ANIMAL AND CREATURE COURSE

If you understand body mechanics well then you are ready to take it to the next level with creature animation. This workshop is tailored to teach you the essence of animal and creature locomotion - how an animal or creature runs, walks, senses, stops and turns. Use your power of keen observation and challenge yourself to learn to animate believable creatures from professional animators.

SEMESTER : 1

Quadruped Locomotion

Duration: 3 Weeks

Details

In This semester the main focus will be on the creature locomotion, it will help you animate realistic walks and runs of four legged animals. Observing video reference carefully and motion study of different species of animals and their characteristics, you will understand the basics of animal anatomy and their locomotion and how it affects their style of walk run and jump etc.

SEMESTER : 2

Transitions and behavior

Duration: 4 Weeks

Details

Now you have learned how animals walk its time to study how they behave and their body mechanics. For example a cat Walks lazy but hunts fast, while a dog is very active while he walks but not as fast as a cat when it comes to prey, and an elephant can actually run faster than you think. We will also cover how to observe animals video reefernce carefully to understand their motion mechanics. The objective of this semester is to craft believable and entertaining animal performances and make your showreel stand out.

SEMESTER : 3

Quadruped Locomotion

Duration: 3 weeks

Details

As per title itself this semester will be aimd to teach you the flying mechanics of birds, based on which you can learn to animate any flying creature whether a bat or a gigantic dragon or a little sparrow, it will cover exercises like flight cycle, take off or a landing of the creature and learn to observe carefully their flying mechanics through stock video reference. Use your power of keen observation and challenge yourself to learn to animate believable creatures from professional animators.