WEEK 1

Jan. 13

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. 15

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

Assignment Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr's Day NO CLASS

Jan. 22

Animated Deformers

WEEK 3

Jan. 27

Animated Colors
Working with Sound (Adobe Audition with Maya)

Jan. 29

Working with Video (Adobe After Effect)

 

WEEK 4

February 3

Due Project 1: Animopt
Single Bouncing ball

February 5

Two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

Assignment Project 2: Obstacle Course

 

WEEK 5

February 10

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

February 12

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

 

 

WEEK 6

February 17

Rigging Personified Ball

  • Nasting hirachy
  • Costum contorler with curve
  • Set Driven Ket set
  • Constain objects
  • Litmiting keyable chennels

February 19

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

Animating a rigging ball:

  • Grease Pencil Tool
  • Boucing
  • Jumpping
  • Moving hold
  • Working with Editable Motion Trail
  • Infinited function
  • with with Bake animated chennels

 

WEEK 7

February 24

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. Pendulum Animating Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

February 26

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

 

WEEK 8

March 3

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 10 - 14: Spring Recess - No Classes

WEEK 10

March 17

Two Legs: Rigging cont'

March 19

Two Legs: Walking

 

WEEK 11

March 24

Two Legs: Walking

March 26

Two Legs: Running

 

WEEK 12

March 31

Two Legs: Running (final)

April 2

Two Legs: Jumping

 

WEEK 13

April 7 – 9

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  14 – 16

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 21 – 23

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 28

Work Section

April 30

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17

Final Examinations / No class

ALL materials are due by Thursday 8