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

Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 20

Animated Deformers

Project 1: Animopt Research Due

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

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

 

WEEK 6

February 17

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 19

Pendulum Animating

 

WEEK 7

February 24

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

February 26

Work Section

 

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 9 - 13: 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