What you'll learn

This course contains the recordings of the original live workshop: 11 lessons and it's around 26 hours long. The main highlights you'll learn are...

  • Different workflows to create a 3d animated shots with a large variety of creatures for VFX feature quality.

  • In depth lectures on basic concepts of animation such as weight, energy, body mechanics, dynamism and many more.

  • Hand-by-hand examples applying a myriad of tips and tricks throughout the creation of different animations.


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  • 25 Assignments: Personal Shots feedback

    Once you have completed the course, you'll be able to work on your own personal shot and get it reviewed at each step of the workflow by one of our recognized teachers to help you improve your skills.

  • Open Feedback

    Access to twice monthly Q&A grouped sessions with any of our recognized teachers in which you may ask any question related to the course, or for feedback on your shot.

  • Unlimited access

    This course is 100% flexible with no deadlines. Adjust the progress to your personal situation and come back anytime. So don't stress ;)

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • 1. Intro to to Creature Animation with Kaveh

    • Your own homework!

  2. 2
    • 2. Big Cats/Lion Walks

    • Assignment # 1. Big Cat/Lion Walk Blocking

    • Assignment # 2. Big Cat/Lion Walk Spline/Polish

  3. 3
    • 3. Big Cats/Lion Jump Blocking

    • Assignment # 3. Big Cat/Lion Jump Reference

    • Assignment # 4. Big Cat/Lion Jump Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 5. Big Cat/Lion Jump Spline/Polish

  4. 4
    • 4. Canine/Dogs Closeup and Facial Blocking

    • Assignment # 6. Canine facial Reference

    • Assignment # 7. Canine facial Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 8. Canine facial Spline/Polish

  5. 5
    • 5. Canine Jump Blocking/Polish

    • Assignment # 9. Physicality shot with K9 Reference

    • Assignment # 10. Physicality with K9 Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 11. Physicality with K9 Spline/Polish

  6. 6
    • 6. Horse Run/Jump Blocking

    • Assignment # 12. Horse run/walk Reference

    • Assignment # 13. Horse run/walk Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 14. Horse run/walk Spline/Polish

  7. 7
    • 7. Horse Run/Jump part 2

    • Assignment # 15. Horse physicality Reference

    • Assignment # 16.Horse physicality Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 17. Horse physicality Spline/Polish

  8. 8
    • 8. Raptor Walk Blocking

    • Assignment # 18. Raptor Run Cycle Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 19. Raptor Run Cycle Spline/Polish

  9. 9
    • 9. Lipsync blocking

    • Assignment # 20. K9 lip-sync Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 21. K9 lip-sync Spline/Polish

  10. 10
    • 10. Dragon Blocking

    • Assignment # 22. Dragon taking off Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 23. Dragon taking off Spline/Polish

  11. 11
    • 11. Dragon Flight

    • Assignment # 24. Dragon Flight Cycle Blocking pass

    • Assignment # 25. Dragon Flight Cycle Cycle Spline/Polish

  12. 12
    • Rig Credits

    • Download Lion Rig

    • Download Fire Wolf Rig

    • Download Horse Rig

    • Download Leopard Rig

    • Download Dog Rig

    • Download Allosaurus Rig

    • Download Dragon Rig

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Who is teaching this?

Animation Supervisor at MPC

Kaveh Ruintan

My name is Kaveh, I'm originally from Iran, now living in Montreal. I fell in love with animation the first time I saw Baloo the Bear in the Jungle Book. We had it on VHS tape and I had watched it so many times that the image quality was almost nothing but white noise! I have a Master's degree in Fine Arts and been working professionally for more than 10 years on TV commercials, short films, TV series, feature and VFX films in different studios around the world. Currently I'm an animation supervisor at MPC working on Disney's Pinocchio. I think becoming a good animator is a never ending journey, I try to learn everyday, observe life and find inspiration. Outside of work, I love playing basketball, photography, reading and drawing. I try to stay hungry and stay foolish.

What other students says

5 star rating

Very Helpful.

Aman Nusrat

Kaveh Goes into some super cool details and he shares some of the best tips and tricks to give creatures a better sense of realism.

Kaveh Goes into some super cool details and he shares some of the best tips and tricks to give creatures a better sense of realism.

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