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Spring 2018: 3D Animation Track / Introduction to 3D Animation
TERM DATES: Apr 1, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Maya
2. Introduction to 3D Animation
Introduction to the principles of animation, applied to simple objects and scenarios

Students animate with balls of different weights, an alien tow-truck ship, and a ball with legs to learn about: timing, arcs, spacing, ease in and out, weight, gravity, drag, secondary action, overlap, follow through, squash and stretch, and exaggeration. Student learn software concepts such as: projects, workspace, AutoKey keyframing, hotkeys, graph editor editing, tangents, curve cycling, and playblasting.
1 - Timing and spacing while thumbnailing your first animation assignment.
2 - Bouncing ball assignment.
3 - Ball with character assignment.
4 & 5 - Learn follow through in a new animation using a pendulum in motion.
6 & 7 - Start simulating character locomotion through creating a walk cycle.
8, 9 & 10 - Varied character turns using a character.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
critique time *
class time
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Christopher Dias
Chris has over 15 years of Animation experience and a graduate from Sheridan's 2006-07 Digital Character Animation course, Canada. At Sheridan, He won the DreamworksAnimation SKG Scholarship for best student character animation for his student projectthat year. He later ende...
Anthea Kerou
United States
For the last 8 years Anthea has worked on many animated features such as "Shrek 4' at Dreamworks, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" at Sony, "Horton Hears a Who" at Blue Sky, "Planet 51" at Ilion, and "Bolt" and "Meet the Robinsons" at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She ha...
Alexander Snow
United States
Alex is an animator at Laika. He's been animating professionally for 6 years, and has been lucky enough to work on a bunch of cool projects including Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Hotel T...
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