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Fall 2023: 3D Animation Program / Introduction to Game Animation
TERM DATES: Oct 1, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023
LEVEL: Intermediate 
5. Introduction to Game Animation
Animators learn what it takes to work in the ever changing gaming industry and deliver assignments that are set in an Unreal game development pipeline. Students coming out of the courses will have essential demo reel material required for most video game animator positions for gameplay and cinematics.

Students learn game theory, engines, and a basic understanding of the pipeline. They will create player and enemy animations, using AnimSchool's game character rigs.

It's about GAMING! Each week students will export their work from Maya into the Unreal engine, where they will learn about Blueprints and how to make their animations feel responsive.

Prerequisites: Introduction to 3D Animation, Animating Characters, or equivalent experience. A basic understanding of animation principals and body mechanics is a must

Students must meet system requirements for running Unreal.
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Monday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Victoria Lopez
United States
Victoria is a Senior Animator in the video game industry. She has helped develop major AAA titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare I & II, Warzone and Madden NFL to name a few. Victoria is currently working at Superseed Studios, for an upcoming video game called Judas; a...
Jarrod Showers
United States
Jarrod has been a videogame animator since 1997 with 12 shipped AAA titles including Star Wars: Jedi Academy, X:Men: Origins: Wolverine, Wolfenstein, Doom 4, and WildStar!  He is currently at Polyarc Games, working in Virtual Reality development.  He has experience...
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