Introduction to 3D Character Animation: #1 - The Concepts

Danan Thilakanathan

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5 Videos (38m)
    • Welcome

    • The 12 Principles of Character Animation

    • The Basic Workflow for Character Animation

    • Pose 2 Pose vs. Straight Ahead Animation

    • 5 Annoying Stuff About Character Animation


About This Class

In this class, you will learn the magic behind bringing 3D characters to life. You will learn the skills and techniques of animating realistic and believable 3D characters.

You don't need to have any experience with any 3D software. This class will mainly focus on how realistic characters are animated.

By the end of this class, you will gain a better understanding of concepts that will help you to create realistic and convincing animation of 3D characters. 

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Video 4, 1:10 story of my life haha. Thank for this amazing class !





Hi, my name is Danan. I am a Software Engineer by day and a filmmaker/animator/educator by night.

I started out making an animated short film for fun using Blender a few years ago. It was during this time did I realize I had a huge passion for 3D filmmaking. I have spent the past 5 years making animated short films and have learned a great deal about the entire process of filmmaking and animation.

This is something that I do as a hobby. Animation and filmmaking are both something I'm quite passionate about and I spent a few years trying to learn and master this skill. Through heaps of trial and error and researching on my own, I feel I have come a long way. I would now like to impart this knowledge towards others who feel a similar way. 

I know very well, animated filmmaking is hard. Very hard in fact. One of my main aims, is to make the learning process easier for other people. Feel free to check out any of my courses and I hope I have helped you in your quest to achieve your dream! :)