Class Catalog

Class Details

Winter 2022: 3D Animation Track / Introduction to 3D Animation
TERM DATES: Jan 2, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Maya
2. Introduction to 3D Animation
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
Friday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Christopher Dias
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...
Jean Dominique Fievet
United States
Jean-Dominique "JD" Fievet was raised in Lille, northern France, and graduated from Supinfocom school of digital filmmaking in 2000. After a short period of time working in a small animation studio in Luxemburg, he moved to Southern California in 2003 to join Blur Studio, w...
Masha Juergens
Masha has over 25 years of experience in animation. She began her career as a 2D animator, soon after the first Maya version was released, she started animating in 3D. Since then Masha worked at several animation studios in Europe and Australia such as Scanline FX, Aardman A...
Saul Latorre Sebastian
Saul is a Spanish animator currently residing in Canada. For the past few years, he worked in Superseed Studios (Oddworld: Soulstorm, Goalkeeper of the Galaxy) Framestore (Spiderman: Far From Home, Lady and the Tramp, His Dark Materials) and currently in Sony Pictures Imagew...
Harish Pawar
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 an experienced character animator working professionally for over 15 years. Getting started in animation at Mainframe Entertainment he soon made the jump to feature VFX at Rhythm & Hues where he worked on Academy Award winning projects like "The Golden Compass" and o...
Veara Suon
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, ...
Stay up-to-date on the latest news, special events and new offerings from AnimSchool!