Objective:
Develop skills in rigging character models for animating.

Method:
Use a combination of the following tutorials to develop a good understanding of how to rig characters for animating.

Rigging in Maya

Turn In:
Post image updates of your rig from multiple angles throughout the process of the course.

Objective:
work on becoming more familiar and comfortable with modeling tools in Maya

Method:
Follow the below tutorials to master the proper steps in modeling a basic humanoid character.The videos are in an older version of Maya, but most of the tools are the same. In video 3 you will use the bridge tool instead of the append tool to join the fingers to the rest of the hand.

PART 01:

PART 02:

PART 03:

PART 04:

Turn In:
Post daily progress snips to your blog as you work through the videos. Make sure to write brief descriptions for each post that contains which steps, techniques, and tools that you utilized that day.

Use the following tutorial on Pluralsight to revisit some of the animation techniques and principles that you have previously covered. It will cover keyframing, the Dope Sheet, and working with the graph editor.

Copy the project files from Q:\Animations\Advanced Animations\Maya Project Files\Quickstart\…_Volume 1 to your H:\ drive. Log in to your pluralsight account and navigate to the “Quick Start to Animation in Maya: Volume 1″ course.

Have course finished by Wednesday, September 12.

Objective:
Research and discuss the 12 Principles of Animation.

Method:
Use the internet to research and find answers to the questions attached
12 Principles of Animation.

When done with the answers, you will use Maya to create short animation clips using simple shapes representing each one of the twelve principles.

Turn In:
Create a new post on your blog that contains the answers to the included questions and your rendered video clips for each of the 12 principles of animation.

Objective:
Understand the class procedures and expectations.

Method:
We will discuss the course syllabus, get to know each other through the Information Sheet, and get signed up for the necessary class accounts.