January

Week 01

January 13th
Intro to the class
Priority One: Discussing about class, materials, projects
Priority Two: Discussion about production planning for this semester and any other concern
Priority Three: Giving “Initial Shots 3DAnimatic: The Timing” (QuickTime) DUE Jan 20
Priority Four: Discussing on roughly taking apart of your models to work with 3D animatic
Priority Five: Stop watch

January 15th
Priority Six: Discussing on the Structures on Character Setup in Maya, such as things do and things don’ts

Intro to Character Setup/Rigging:
Handout:
Anatomically Correct by Steve Theodore

Rigging part one:

  1. Checking and cleaning the topology and UV layout of models
  2. Joints and Bones
    2.1. Joint Tool
    2.2. Joint Orientation
    2.3. Joint Chains
          2.3.1. Connect Joint
          2.3.2. Disconnect joints
          2.3.3. Remove Joint
          2.3.4. Insert Joint
  3. Testing the resolution on joint placement with Smooth bind technique

Assignment Two: "Rigging" DUE Jan. 27 (week 3) (5 points)

Week 02

January 20

Critique:“Initial Shots 3DAnimatic: The Timing” (QuickTime)
Assignment Four: “Final 3D animatic” (QuickTime) DUE Jan. 29 (week 3) (5 points)

Rigging part two:

  1. Body Rigging: Lower Body
    • IK legs and Foot Control Rig
    • Pelvis Rig
  2. Body Rigging: Upper Body Part 1
    • FK Torso
    • IK Arm Rig

January 22

Rigging part two:

  1. Body Rigging: Upper Body Part 2
    • Hands and fingers Rig
    • Head Rig
  2. Facial Rigging:
  3. Checking topology with rigid skin weight tools
    Intro to rigid skin weight

Week 03

January 27
DUE Assignment Two: "Rigging" DUE Jan 27 (week 3) (5 points)

Priority One: To understand the initialize pose: What pose would be the best for the initial posture of your character to simplify the problematic setting up the rig, such posture of the character’s arms, hands, fingers, legs, mouth, and such. What is the T-pose?
Priority Two: Discussing the differences and how to rig a single mesh, multiple meshes, solid segment models, deformable segment models and such.

Priority Three: Intro to the skinning with the smooth bind

January 29

Critique Assignment Four: “Final 3D animatic” (QuickTime) DUE Jan. 29(week 3) (5 points)

Skinning: Smooth Bind (continue):


Week 04

Febuary 3
Critique Assignment Three: “Skinning” DUE Feb. 3(week 4) (5 points)

Priority One: Stop watch

Breakdown your shots with dedicated cameras

Assignment Five: “Shots Breakdown and Timing” (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 12 (Week 7) (5 points)

Topics:

  • The poses
  • In – Class Exercises One: The poses: “What would you do?” on Jan 29th

Febuary 5
Topic

  • Timing
  • Spaceing

In – Class Exercises Two: Timing and Spacing: "Walking with the real physicality" on Jan 29th – 31st

Week 05

Febuary 10

Febuary 12

Critique Assignment Five: “Shots Breakdown and Timing” (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 12 (Week 5) (5 points)

Assignment Six: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 1/4 of Story) (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 19 (week 6) (5 points)

Week 06

Febuary 17

Febuary 19

Critique Assignment Six: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 1/4 of Story) (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 19 (week 6) (5 points)

Assignment Seven: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 2/4 of Story) (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 26 (week 7) (5 points)

Week 07

Febuary 24

Febuary 26

Critique Assignment Seven: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 2/4 of Story) (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 26 (week 7) (5 points)

Assignment Eight: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 3/4 of Story)  (QuickTime) DUE March 5 (week 8) (5 points)

Week 08

March 3

March 5

Critique Assignment Eight: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 3/4 of Story)  (QuickTime) DUE March 5 (week 8) (5 points)

Assignment Nine: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 4/4 of Story) (QuickTime) March 19 (week 10) (5 points)

Week 09 - Spring Break

March 10

March 12

 

Week 10

March 17

March 19

Critique Assignment Nine: “Blocking State: “The Pose to Pose” (Base on the Shots in 4/4 of Story) (QuickTime) March 19 (week 10) (5 points)

Assignment Ten: “The State of In-between of the Breakdown State in 1/2 of story“DUE March 31 (week 12) (5 points)

Week 11

March 24

March 26

 

Week 12

March 31

Critique Assignment Ten: “The State of In-between of the Breakdown State in 1/2 of story“DUE March 31 (week 12) (5 points)

Assignment Eleven: “The State of Inbetweening of the Breakdown State in 2/2 of story“DUE April 14 (week 14) (5 points)

April 2

 

Week 13

April 7

 

April 9

 

Week 14

April 14

Critique Assignment Eleven: “The State of Inbetweening of the Breakdown State in 2/2 of story“DUE April 14 (week 14) (5 points)

Assignment Twelve: Final Production; Composite, Lights, Motion, and Storytelling (QuickTime) and rendering of the scenes with a minimum of 10 images

  • (Section One: DUE May 6 at 10:45 am until 12:45pm) (week 17) (30 points)
  • (Section Twoe: DUE May 8 at 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm) (week 17) (30 points)

April 16

 

Week 15

April 21

April 23

Week 16

April 28

April 30

Week 17

May 6

(Section One: DUE May 6 at 10:45 am until 12:45pm) (week 17) (30 points)

May 8

(Section Twoe: DUE May 8 at 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm) (week 17) (30 points)