a senior animator at Blue Sky Studios and has been animating professionally for over 10 years. He has worked on a wide range of productions including fully animated features, visual effects films, and commercial productions. Before joining the animation department at...
Veara Suon
United States
Currently a cinematic animator at Blizzard Entertainment. Animating professionally since 2007, and has a wide range of production on AAA video games, blockbuster visual effects films and full animated features. Other notable studios to have been a part of: Bungie Studios, ...
Veara Suon
United States
Currently a cinematic animator at Blizzard Entertainment. Animating professionally since 2007, and has a wide range of production on AAA video games, blockbuster visual effects films and full animated features. Other notable studios to have been a part of: Bungie Studios, ...
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