WEEK 1

Jan. 12

Intro to class and materials
Watch: Animated Motion by Norman McKlanken
Animation Tools (Maya)
Working with Key Frames, Animation Preference
Working with Play Blast

Jan. 14

Basic Animation Principles: Sliding Boxes (Maya)
Conceptual: Timing, Spacing, Easing in/out, and Moving Hold

Assignment Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr's Day NO CLASS

Jan. 21

Animated Deformers

WEEK 3

Jan. 26

Animated Colors
Working with Sound (Adobe Audition with Maya)

Jan. 28

Working with Video (Adobe After Effect)

 

WEEK 4

February 2

Due Project 1: Animopt
Single Bouncing ball

February 4

Two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

Assignment Project 2: Obstacle Course

 

WEEK 5

February 9

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

February 11

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

 

WEEK 6

February 16

Pendulum Rigging
Pendulum Animating

A simple pendulum: A body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity, commonly used to regulate various devices, especially clocks.

February 18

Pendulum Animating

 

WEEK 7

February 23

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

February 25

Work Section

 

WEEK 8

March 2

Due Project 2: Obstacle Course

March 4

Assignment Final project: Two Legs, “Gotta get there?”

Two Legs: Rigging
Arc and Path animation

 

WEEK 9

March 9 - 14: Spring Recess - No Classes

WEEK 10

March 16

Two Legs: Rigging cont'

March 18

Two Legs: Walking

 

WEEK 11

March 23

Two Legs: Walking

March 25

Two Legs: Running

 

WEEK 12

March 30

Two Legs: Running (final)

April 1

Two Legs: Jumping

 

WEEK 13

April 6 – 8

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  13 – 15

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 20 – 22

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 27

Work Section

April 29

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17

Final Examinations / No class

ALL materials are due on Friday, May 8