What you'll learn

This course contains over a 100 lessons and it's around 12.5 hours long. The main highlights you'll learn are...

  • Workflows to create a 3d animated shot on 2's in feature length quality.

  • In depth lectures on basic concepts of animation such as appeal, timing, spacing, entertaining value, scheduling and many more!

  • Hand-by-hand examples applying a myriad of tips and tricks throught the creation of an animated shot.

Benefits

Buy this course and you will get...

  • 7 Assignments + Personal Shot feedback

    Complete 7 assignments as you go through the course and get them reviewed by one of our teachers. 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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  • Get endorsed

    We can provide access to a certificate of completion OR a letter of recommendation, that you'll be able to use to support your career.

Recognized artists walk you through every step

3d Animation can be technically overwhelming! All of our teachers are experienced professionals in the animation field and will show you every small detail of their creative thought processes and workflows.

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
    • Mod 3 Student Package

    • 3.1 Anticipating the limitations

    • 3.2 The character

    • 3.3 Practice : Character study

    • 3.4 The audio

    • 3.5 Practice : Get familiar with the scene and the audio

    • 3.6 Deadlines

    • 3.7 Practice : Deadlines

    • 3.8 Summary

    • Copy 12 poses

  4. 4
    • Mod 4 Student Package

    • 4.1 Intro to the Method for animators

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 1/ 3 )

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 2/ 3 )

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 3/ 3 )

    • 4.3 Shot Planning 1 . The performance

    • 4.4 Shot Planning 2 . Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 1/3 )

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 2/3 )

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 3/3 )

    • 4.5 Adding depth to the Golden Poses. How to push poses ( 1/2 )

    • 4.5 Adding depth to the Golden Poses. How to push poses ( 2/2 )

    • 4.6 Pushing the energies

    • 4.7 Practice : Deepening your own poses

    • 4.8 Summary

    • Deepening your own 5 to 10 poses

  5. 5
    • Mod 5 Student Package

    • 5.0 Intro to working the Golden Poses

    • 5.1 Posing with the SUCCES rule

    • 5.2 Learning appeal

    • 5.3 Entertainment value

    • 5.4 Tips on posing

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 1/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 2/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 3/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 4/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 5/5 )

    • 5.6 How to copy animation

    • 5.7 Rest

    • 5.8 Summary

    • Copy blocking 1

  6. 6
    • Mod 6 Student Package

    • 6.0 Intro to working the first blocking pass

    • 6.1 About Key Poses

    • 6.2 The timing of the dialogue

    • 6.3 Posing the Key Poses

    • 6.4 Simplicity

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 1/3 )

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 2/3 )

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 3/3 )

    • 6.6 The flow

    • 6.7 Practice : First blocking pass after working flow ( 1/2 )

    • 6.7 Practice : First blocking pass after working flow ( 2/2 )

    • 6.8 Summary: Blocking 2 - First blocking pass

    • Copy blocking 2

  7. 7
    • Mod 7 Student Package

    • 7.0 Intro to working the accents

    • 7.1 The nature of the face expression

    • 7.2 Studying the facial animation

    • 7.3 The 2 bouncing balls tip

    • 7.4 The mask

    • 7.5 The brows

    • 7.6 The eyes

    • 7.7 Iris and pupil

    • 7.8 The mouth

    • 7.9 Reference reference reference

    • 7.10 Timing on the right frame

    • 7.11 Practice : Posing the accents ( 1/2 )

    • 7.11 Practice : Posing the accents ( 2/2 )

    • 7.12 Summary : Blocking 3

    • Copy blocking 3

  8. 8
    • Mod 8 Student Package

    • 8.0 Intro to working the lipsync

    • 8.1 Lipsync workflow ( 1/2 )

    • 8.1 Lipsync workflow ( 2/2 )

    • 8.2 Practice & Summary

    • Copy blocking 4

  9. 9
    • Mod 9 Student Package

    • 9.0 Intro to working the breakdowns

    • 9.1 Keep using your body

    • 9.2 Workflow on breakdowns

    • 9.3 Ease ins and outs

    • 9.4 Overlap of actions

    • 9.5 Micro gestures

    • 9.6 Smears and distortions (1/2)

    • 9.6 Smears and distortions (2/2)

    • 9.7 Holding the extremes

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (1/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (2/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (3/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (4/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (5/5)

    • 9.9 Summary and practice: Blocking 5 -Blocking Plus

    • Copy blocking 5

  10. 10
    • 10. Finishing up

    • 10.1 Letting go and/or polish

    • 10.2 Tips on asking for feedback

    • 10.3 About the certificate

    • 10.4 Farewell and happy animating

  11. 11
    • Requisites

    • Personal shot - Step 1 - Golden poses.

    • Personal shot - Step 2 - Key poses.

    • Personal shot - Step 3 - Accents .

    • Personal shot - Step 4 - Lipsync Pass

    • Personal shot - Step 5 - Breakdowns

    • Optional: Splined version of your personal shot.

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Who is teaching this?

Character Animator / Director / Founder

Jorge Vigara

Jorge is a character animator and director with over 17 years of experience in the animation industry. He has worked for a large variety of formats such as film, tv, advertising, short films, VR and feature films. He is also the founder of Animawarriors.com. Amongst more that 20 titles in his belt, his credits include Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2, Despicable Me, The Smurfs 2, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 , Storks and many more.

What other students say

5 star rating

Best Animation Course Ever!

isaac salinas

I really loved this course. The way Jorge explains the tips and techniques to improve as animators goes beyond the technical aspect, he talks about all the s...

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I really loved this course. The way Jorge explains the tips and techniques to improve as animators goes beyond the technical aspect, he talks about all the stuff that surrounds the animation work and how to balance it and be happy in the process. I think that this system is pretty healthy and stable for long term animators who want to succeed in the industry and in life. Thanks Jorge!

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5 star rating

Impressive guiding knowledge!

Abdelrahim Ahmed

This course is a masterpiece, everything is clear enough to follow up and reproduce! Thanks for this experience.

This course is a masterpiece, everything is clear enough to follow up and reproduce! Thanks for this experience.

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5 star rating

I loved it

Shirley Alves Reigadas

In general, I loved this course. I think everything is well explained, and it's very easy to understand. By doing this course, I figured out that I still nee...

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In general, I loved this course. I think everything is well explained, and it's very easy to understand. By doing this course, I figured out that I still need to learn more about the basic stuff before being able to follow the activities/exercises on this course, but even so, I still learned a lot which made me very happy. I hope you guys can develop a beginner version of this course.

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5 star rating

What a show! Inspirational!

Nicolas Taro

Loved it! Super interesting and inspirational! Congratulations Jorge!

Loved it! Super interesting and inspirational! Congratulations Jorge!

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