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Summer 2022: 3D Animation Track / Animating Characters
TERM DATES: Jul 3, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to 3D Animation
3. Animating Characters
$1620
This course teaches the principles of animation applied to character motion and locomotion. Students are now ready to tackle full biped character animation in three animation assignments. Students learn how to maintain balance, understanding where the character's center of gravity is located, sculpting poses for strong silhouettes, shape reversals, how and why a character anticipates a move, motivated action, secondary action and reaction, caricatured motion, how to avoid twinning, appeal in asymmetry, and staging. In the assignments, the students are given more freedom to explore secondary actions.

Technical concepts and workflows like gimbal lock, rotation order, euler filter, constraints, breakdowns, avoiding counter-animation, and Tween Machine are covered so students will understand how to create clear actions while being expressive and creative with their character.

By using AnimSchool's simple segmented "block" characters, students focus on the specific positioning and angles of body parts to properly communicate a biped's pose, without getting lost in the ambiguity of fleshy characters.
1, 2 - Full biped character walk cycle.
3, 4, 5- Full biped character walk to stop assignment.
6-10 - Interacting with a heavy object.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
critique time *
class time
instructor
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Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Jamie Chung
Australia
Jamie is a senior animator and has been in the animation industry for almost 10 years. He has experience in film, TV and advertising in notable studios such as Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Framestore, Cinesite, Luma Pictures and The Laundromatte. With his main focus being ...
Jamie Chung
Australia
Jamie is a senior animator and has been in the animation industry for almost 10 years. He has experience in film, TV and advertising in notable studios such as Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Framestore, Cinesite, Luma Pictures and The Laundromatte. With his main focus being ...
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...
Tote Gonzalez
Spain
Hi everyone!! I've been in the film industry for over 15 years, I'm originally from Madrid, but spent my last 9 years living in Vancouver, where I worked at Sony, Zoic and currently Stellar Creative Lab, where I am currently Supervising What If... for Marvel. Some other pr...
Brendan Martin Fagan
Spain
With 17 years of animation expierence, I have worked across the globe at many different Film and game studios. Some of the titles I worked on include Guardians of the Galaxy, Jungle Book, Peter Rabbit, Ready Player One and recently My Little pony, The new generation on Netfl...
Ayoub Moulakhnif
Morocco
Ayoub Moulakhnif is Lead Animator at SuperseedStudios, working on VFX and Games with leading companies including Disney, Epic, Supercell, Oddworld Inhabitants, Main Road Post and more. Ayoub is a versatile animator with styles ranging from abstract and cartoony to realisti...
Ayoub Moulakhnif
Morocco
Ayoub Moulakhnif is Lead Animator at SuperseedStudios, working on VFX and Games with leading companies including Disney, Epic, Supercell, Oddworld Inhabitants, Main Road Post and more. Ayoub is a versatile animator with styles ranging from abstract and cartoony to realisti...
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. ...
Anand Somasundaran
Canada
Anand fell in love with animation because it was a medium that combined two of his favourite things drawing and film-making. He has been working as an animator on feature films since 2009 and has worked at studios such and Rhythm and Hues, Industrial Light and Magic and is c...
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