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Animation Mentor
Genres
Duration
8 hours 45 minutes
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None
Availability
Worldwide

Availability

Creature Animation on Demand is available in these regions:

Episodes

Introduction to the World of Animals and Creatures

Episode 1

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Duration
61:56
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Introduction to the World of Animals and Creatures

Welcome to the world of animal and creature animation. Shawn Kelly, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic, discusses general theory of approaching creature animation, provides an overview of quadruped vs. biped anatomy … and explains how force, weight, balance, and animation principles can be applied to quadruped movements.

$50.00
Understanding Creature Locomotion

Episode 2

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Duration
59:34
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None

Understanding Creature Locomotion

This lecture series began by exploring quadruped walk fundamentals. Now it’s time to explore more complex movements in greater detail. Jim Brown, Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio, gives an overview of the many ways quadrupeds move — and inspires and prepares animators to continue exploring this vast topic on their own. Jim covers the basics of quadruped gait variations and movements, including the timing and sequence of footfalls in various forms of locomotion; considerations to convey weight, force, and momentum unique to quadrupeds; and ideas for transitioning from one form of locomotion into another.

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Understanding Creature Locomotion and Performance

Episode 3

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Duration
57:37
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None

Understanding Creature Locomotion and Performance

Jim Brown continues from his Understanding Creature Locomotion lecture to explore how character, anatomy, and even staging will affect quadruped locomotion. Jim visits with animal experts who discuss not only how animals move, but why they move the way they do. This lecture is sure to inspire animators to take quadruped locomotion from a mechanical exercise to a high-level performance in any animal or creature shot.

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Creating Weight in Four-Legged Walks

Episode 4

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Duration
58:07
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None

Creating Weight in Four-Legged Walks

Tom Gibbons, Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio, explains the theories on weight and physical movement. Tom teaches animators through Maya references and presents his personal workflow techniques, tips, and industry tricks — with a special emphasis on portraying weight and convincing physical movement unique to quadruped characters. Armed with this knowledge, animators learn how to achieve a variety of weights and physicality in quadruped walks using the same rig.

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Creature Animation Production Polish

Episode 5

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Duration
62:30
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None

Creature Animation Production Polish

Will Groebe, Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio, delves deep into the polishing pass. He discusses how adding subtle details and nuances of “grit and grime” in the polish pass is key to making characters look and, most importantly, feel alive. This lecture combines theory and walkthrough to show important workflow techniques. Will also shares his tips and tricks to add what is often referred to as “controlled sloppiness” in the polish pass that takes the animation to a whole new level.

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Advanced Creature Animation Production Polish

Episode 6

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Duration
68:31
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None

Advanced Creature Animation Production Polish

Charles Alleneck, Animator at Industrial Light & Magic, shares his tips and industry tricks of the trade. Learn how he applies this invaluable knowledge as he walks through every step of his workflow for polishing a shot to professional studio level. This is a must-see lecture for animators everywhere.

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Introduction to Flying Creatures.

Episode 7

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Duration
85:08
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None

Introduction to Flying Creatures.

Ever wonder how flying creatures can seemingly defy gravity and take to the sky? In this lecture, Jim Brown guides students through the basic concepts of bird flight. Jim then applies these concepts to his shot — from blocking to final — of a dragon flying onto the Golden Gate Bridge. The mysteries of flight are broken down in a way that will help animators literally reach new heights with their animal and creature animation.

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Animation Industry Recruiter's Perspective

Episode 8

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Duration
71:41
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None

Animation Industry Recruiter's Perspective

So what does it take to break into the professional world as a creature animator? In this must-have lecture, recruiters from top feature film and visual effects studios detail what they look for in new hires, how best to contact them, how often to keep in touch … not to mention critical tips that can make or break the interview.

$50.00