Game Animation
Combat Attacks

Game Animation
Combat Attacks

6 Week Workshop

Course Length: 6 weeks with Live Q&As
Start Date: Week of June 25, 2018 (Summer 2018)
Price: $899 *

*Includes a non-refundable $100 registration fee
Seats are limited

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Game Combat Riley

Spin Attack, Parry, Stab, Stab, Stab!

Learn the essential game animation combat attacks with two characters and see your game come alive! This workshop is tailored for animators with a basic understanding of body mechanics who are eager to learn the game animation workflow techniques that the pros use. Game studios value animators who understand the Maya to Unreal Engine 4 workflow, so show off your combat animation skills for your demo reel.

    In Games Combat Attacks, you will:

  • Animate convincing character combo attacks with your weapon of choice: hammer, sword, or two blades
  • Learn the key studio workflow to migrate your animation from Maya to Unreal Engine 4
  • Play your own animated character in a game level using a keyboard or game controller!

Industry Professionals Mentor You to Be Successful

At Animation Mentor, you will be personally mentored by industry professionals who are currently working at prominent game studios. You will be exposed to the latest animation workflow techniques and gain a unique insight into industry best practices from these pros.

Animation Mentor mentor Shahbaaz Shah
Craig Harris

Senior Animator, Blizzard Entertainment

Craig has been working in the video game industry for 15 years. He's worked for Activision, Blizzard, Sony, Sega, Walt Disney Animation, Universal Pictures, and Big Red Button Entertainment. Recent credits include Overwatch, StarCraft II, and Diablo III. In addition to animation, Craig is also an accomplished storyboard artist, painter, and photographer. Craig is currently a senior animator at Blizzard Entertainment.

Mondays | 8:00 - 9:00 PM Pacific Time
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Workshop Format

  • 6 week online workshop.
  • This workshop meets for one live lesson each week
  • You will receive a recorded video review of your assignment each week
  • There are no grades for this workshop
  • In addition to the live lectures and demos, you will receive training material specific to Unreal Engine 4

Animation Rigs You Can Access

Task Master

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements

IMPORTANT: The Unreal Engine 4 game engine requires an OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card. Make sure your computer meets the necessary hardware requirements to use the Unreal Engine 4 software.

Note: Unreal Engine is not required to complete this workshop, and you can choose to just focus on game animation principles within Maya itself. However, you will get the most out of this workshop (and have a ton of fun) by trying out the Maya-to-Unreal workflow yourself.

Who is This Workshop For?

  • Open to English speaking students who are 18 years or older
  • Designed for animators with a basic understanding of body mechanics
  • Current Animation Mentor students are welcomed as these workshops are designed to fit into your current workload
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