Animal & Creature Animation Courses

Bring Fantastic Creatures to Life

What is Creature Animation?

Creature animation focuses on quadruped, flying, and fantastical animals and creatures. From cats to dragons, animators observe and study how real animals walk, pounce, fly, and emote to create believable performances. Animation Mentor’s Creature Animation Workshops are designed by animators from Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, and Tippett Studios and include elite instruction from professionals working in the industry. We highly recommend students have a strong understanding of advanced body mechanics prior to taking any Creature Animation Workshops.

Creature Animation: Locomotion

12-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 12 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | Week of January 2, 2023

PRICE | $2,499 USD

Learn how quadrupeds walk, run, and move, before animating an exciting shot with our creature rigs. Taught by industry VFX animators from ILM and Framestore. Register Now.

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Creature Animation: Fight or Flight

12-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 12 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | Week of January 2, 2023

PRICE | $2,499 USD

Level up with new characters like dragons and mechs, and learn how to animate flight and fight sequences. Taught by industry VFX animators from ILM and DreamWorks. Register Now.

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Want to become a creature animator?

If you are new to animation, Animation Mentor recommends the following learning path to become a creature animator.

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Animation
Basics

12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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Body
Mechanics

12-Week Course

Learn to animate realistic bipedal movement.

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Advanced Body
Mechanics

12-Week Course

Create exciting and dynamic action sequences.

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Creature Animation:
Locomotion

12-Week Workshop

Animate creatures and animals with guidance from pro VFX animators.

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Creature Animation:
Fight or Flight

12-Week Workshop

Create dynamic flight scenes and fight sequences with creatures.

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