Introduction to 3D Character Animation: #2 - Setting Up

Danan Thilakanathan

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5 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction to Blender

    • Introduction to Animation in Blender

    • Animating a Bouncing Ball

    • How To Approach Character Animation

    • Character Generators in Blender


About This Class

In this class, you will set up your environment so that you can start doing some character animation. You will also learn how we will approach animating realistic and believable 3D characters.

You don't need to have any experience with any 3D software. However, it is recommended that you use the open-source 3D software Blender as that is what we will be using in this class. If you prefer your own 3D software, you will still be able to follow along and apply the principles in your preferred 3D software. 

By the end of this class, you will have set up an environment that will prepare you to start animating 3D characters. You will also learn how we will approach the animation of realistic and convincing 3D characters. 

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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! :)