WEEK 1

Jan. 12

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. 14

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

Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 19

Animated objects in hierarchy and Deformers

Project 1: Animopt Research Due

Jan. 21

Working with Sound (Adobe Audition with Maya)

WEEK 3

Jan. 26

Working with Video editing ( Adobe Premiere Pro )

Jan. 28

Work Section

 

WEEK 4

February 2

Continue:

Animating lights with sounds

Working with Video editing ( Adobe Premiere Pro )

February 4

Work Section

WEEK 5

February 9

Assignment Project 2: Obstacle Course

February 11

Due Project 1: Animopt

Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

  • Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)
  • Path animation with camera setting.

WEEK 6

February 16

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 18

Pendulum Animating

 

WEEK 7

February 23

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

February 25

Work Section

 

WEEK 8

March 1

Due Project 2: Obstacle Course

March 3

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

Two Legs: Rigging
Arc and Path animation

 

WEEK 9

March 7 - 11: Spring Recess - No Classes

WEEK 10

March 15

Two Legs: Rigging cont'

March 17

Two Legs: Walking

 

WEEK 11

March 22

Two Legs: Walking

March 24

Two Legs: Running

 

WEEK 12

March 29

Two Legs: Running (final)

March 31

Two Legs: Jumping

 

WEEK 13

April 5 – 7

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  12 – 14

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 19 – 21

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 26

Work Section

April 28

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17

Final Examinations / No class

ALL materials are due by Thursday 5