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Spring 2020: 3D Animation Track / Body Mechanics
TERM DATES: Apr 5, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters
4. Body Mechanics
$1620
Students learn how to make characters move with more weight, solidity, and believability in action scenarios. They make a biped character move in two assignments, blending different actions to create complex scenes with an emphasis on weight during movement, balance, direction changes, action, realistic force, and Ik/Fk switching. Students also learn quadruped locomotion in a third exercise of animating a dog walk.



The class provides students with a strong foundation and understanding of body mechanics so they are able to tackle physical shots in real production environments. Students will continue to improve their workflows in order to work more quickly and efficiently and meet realistic deadlines.
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Monday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Brock Boyts
United States
Brock Boyts is currently an Animator at Blue Sky Studios. Prior to becoming an animator, he spent 15+ years as a motion graphics artist for television, advertising and film. He later returned to online school to study Character Animation. He has had the privilege to animate ...
Izabela Bzymek
Canada
Izabela has over 20 years experience within the film industry and embraced different styles and techniques in both 2D and 3D animation. Throughout her career, she has worked at several high profile studios such as Sony, Animal logic, Mikros, Toonbox and has contributed to ma...
Jean-Luc Delhougne
Canada
Originally from Belgium, Jean-Luc now lives in Montreal where he's the Animation Supervisor for Blue Spirit Canada, a studio specializing in TV shows and animated feature films.He started his career as a 3d generalist on several commercials then decided to specialize in char...
Nicholas Symons
Canada
Currently working as an Animation Director at DNeg, Nick has over twenty years of industry experience and has produced animation for games, commercials and feature films. Nick, who is from the UK, began his career in London and has worked for several high profile companies i...
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