Game Animation

Game Animation Fundamentals

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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Get Your Game On - Learn the Game Animation Workflow

Ever wonder how game animators bring their characters to life? Now is your chance to find out!

    In Games Animation Fundamentals, you will:

  • Animate convincing character cycles with weight and personality
  • Learn the key workflow to migrate your animation from Maya to Unreal Engine 4
  • Have a blast navigating your own animated character around an obstacle course using a keyboard or game controller!

This workshop is tailored for animators with a basic understanding of body mechanics who are eager to learn the essential game animation workflow techniques that the pros use. That way when you do find yourself employed at a game studio, you’ll be well ahead of the curve.

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 Reid Johnson
Reid Johnson

Animation Director, Undead Labs

Reid is a veteran in the game industry with over 20 years of experience. Recent credits include State of Decay 2, State of Decay, Digimon Rumble Arena 2, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals, MAG, and many more. Reid is currently the Animation Director for the Microsoft series State of Decay.

Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 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

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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