IM260 Advanced Character Animation

Course Description

Students will dig deeper into the animation process and apply lessons from previous courses to create personality and believable performances. Various tools will be used to allow the character to speak and show emotion. Students will become acquainted with methods of facial animation and lip-syncing and apply what they have learned during their 3D Animation certification about imparting personality into characters. Students will learn more animation tools and techniques, such as Maya’s animation layers and the trax editor.

Learning Outcomes/Topics

  • Shoot Video Reference for their Character’s Performance
  • Create and Blend Animation Cycles Using the Trax Editor
  • Create Animatics
  • Learn to effectively Animate to the Camera and rely on the Storyboard for guidance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Principles of Animation to create attractive performances