Rigging Academy 2.0 Information
- The basics of rigging character, and the practical method to rig anything
- You will be able to rig hands, legs, mid-sections of the body, faces, and arms
- Practice rigging bipeds and quadrupeds for your final animation!
Here’s what you’ll get in Rigging Academy 2.0
- Character Prep: Learn to prepare your artwork for rigging the right way so you can be animating in no time.
- Rigging 101: What makes a good rig? How many controls do you need to build in? FK or IK? It depends.
- Options Galore: Puppet-pins or jointed limbs? How about hybrid joints? Heel-roll? Hip roll? You’ll learn ’em all.
- DUIK Wizardry: Learn to use many of the functions in DUIK to automate tedious rigging tasks.
- Facial Rigging: Facial rigging can be complex, but we’ll break it down and show you how to pull off amazing facial rigs.
- Advanced Concepts: What about 4-legged characters? Props? Level-swapping? You’ll be a rigging wizard at the end of Rigging Academy.
Who is Rigging Academy 2.0 course for?
Rigging Academy is an intermediate class, and we have a few suggestions that would make your time learning a lot easier. Let’s dig in to what those are:
Character Animation Bootcamp Students
We highly suggest that you learn how to animate characters before attempting to rig them. In Character Animation Bootcamp you will be given pre-built characters to learn how to animate with. This may seem like a backwards approach, but understanding how to use your rig and what’s possible will help you know what to build.
Experience with Character Animation
If you’ve been animating characters, or have finished up Character Animation Bootcamp, this course is a great way to achieve the next level of character animations. Simply knowing what a character should (and can) do will inform what you need to build. If you’ve been animating walk cycles for bipeds, but you want to learn how to build out quadrupeds, this course can help you achieve that dream.
About Morgan Williams
Morgan has been a professional animator and animation director for over 20 years. He has created work for numerous clients including Sony Pictures, the BBC, Comedy Central, and WGBH Boston and have been the recipient of several awards including a local ADDY®, a Telly, and a Best in Show award at Minnesota Siggraph. His short film work has been screened at festivals around the world including the Philadelphia International Film Festival and the Annecy International Animation Festival. Morgan is a Certified Duik Instructor and a full time faculty member at Ringling College of Art and Design teaching and developing curriculum in the Department of Motion Design.
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