3D Character Animation with Maya
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
1 Week (Mon - Fri)
Daily Camp Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Number of Students
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
Came Overview + Schedule
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.
Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report
Diploma or Certificate of Completion
Low staff to student ratios
Take home select technology hardware
Alumni Club Benefits
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.