Maya for Beginners: Animation

Lucas Ridley ✔, Instructor and Animator

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28 Videos (4h 14m)
    • Course Preview

      1:13
    • Download Maya Free Trial

      1:18
    • Interface Intro

      12:26
    • Manipulators And Camera Movement

      10:51
    • 01 Bouncing Ball

      10:04
    • 02 Graph Editor

      11:54
    • 03 Finishing Generic Ball Bounce

      11:35
    • 04 Squash And Stretch

      8:17
    • 05 Ball Exercise

      2:11
    • 06 Ball Exercise Review

      9:41
    • 07 Animation Scene Setup

      5:20
    • 08 Follow Through

      14:43
    • 09 Follow Through Polish

      9:09
    • 10 Antics Contrast And Overshoots

      20:28
    • 11 Constraints

      12:50
    • 12 Referenced Rigs

      5:04
    • 13 Walk Cycle Start

      10:22
    • 14 Walk Cycle Mirror Keys

      6:44
    • 15 Walk Cycle Breakdowns

      10:12
    • 16 Walk Cycle Finish Lower Body

      18:15
    • 17 Walk Cycle Upper Body

      10:15
    • 18 Walk Cycle Offsets

      10:27
    • 19 Walk Cycle Polish

      9:58
    • 20 Walk Cycle Off The Spot

      4:39
    • 21 Walk Cycle Polish More

      8:58
    • 22 Walk Cycle Motion Trail Wrists

      16:30
    • 23 Walk Cycle Motion Path

      17:21
    • 24 Wrap Up

      6:31
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About This Class

In this course, you will gain an understanding of animation and it's fundamental principles while beginning to master the industry standard software Autodesk Maya.

The course will start with the total beginner in mind and then get progressively more complex so you'll be able to follow along and advance your skill as an animator.

There are four exercises we will use to help us learn:

  • generic bouncing ball
  • specific bouncing balls
  • robot arm picking up a box
  • walk cycle with the "Bones" character rig

Even though this section is a continuation of the "Maya for Beginners" course you can still start with this one if you're only interested in animation. However, I encourage you to check out the other courses as well. My recommendation, if you have the time, is to start with Modeling, then Texturing, then Rigging, and finally this course. But it is not required you take the other courses, it would just give you a broader knowledge set of Maya if you were to take the others.

Go to the Project page for the course to download the scene files. I provide all the rigs you will need to follow along. Thanks for enrolling, leaving a review, and don't forget to hit the "Follow" button on my profile to be notified of future courses. Thanks

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Hi! Thanks so much for this next part of the Maya intro! So cool to be able to put all the pieces together and to get my own character walking!! if there are any other Maya newbies or freelancers out there, I HIGHLY recommnd this series. Looking forward to the next course :) Thank you, Lucas!

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Lucas Ridley ✔

Instructor and Animator

Hi! My name is Lucas Ridley and I'm excited to share my knowledge with the Skillshare community! 

In my courses below, you will learn what I wish I had access to when I started on my path to becoming a professional director and animator. You will gain practical and applicable knowledge from these courses that draw from my real-world professional experience.

I have almost 200 positive reviews from over 4,000 students and was named a Skillshare "Teach to Watch....

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