WEEK 1

Jan. 8

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. 10

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

Assignment Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 15

Animated Deformers

Jan. 17

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

WEEK 3

Jan. 22

Working with Video (Adobe After Effect)

Jan. 24

Working Section

 

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 5

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

February 7

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

 

WEEK 6

February 12

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 14

Pendulum Animating

 

WEEK 7

February 19

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

February 21

Work Section

 

WEEK 8

February 26

Due Project 2: Obstacle Course

February 28

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 12

Two Legs: Rigging cont'

March 14

Two Legs: Walking

WEEK 11

March 19

Two Legs: Walking

March 21

Two Legs: Running

 

WEEK 12

March 26

Two Legs: Running (final)

March 28

Two Legs: Jumping

 

WEEK 13

April 2 – 4

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  9 – 11

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 16 – 18

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 23

Work Section

April 25

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17

Final Examinations
No class / No accept late work