3D Character Animation with Maya

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Develop an understanding of the storytelling and character animation process with the industry-standard 3D software, Autodesk Maya. Students will learn how to bring characters to life, using lighting, settings, and camera angles. We’ll teach you a workflow that will take pre-rigged models and animate them in an original short sequence that tells a story.

Building on existing knowledge of the basics of 3D modeling students will take their design skills from modeling into animation just like the pros. By the end of the week students will have an understanding of keyframing, facial expressions, character poses, object modeling and the pre-production process.

Hardware and Software

Autodesk Maya

Ages

12-18

Camp Days

1 Week (Mon - Fri)

Staff Ratio

12:1

Daily Camp Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Number of Students

24

REQUIRED Prerequisites

None

What Students Learn
  • How to use Maya as a tool for animation

  • Keyframes and interpolations in Maya’s graph editor

  • The digital puppets known as character rigs

  • The process of planning for and executing an animation

What Students Create
  • Several animations of a bouncing ball to display mastery of keyframes, weight, and timing

  • Images of characters in expressive poses, displaying subtle control of the complex character rigs

  • An animated shot using professional level character rigs

  • A demo reel showcasing their work

Price (AUD)

$1350

Came Overview + Schedule

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Tuition Includes

  • Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  • Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  • Low staff to student ratios

  • Take home select technology hardware

  • Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.