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Introduction to Maya

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
4 weeks
412.50 GBP excl. VAT
English
Nottingham
Next available date: 01/02/2020 10:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 31/01/2020

Course description

Introduction to Maya

Studios today are looking for talented animators who are proficient in 2D or 3D animation using industry standard software.

This course responds to this need, developing your skills in character animation using Maya.

The course will benefit professionals (and students) who wish to develop their artistic and technical skills in all aspects of animation.

Beginners to animation are welcome, though you must be computer literate and have some experience with 2D or 3D applications such as Photoshop, Sculptis or Blender.

On this course you will:

  • learn about the twelve principles of animation, the same principles that were developed by the ‘old men of animation’ - and why it is a must for every animator to master
  • learn how to bring a 2D or 3D biped or quadruped character and prop to life
  • understand the importance of storyboarding
  • learn how to create your own staging and camera works
  • work with Cintiq drawing tablets to aid the process
  • learn the secret of how to create believable, realistic facial expressions and lip syncs
  • learn how to create 3D scene sequences, layouts and camera shots (an advantage for anyone interested in game design).

The course is delivered in a stimulating workshop environment through informative step-by-step tutorials and one-to-one guidance.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have 2D and 3D animation samples which can be used in your portfolio, along with photo-realistic renders of your work (using Arnold).

You will also have the confidence and understanding of professional techniques and workflow processes.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of attendance.

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