Blender for Animators
One Workshop - 11 Weeks
A complete introduction to animating in Blender which is a powerful and FREE open source 3D creation suite that supports animating for films, games and VFX. iAnimate is proud to add Blender as an option and support the animation community as major studios like Epic and Ubisoft are adopting this powerful software in their pipelines and projects.
Blender is quickly being endorsed by more and more animation studios. During this course, students will discover the fundamentals of animation while using Blender’s animation tools. If you are new to animation or looking to swap your animation software to Blender, this is the course for you.
In these classes we'll have a broad overview of blender, what it can do, what's good about it and why the industry is leveraging its power more and more. we'll learn interaction and customization to get the most out of it. We'll learn how to get around it and be comfortable.
In these classes the student will learn the basic animation tools also linking files and preparing the shot for animation, which all can be daunting at first, but we'll make sure you land on your feet, that's why we'll do a tots shot on two's so you can focus on posing and the workflow behind that while applying the animation principles.
In this chapter we'll introduce the use of video and image references to our workflow, we'll edit it to get the right iming and set up our shot for creating a vanilla walk cycle, we'll further dive into animation tools.
We'll finally work out the dope sheet and graph editor which are key to the polish workflow, you'll figure out why the dope sheet is dope.
Knowing that blender doesn't have "animation layers" per se, but the animation layers workflow can be enabled is key to creating non destructive corrections and animation mostly when you're confronting yourself with client work, same as for world baking it helps alleviate a lot of the problems of production rigs aiding you in being a faster animator.
In this last class we'll final our shots with a touch of lighting basics so you can present your shot as best as you can.
Disclaimer & Agreement
Blender is an Open Source and FREE software available at blender.org Students are required to download a copy of Blender and check with their instructor which version is being used in their workshop.