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3D Character Animation: The Key to Animating Emotion

Millivette Gonzalez, Character Animator

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8 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction: Who am I? What are we doing?

    • Takes and Rigs!

    • Reference, Thumbnails, and Grease Pencil Demo

    • From 2D Planning to 3D Blocking

    • Blocking Plus and Facial Animation

    • Spline Tangents and You

    • Polishing and Finishing Up

    • Thanks, guys!


About This Class

Character animator Millivette Gonzalez walks you through the process of breathing life into your animated characters! This class shows you the basics of shooting useful reference videos, planning an entertaining and appealing shot, and ultimately animating a convincing performance. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to animate a quick character “take” that explores a change of emotion and character thinking. This class is excellent if you know the basics of Maya and want to take your character performance to the next level! 

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Solid advice
Jorge Pedbra


its nice and logical
A nice quick overview.





Millivette Gonzalez

Character Animator

Hey there! I'm a character animator currently working at Rooster Teeth Productions as an animator on RWBY Volume 3. I recently graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design where I co-directed the short animated film Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto. I'm also currently teaching my first class on Skillshare, 3D Character Animation: The Key to Animating Emotion, so make sure to check that out!

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