Game Animation

Animate in Maya, Play in the Unreal Engine

What is Game Animation?

Game animation is similar to feature film animation, with a particular emphasis on body mechanics, weight, and impact. Unlike in film, game animators have to make sure their animation (composed of walk cycles, run cycles, idle cycles, and action sequences) is polished and appealing from every camera angle. This offers a unique level of freedom and creativity in their approach to animation. Game animation is high-quality and on par with feature-level animation—many professional animators work in both industries.

Video games are a growing, multi-billion dollar industry. Game studios need keyframe animators to create engaging characters that give players an interactive, in-game experience. Animation Mentor offers a unique take on game animation by integrating workflows from Maya to Unreal Engine, allowing you to animate and then play your character in real-time. Advanced animators with solid body mechanics experience can jump straight into game animation.

Game Animation: Fundamentals

6-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 6 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | Week of January 2, 2023

PRICE | $899

Learn basic game animation workflow techniques with State of Decay Animation Director Reid Johnson. Register now to take Ried's workshop.

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Game Animation: Combat Attacks

6-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 6 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | To Be Announced

PRICE | $899

Learn to animate combat attacks from Maya to Unreal Engine 4 with pro game animators! Click the link below to discover when the next workshop will be offered.

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Want to Become a Game Animator?

If you’re new to animation, we recommend the following learning path to start your journey as a professional game animator.

– Start Here –

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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Game Animation Fundamentals

6-Week Workshop

Animate a character to play live in the Unreal Engine.

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Game Animation: Combat Attacks

6-Week Workshop

Create a thrilling fight sequence between characters.

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