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Fall 2021: 3D Animation Track / Body Mechanics
TERM DATES: Oct 3, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters
4. Body Mechanics
$1620
Students learn how to make characters move with more weight, solidity, and believability in action scenarios. They make a biped character move in two assignments, blending different actions to create complex scenes with an emphasis on weight during movement, balance, direction changes, action, realistic force, and Ik/Fk switching. Students also learn quadruped locomotion in a third exercise of animating a dog walk.



The class provides students with a strong foundation and understanding of body mechanics so they are able to tackle physical shots in real production environments. Students will continue to improve their workflows in order to work more quickly and efficiently and meet realistic deadlines.
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Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Jean-Luc Delhougne
Canada
With more than 15 years of experience, Jean-Luc started his career as a 3d generalist on several commercials then decided to specialize in character animation. Since then, he has been lucky enough to animate, lead and supervise talented people from all over the world on a w...
Mitchell Jao
United States
Mitchell is an animator currently working at Blizzard Cinematics. Mitchell graduated from School of Visual Arts and went right to Blue Sky Studios, starting as an intern to becoming a full fledged animator. While there, he animated on Spies in Disguise and other unreleased p...
Masha Juergens
Australia
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...
Masha Juergens
Australia
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...
Gwilym Morris
United Kingdom
After winning European Junior Animator Award 2001 for his short film Bmovie, Gwilym was given the opportunity to work at Framestore on such films as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Two years later he headed to New Zealand to work at Weta on Lord of the Rin...
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...
Nicholas Symons
Canada
Currently working as an Animation Director at DNeg, Nick has over twenty years of industry experience and has produced animation for games, commercials and feature films. Nick, who is from the UK, began his career in London and has worked for several high profile companies i...
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