Friday, 11 November 2016

Free Dinosaur Tutorial!

We're excited to announce a new free week at Animation Apprentice - Dinosaurs! Using the excellent  free Dino rig by Harry Geoghegan, available for free download at Creative Crash, our animators can create a believable dinosaur walk cycle and performance. To get a flavour of the exercise, watch the free theory video above.

Dinosaurs have been a staple of visual effects movies ever since Jurassic Park and, even before that, London's FrameStore created the astonishing Walking With Dinosaurs series when such work barely seemed possible.

With the visual effects industry expanding rapidly globally, and - of course - employing more and more animators - it seems a shame for our animators not to have a little dinosaur action on their demo reels.

So, alongside the free car animation tutorial at Week 31, our students now have an extra free week of animation.

In the tutorial you will learn how to:
  • create a dinosaur walk cycle based on research and reference
  • use offset curves to add flexibility
  • create a believable set
  • animate a moving camera
  • add special effects such as camera shakes
  • bake your curves
  • create a performance 
And it's all completely free!

To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link

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