WEEK 1

Jan. 7

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. 9

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

Assignment Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 14

Animated Deformers

Jan. 17

Animated Colors
Working with Sound (Adobe Audition or Sound Booth with Maya)

WEEK 3

Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr's Day NO CLASS

Jan. 24

Working with Video (Adobe After Effect)

 

WEEK 4

Jan. 28

Due Project 1: Animopt
Single Bouncing ball

Jan. 30

Two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

Assignment Project 2: Obstacle Course

 

WEEK 5

February 4

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

February 6

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

 

WEEK 6

February 11

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 13

Pendulum Animating

 

WEEK 7

February 18

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

February 20

Work Section

 

WEEK 8

February 25

Due Project 2: Obstacle Course

February 27

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

Two Legs: Rigging
Arc and Path animation

 

WEEK 9

March 4 -8: Spring Recess - No Classes

 

WEEK 10

March 11

Two Legs: Rigging cont'

March 13

Two Legs: Walking

WEEK 11

March 18

Two Legs: Walking

March 20

Two Legs: Running

 

WEEK 12

March 25

Two Legs: Running (final)

March 27

Two Legs: Jumping

 

WEEK 13

April 1 – 3

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  8 – 10

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 15 – 17

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 22

Work Section

April 24

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17s

Final Examinations
No class / No accept late work