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Animation & Rigging in Autodesk Maya

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This course provides an intensive "shortcut" into animation and rigging in Maya. We'll show you a fast and effective way to start animating in this great software.
$149 $299

Animation & Rigging in Autodesk Maya

Course starts on June 9, 2020
Do you want to create animation like in famous animated films? We understand this wish and to help you realize it we have decided to create the Animation and Rigging in Maya Intensive course. It is suitable for beginners and will be a fast track to your goal!

This course will give you the most important tools and software knowledge to start your journey to becoming an animation artist. We'll explore the fundamentals of character animation. You'll master the workflow in Maya, learn basic animation stages, staging your scene, the way camera works and walk cycles. And then we'll dive into rigging and cover the basics you need to grasp.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to recreate rigs and animate your characters for your own animation pieces. This can be your first step into the world of animation!

What is this course about?

You've already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Course Curriculum

The course is designed to effectively introduce you to the basic stages of working with Autodesk Maya, even if you have never done this before.
Lesson #1
  • Introduction to skeletal animation.
  • Setting a pose. Channel box.
Lesson #2
  • Creating blocking and first animation. Graph editor.
  • Breakdown and Polishing. Facial Expressions.
  • Transition to spline. Finalizing the animation.
Lesson #3
Layout and Camera
Creating a scene layout, working with a camera. Camera Sequencer.
Lesson #4
Basic principles of animation
Timing, spacing, squash and stretch.
Lesson #5
Walk cycle — Lower Body
Creating a walk cycle. Lower body.
Lesson #6
Walk cycle — Upper body. Finalisation.
  • Creating a walk cycle. Upper body.
  • Modifying the walk using layers.
Lesson #7
Rigging Intro
  • Arranging bones.
  • Creating controls. Skinning on the example of a simple object rig.
Lesson #8
Using Auto-Rig
Creating a rig of a girl using Auto-Rig.
Lesson #9
Skinning and deformation
Applying skin deformation to a model. Painting weights.
Lesson #10
Finalizing body rig
Creating corrective blend shapes
Lesson #11
Facial Rigging
Creating a simple face rig. Working with blend shapes.

What students say about our courses and school

I started my career as a character animator 9 years ago, during this time I've worked on many cinematics and commercial projects such as Soldiers inc: Alien vs Predator, Raid: Shadow Legends. One of the most recent projects is an animated short film "From Artists to Artists" that we've created in collaboration with Motion Design School. The idea behind this short is to show the amazing world of fantasy that we, Artists, all live in during the creative process.

The idea of this course is simple: "If you pick the right tools and a simple approach you'll enjoy the ride whether it's a career in CG, your education or anything else."

About the authors

Slava Lisovsky

Slava Lisovsky
Director, VFX Supervisor

I have 7+ years of experience in animation. During this time, I have worked in such Oscar-winning studios as Framestore and Pixomondo. I took part as a character animator in Game of Thrones, Fantastic Beasts, Alita, Mowgli, Thor Ragnarok, His Dark Materials. The goal of this course is to help you start creating your own animation as fast as possible.

Enjoy the ride, we hope you'll like it!
Klym Protasov

Klym Protasov
Senior Character Animator

Animation & Rigging in Autodesk Maya
  • Only must-have info and tools that will bring you to the results in the shortest possible time;
  • Maya is a top choice for most professionals in the animation industry so you will learn the key software for your CGI career;
  • No CG background needed to start the course;
  • A unique character that has been designed especially for this course and this will make your animation created during this course to stand out;
  • Simple and plain explanation of the course material.

Animation & Rigging in Autodesk Maya

This course provides an intensive "shortcut" into animation and rigging in Maya. We’ll show you a fast and effective way to start animating in this great software.

Basic ?

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

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If unhappy with the course, you can request a refund within 14 days after the purchase and get every cent back. Courses purchased before the actual starting date refund can be requested up to 14 days after the first lesson becomes available. Note: not applicable if purchased with a discount coupon

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Frequently asked questions

Will this course work for me if I know nothing about 3D modelling?
Just fine! This course will be very useful for newcomers who want to start their career in CG.
What kind of software do I need?
We`ll work with the following software:
  • Autodesc Maya
Do I need to buy any additional scripts or plugins to complete the course?
No, there's no need, as all the software you need has a student license or trials.
How long does it take to successfully complete the course?
Up to 2 month. This is an online course so you can take your time with lessons and practice tasks.
Are there any discounts?
If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can contact us to receive a $50-off coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not-so-good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not-so-good exchange rate a country, where the currency rate is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your country's currency rate is lower than 1:10, we do not consider your country as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

We consider you a student if you have a valid student email address (@***.edu) and/or a valid student ID. Please either write to us from your student email or attach a picture of your student IDso that we can verify your student status.

Please double check if there are any presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.
Can I get a refund?
If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.

Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase of several products with a discount, you will be not eligible for the refund.
Can I share the art that I create during the course?
Yes, all the artwork you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribbble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.
What if my level of English is not good enough and I find it difficult to understand the spoken language?
This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.