Best 3D Animation Courses

Find the best online 3D Animation Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free 3D Animation Courses.

3D Animation Film-Making with Plotagon (2021 Edition)

MBA in Creative Arts, Design and Animation: Level 3 - Part 1 course focussing on 3D Animation Movie-Making Tool Plotagon

Created by Srinidhi Ranganathan - Digital Marketing Legend - India's Top Udemy Instructor

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Students: 33011, Price: $24.99

Students: 33011, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the first course in Level 3 as part of the series "MBA in Creative Arts, Design and Animation".

With this mind-blowing ultra-speed course on creating 3D animation movies in 2021, you can go ahead and bring your ideas to life with an award-winning 3D animation software taught called “Plotagon”. Plotagon is the only software in the market that allows you to create amazing 3D animation videos in the fastest time possible using highly-futuristic technology. With Plotagon 3D animation software, you can promote your business, engage your target audience segments, or educate your employees as it is a simple, yet powerful tool to leverage. With Plotagon you can thus create professional animated videos in merely minutes and anyone can work on this. No prior animation experience is necessary, at all. There is no need to study 3D animation or any animation principles for the same. No need for stretch and squash and no need to know any kind of stuff in animation like perspective or character modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting, etc.

This amazing course will cover Plotagon in-depth – like how you can set-up the software with creating characters, voices, scenes, and then we will also look at creating a great creative short film. We will look at camera angles from a director’s perspective in the film and we will see our text or what we call “film script” come to life with a click of a button.

We will also look at a great method of using character monologues – like stand-alone characters acting out something out a script with a green screen background.

In the end, we will look at new screen-casting tools for chroma keying, an online video editing tool, and a never-before-heard facial mocap tool with futuristic technology. This facial mocap tool will make characters – especially 3D characters imitate whatever action you are doing using your webcam.

So, enrol now, there is a lot more to discover here in this course.

What are you waiting for? There is no time to waste. You would have already created a 3D animation movie by now and made your movie-making dreams come true. Don’t worry – you’ll thank me later, Mr. Director. Oh, I meant "3D Animation Film-Maker".

Maya for Beginners: Complete Guide to 3D Animation in Maya

Learn everything you need for 3D animation in Autodesk Maya: Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging, Animation, Dynamics

Created by Video School - Learn Creative Skills

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Students: 23881, Price: $139.99

Students: 23881, Price:  Paid

You can do your own 3D animations in Autodesk Maya!

Learn everything you need to know to get started - taught by a Hollywood professional!

As the industry standard 3D animation software, learning Autodesk Maya is a great skill to help you land a job in the film, music and gaming industry. In this course, you'll learn how to create your entire animation from scratch. 

What will you learn?

  • Getting started with Maya and understanding the interface

  • Modeling your own objects and scenes

  • Shading your objects

  • Creating proper UVs

  • Texturing your objects 

  • Lighting your scene and creating shadows

  • Rendering your project

  • Rigging characters to prepare for animations

  • Animating with keyframes

  • Motion graphics animation (MASH) toolkit

  • Simulating dynamic effects like cloth and smoke

  • Putting together an entire scene

Learn by doing real world projects!

Throughout this entire course, you'll be working on a Dia de Los Muertos inspired scene with a complete animated skeleton. By the end of the course, you'll truly be inspired by your own skills, and confident in using Autodesk Maya.

What do you get when you enroll?

  • 25+ hours of easy-to-follow tutorials

  • Bonus animation demonstrations

  • Downloadable project files for every step of the course

  • Premium support to help you as you take the course

Why learn from us?

Lucas Ridley is a professional 3D animator who has worked on Hollywood films such as Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. His students love him, and we're sure you're going to enjoy this class.

Lucas breaks down the most complicated steps of animating in Autodesk Maya, so that you can easily start animating on your own! 

Phil Ebiner is the founder of Video School Online, and has taught over one million students around the world with our top-rated courses. We only partner with the best instructors, so you'll know that you're getting a great course with this one!

Our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee!

 We want you to be happy. If there's any reason you aren't enjoying the course, and getting what you expected, we'll refund your money.

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Cheers,

Phil + Lucas

Learn 3D Animation – The Ultimate Blender Guide

A-Z Guide to Learning 3D Animation and Modeling With Blender to Set You on Your Way to Creating Awesome 3D Artwork

Created by Alex Cordebard - 3D Artist Instructor

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Students: 16948, Price: $129.99

Students: 16948, Price:  Paid

Learn the A-Z's that you need to be able to create amazing 3D art and animations with the popular 3D art program, "Blender."

Beginner to the world of 3D? No problem! In this course we go from A-Z, from the basics to the more advanced of 3D creation. This course is project based so we will be using the skills we learn along the way to create some awesome artwork and animations. On top of that, we're going to have fun and end each video in a positive way that will leave us ready for whatever Blender or life throws at us!

Learn The Art of 3D From The Very Basics to The More Advanced

- We Start With the Fundamentals of 3D and Animation, Work Our Way Through the Ins and Outs of Blender Creating Projects Along the Way As We Learn & We Finish With Making A Full Blown Animation!

-Become Confident With Navigating and Creating Within Blender and All the Different Tools Used Along the Way!

- Step by Step Guide to Creating Your Very First Cartoon Character

- Animate Your Character For A Finished Product

-End With The Confidence and Know How to Be Able to Create Your Own Projects and Animations From Just An Idea to Finished Product

The Power to Create in the Palm of Your Hands

-Use the skills you learn to then create your own artwork and animations

-Learn and follow along with the workflow of a complete animation from A-Z

-Finish the course with your very own animations and work of art that you can be proud of

-Lifetime access!

Learning the basics and more advanced aspects of 3D creation gives you a useful and powerful skill. Blender is a free and powerful program.

3D arts is becoming more and more popular with demands in production studios and freelance work. With the fundamentals in your toolbox, you will be armed with the skills and knowledge to create some amazing artwork

Content And Overview

This course contains over 100 lectures and is designed for anyone who wants to learn the art of 3D graphics, regardless of if you have any experience or not.

In this course, you will learn the skills of 3D art which will enable you to create your very own 3D artwork. 

You will learn by working through projects that will help you to master the art of 3D and come out of it with some awesome work of your own!

The Ultimate Voice to 3D Animation Course

Create mind-blowing 3D virtual human spokesperson videos at incredible speed using your voice

Created by Srinidhi Ranganathan - Digital Marketing Legend - India's Top Udemy Instructor

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Students: 15947, Price: $24.99

Students: 15947, Price:  Paid

"3D animation is a technique which allows for each object or person to have their own three-dimensional space; this can create the illusion of depth while simultaneously creating motion within that world."  

Good 3D animation is hard to create or execute and we all know it. What we must further be aware of is what is harder still is being committed to it in the long run as 3D animation is a vast, tiring and long process. Animation specialists know that 2D is a more simple technique - whatsoever, so it's a lot easier to learn and execute, but it still takes just as much, and even often more, time to do than 3D. On top of that, 3D is a lot more complicated than 2D. 

It's for this reason that many producers are looking into 2D production as an animation technique. It's a technique that is not new though, but quite the contrary - it has been around since the '50s, actually much longer. However, it's been in the past couple of years that 3D animation has risen to the top. Just look at all the movies that were nominated this year for an Academy Award and you'll see that most, if not all of them, are 3D. If you think about all those movies, for example, "Life of Pi", "Hugo", and "Hayao Miyazaki's" movies ("The Wind Rises" and "Ponyo"), they were all done in 3D. This past year saw a large rise in 3D movies than 2D movies, especially when you compare it to the years before.

The 3D animation process normally has three phases associated with it being - the following stages:

1. Pre-production stage: This process includes concept creation, creating rough storyboards, making script reels, and character modelling. This is the most difficult stage of it all and also it involves a lot of brainstorming to be done by a huge team who will be working on the animation project.

2. Production stage: This involves the creation of the animated film's animated elements brought together layer-by-layer and scene-by-scene, all into one place, ready for the final touches to be done or applied. This is usually termed as the "Creation Stage" too.

3. Post-production stage: This stage deals with rendering of the 3D animation and editing the video using any video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie for Mac or Final Cut Pro (FCP).

The above phases also have multiple sub-processes within them. Thus, this makes 3D animation a complicated process - until now!

Forget being an animation specialist or learning 3D animation from scratch. 

What if we told you that you could create amazing 3D animation videos at high speed using the world's most powerful and secretive software? What if we told you that this is all possible without modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting or manual animation unlike leveraging traditional animation software to create a 3D output?

This means simply speeding up the three phases that we just talked about above by 99x. (You can create animation 99 times faster than using regular methods or software) and that's what we mean.

Welcome to the new age of 3D animation that can be generated with a single audio file you put across to the software - which we will reveal in this course. We will also look at changing characters, backgrounds colours etc. to be used in your video.

This superb and futuristic tech course has been created by Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" and Mastermind "Saranya Srinidhi".

Are you ready to create mind-blowing 3D virtual human avatar videos at great speed? This is going to be an exciting course, after all.

Enrol now. Let's boom.

MAYA Master Class – Complete Guide to 3D Animation in Maya

Learn everything you need for 3D animation in Autodesk Maya: Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging, Animating, Dynamics

Created by EDU CBA - Learn real world skills online

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Students: 14567, Price: $89.99

Students: 14567, Price:  Paid

In this training you shall be learning about modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, ncloth, design and much more in Maya most efficiently. It will not only teach you the techniques but also help you speed up your work and produce high quality work in Maya in no time. This is a very dedicated course targeted at improving your skills as a Maya artist.

Autodesk Maya as it is officially known, has many applications in the field of 3D animation.  Seeing is believing and Maya Training offers quality which few can replicate. For being a top tier animation expert, 3D animators need to be conversant with this animation software. Aspiring 3D animators need to learn Maya if they want to create spell binding products.

Maya combines animation with a professional look. Since the latter part of 2002, realistic field simulators have been included within the software with separate cloth simulation being there for previous versions. The Maya Nucleus now comprises nCloth and nParticle. Both offer control for flowing scene objects and special effects to create a realistic look and atmospheric effects that are far from airy.

Maya 2010 also included the Composite earlier sold as an Autodesk film composition software known as Toxik. As Maya evolved over the years, many more features were added. MatchMover is also part of Maya 2010 which provides enabling support for positing of CGI rendering with respect to motion data from film sequencing.

Since its inception in 2009, the Camera Sequencer has received much impetus as one can layout multiple camera shots and  attain this via a single animation piece much like an enlightened being who can see multiple visions through the prism of universal knowledge! Maya has advanced features as well such as motion tracking tools.

This permits the accomplishment of advanced projects in one go. Maya is suited to the conflicting demands of the film industry as well as video game designing. To learn Maya is to acquire important skills which will help you to stay efficient and be creative.. Animators from different fields would do well to undergo Maya training. Maya is the top notch software when it comes to animation.

3D Modeling & Animation with Maya

Have fun creating anything you want in Maya. Create your own 3d worlds! Learn creature & character design/animation!

Created by Ben Taylor - Digital Design Teacher, MTCHS

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Students: 9751, Price: $54.99

Students: 9751, Price:  Paid

***This course is being added to weekly*** This is meant to be a fun, introductory course on the full 3D pipeline using Autodesk Maya, the premiere 3D content creation and animation software. This course is specifically meant for high school or above level students. We are going to be learning how to use Maya, we will start learning polygonal modeling, then we will learn texturing, rigging, animation, lighting and rendering. We will even be doing simple character and creature modeling & animation.

It's my goal to get you up to speed feeling the confidence to model anything you want, texture it, rig it, animate it, light and render it. You'll finish this course able to do 3d modeling of any creature or character you want for games, videos, effects, or internet memes. 3d modeling and animation will open up new worlds of creativity for you! 

Learning can be difficult. That's why I encourage my students to have fun with the process and regularly take the time to not take the difficult process of learning too seriously. If you're not having fun learning 3d it's simply not worth your time, that's why I guarantee this will be the most entertaining course on 3d animation in Maya that you'll ever take! Join me as we have a blast learning to master Autodesk Maya together! 

Learn 3D Animation – The Ultimate NEW BLENDER 2.8 Course A-Z

A-Z Guide to Learning 3D Animation in the NEW Blender 2.8!

Created by Alex Cordebard - 3D Artist Instructor

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Students: 8212, Price: $129.99

Students: 8212, Price:  Paid

Have you ever wanted to learn 3D and create some awesome animations? Blender 2.8 is out! And with it's release, a lot has changed! This NEW course will guide you through the A-Z's of creating some awesome animations using the new Blender 2.8 with BRAND NEW projects and animations!

Are you brand new to 3D and have never touched it before? Are you coming over from Blender 2.7 and need to learn the new Blender 2.8? Well this course is for you! We will go from the A-Z's of Blender and by the end create your first full blown animation!

Learn The Art of 3D With The NEW Blender 2.8 From The Very Basics to The More Advanced!   

-Changes means NEW ways of doing things! We kick it off by learning the very basics of Blender 2.8 and the changes that have occurred!

-As we go along we learn more intermediate skills and become confident with using Blender 2.8 to create some awesome projects!

-At the end we go step by step for creating your first full blown animation from creating your character, texturing, rigging, animating and adding sound!

- Create projects, animations and models you can be proud of as you hone your skills! 

-Finish the course with the confidence, skills and knowledge to be able to create what you want from an idea in your head to finished 3D project!

The Power to Create in the Palm of Your Hands         

-As we progress along the course we will be met with projects and assignments to create some things we can be proud of!

-Learn and follow along with the workflow of a complete animation from A-Z

-Finish the course with skills that you can take with you and completed animations you can show everyone!

-Lifetime access!

Learning the basics and more advanced aspects of 3D creation gives you a useful and powerful skill. Blender 2.8 is a free and powerful program.   

3D arts is becoming more and more popular with demands in production studios and freelance work. With the fundamentals in your toolbox, you will be armed with the skills and knowledge to create some amazing artwork   

Content And Overview   

This course contains over 110 lectures and is designed for anyone who wants to learn the art of 3D graphics, regardless of if you have any experience or not.   

In this course, you will learn the skills of 3D art which will enable you to create your very own 3D artwork.    

You will learn by working through projects that will help you to master the art of 3D and come out of it with some awesome work of your own!

3D Animation for Architecture 3ds max + Vray (phase 1)

a step by step work methods of producing great architectural animations.

Created by Mohammad EL Ashram - Architect

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Students: 6095, Price: $89.99

Students: 6095, Price:  Paid

welcome to the Architectural Animation course using 3ds max and vray

in this course... i will teach you a step by step process to make your 3d architectural designs come to life with animation.

in this course we want to move from making nice shots to making great animations.

This course is based on a true project that i have made for three villas in a place near london called coombe green

i broke down the process into simple steps that you can apply to any architectural project.

starting from how to deal with your client...

up to delivering your final video.

there are tons of tips tricks and techniques in this course that will save you massive amount of time and make your final product perfect.

this part is phaze 1

Phaze 1 : is about PLANING your work .

  • Making the deal.

  • Storyboard designing.

  • Sketching cameras.

  • Basics of movements in max.

  • Professional camera movements .

  • and producing previews.

it seems like an easy phase yet it is the most important of all.

 if you have everything planned out and held correctly you will be making great animation movies.

i hope you enjoy this learning experience with me.

Is it difficult to learn and do 3D architectural animation?

It is not easy .. but here is the surprise: 

  1. i broke down the process into simple steps that you can apply to any architectural project

  2. to make it even easier i split them into 3 courses and this is phase 1.

  3. i use special techniques in to make the learning experience exciting.. "like :

  4. Speeding vedios when doing time consuming or repetitive stuff..

  5. "you don't have to wait 8 hours of render to learn an information".

  6. ALL lectures with motion graphics illustrations with Zooming -highlighting- sound effects .. etc.

  7. All lectures Sound recorded with professional microphone with no distractions.

  8. pdf and word files included.

  9. render presets files included.

  10. Ask questions in the Q&A section ..i will answer as soon as i can and you can also see other students Q&A

****This series of courses is different than any 3Ds Max & VRay courses out there.*****

  • Why Architectural animation?

  1. Great marketing tool:Architectural animation is a great tool used by project owners to Market their projects.they pay lots of $money to have a good visualization film to market with .

  2. Great Decision making convincer : Designers and big architecture firms uses animation to impress and convince their clients .and usually their clients are either millionaires investors or government decision makers just keep that in mind :)

  3. Great in portfolio :Animation is great in your portfolio ,having your projects as movies gives an impact on the viewer 

  4. Fun Work its great fun to work on a movie of your designs .specially if you already enjoy max .

  • Why i created this course ?

 there are Tons of valuable information that i learned during my Workdays that i want to share with you. 

  • What inspired me to create this course ?

As i was starting to learn this i was very amazed by the animation movies and i always wanted to learn how its done.I kept on searching online and in Training centers to find something that teaches architectural animation but i couldn't find something that satisfies me .Then i had the opportunity to work for a small animation company. I left my job as an architect and took the job at that small animation company.Working in a small company actually gave me a huge advantage to learn more. Part of my job was to hold meetings with the clients, To make storyboards myself , do the modeling the rendering and even the montage and final retouches.

  • How can this course help Me?

The information you are about to learn are Real valuable ones ,For every phase of work there are these small tricks that can save you massive amount of time,effort and money.

and my job is to point that out and give you my best solutions.i am also working on the bigger picture of organizing your work and deals with clients. 

Ultimate Blender 3D Character Creation & Animation Course

Learn 3D character creation & animation in Blender 2.8 with this A-Z course great for beginners and all levels of skill

Created by Alex Cordebard - 3D Artist Instructor

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Students: 5755, Price: $99.99

Students: 5755, Price:  Paid

Learn character creation and animation from A-Z with the popular 3D program "Blender"

Want to learn 3D character creation and animation but don't know where to start? No problem! In this course we go from A-Z, from the basics to the more advanced of character creation to animation. This course is project based so we will be using the skills we learn along the way to create some awesome animations.

Learn The Art of 3D Animation From The Very Basics to The More Advanced

We will kick it off with learning the VERY basics of Blender. How to navigate around the scene, manipulate objects and everything you need to know to be comfortable in Blender!

-Then we will start with our very first animation project! Learning the basics of animation, modeling, materials, shapekeys to animate the face and much more to create our very first animation scene!

-Our second animation will be all about curves, animating along curves, using particle systems, modeling, texturing and much more! By this point you will start to feel comfortable with Blender and 3D animation and have the skills and knowledge where you can start doing your own projects!

-Our third project is a full blown animation! Just this one alone will teach you everything you need to know about character creation and animation! From making our character to rigging and adding materials to then creating our whole scene, lighting, adding sounds and much more! By the end of this you will have created a full blown animation that looks great and have learned the skills needed to create your own!

-Our fourth project leads us to creating a human character! First making the human from scratch to then creating a full body rig that works nicely! In this one we go even more in depth with the node or shader editor and take a look at making different materials such as the eye material, skin shader and cloth material for our character. We will then fully animate this character, see how to make our own sounds and MUCH more!

-For our fifth project we will be lip synching and making a character that talks! Firstly we will be modeling and making our alien from scratch! Then adding materials and a rig to fully animate and control him. We will then see how to make a character talk and much more!

-Each project we do builds on the previous one and the further you go, the more you will be applying and doing!

-End With The Confidence and Know How to Be Able to Create Your Own Projects and Animations From Just An Idea to Finished Product

The Power to Create in the Palm of Your Hands

This course contains over 30 hours of content!

Over 150 video lectures!

And one awesome teacher!

-Use the skills you learn to then create your own artwork and animations

-Learn and follow along with the workflow of 5 complete animations from A-Z

-Finish the course with your very own animations and work of art that you can be proud of

-Lifetime access!

By the end of this course, you will emerge equipped with everything you need to know for character creation and animation! It is PACKED with character animation madness that you will enjoy and benefit from for a long time!

Introduction To 3D Character Animation In Unreal Engine 4!

Bring A Character To Life In Unreal Engine 4! Scene Files Included - Build Your 3D Animation From Start To Finish!

Created by Michael Ricks - Animator, VFX Artist, Independent Filmmaker

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Students: 3820, Price: $124.99

Students: 3820, Price:  Paid

TESTIMONIAL

"One word for this course . . . "FANTASTIC"! This course is as close to perfection as you can get. The instructor speaks slowly, with enthusiasm. He covers all the necessities without bogging you down with too much info. I love how he gets you having fun quickly with the Sequencer section. The audio is of great quality. His depth of knowledge in a variety of 3D packages is amazing. I am familiar with DAZ3D, Mixamo and Unreal but I learned so many great tips and discovered several things that I was doing incorrectly. I searched Youtube for UE4 sequencer tutorials and found none of them to be satisfactory. After ten minutes with this course, I was very confident with Sequencer. If you are interested in getting DAZ3D characters into Unreal, and a ton of bonus tips and information on top of it, you DO NOT want to miss out on this fantastic course!" ~ J Jackson

What You Will Learn In This Course

In this course we will cover the  steps on how to animate your character in Unreal Engine 4.  This is a  project based course, and I’ve designed it to be really, really fun!   All the scene files you will need are included in the course.  You will  get the Exile Alien character along with 28 motion-capture animations  that work with him.  You’re going to love how easy it is - you just drag  and drop your character in the scene and it’s ready to go!

We’re also going to cover lighting, physically based materials, camera movement and much more.  Best of all it’s FUN! 

DAZ Studio Export

We will cover how to prepare your DAZ Genesis  character for export and animation.  There are certain steps that need  to be taken in order for the character to be able to accept  motion-capture animations in Mixamo and then imported into Unreal Engine.

Mixamo

(Note: Even though Mixamo discontinued direct support for Unreal Engine, this method works by exporting standard FBX from Mixamo to UE4.)

Next, we’ll upload your character into Adobe Mixamo and add
motion-capture animations.  Mixamo is a ton of fun, and super easy to
use as you’ll see.  There are literally thousands of animations in
Mixamo, and all you have to do is click on the animated preview and it
will be applied to your character.  So you’re basically auditioning your
character using different animations.   You can adjust the speed of the
animation, and adjust things like the arm spacing as well.  Your
character won’t have his materials or textures applied - we will do that
over in Unreal Engine 4.

Unreal Engine 4 - Drag and Drop Animation

Inside of Unreal Engine 4 we will have some fun with the Mixamo  animations you applied to your character.  All you have to do is select  your character and drag him into your scene.  Hit play, and the  animation begins, being rendered in real-time!

An Army of Animated Aliens

Inside the course, there are 28 animated aliens, ready for you to  drag and drop into your Unreal Engine scene for instant animations!  In no time at  all, you’ll have your aliens fighting, jumping, running, or falling.   You’ll have enough animations to make some really awesome movie scenes!   

Unreal Engine 4 Sequencer

Next up is the Unreal Engine Sequencer, which is very similar to a
non-linear editor.  We will set up your scene, complete with spaceship
interior, Exile alien characters, lights, smoke effects and cameras and
get it ready for animation.  Sequencer makes it really fun to get your
scene set up and feels very similar to being on a real movie set.  In
fact, I’ve found that’s the best way to think about it - like you’re in
the real world.  Unreal Engine’s lighting system behaves like real world
lights, so it’s very responsive and intuitive, as you will see.

Exporting your video file - and rendering in near real time!

Now we will export your movie in high-definition... in near  real time!  No longer does it take hours  or days to render a single frame!  This is a real game changer!  Imagine  being able to setup, animate and then render 1 minute of finished  animation per day...it would be entirely possible to complete a  2 hour  feature film in 120 days!  Unreal Engine 4 has provided the tools to make  this possible some day.

HitFilm3 Express

We will then take our rendered video file and bring it into HitFilm  Express, or your favorite video editing program. There we will add color  grading, music, sound effects and fine tune our edits to prepare our  scene for final output.

Your finished High-Definition Scene

By the end of the course you will have completed your own animation  scene from beginning to end and have a good understanding of Unreal  Engine's animation workflow.

Enroll Now

Go ahead and click on the enroll now button to get immediate access
to your scene files and get started right away!   

To recap, you’ll get:

  • The Exile Alien Character along with 28 motion-capture animations

  • The complete Unreal Engine 4 project with all assets

  • The Genesis 2 Male and Female characters

  • Complete sci-fi spaceship interior

  • Best of all, it’s FUN!  See you on the inside!

The 2021 Blender Primer: 3D Modeling, Animation & Rendering

Blender from Absolute Beginner to Advanced. No need to have any previous experience, and we go in a lot of Depth!

Created by Sebastián Vargas Molano - Multimedia Engineer - Blender Foundation Certified Trainer

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Students: 3435, Price: $89.99

Students: 3435, Price:  Paid

This course is the absolute brand new and trending English version of Udemy's most successful Blender 3D Course in Spanish. The instructor has over 5000 happy students and great reviews. Refer to the teacher’s rating to confirm his 3 year course creation history. We invite you to dive right into this incredible course!

This course works with both 2.8x and 2.9x version of the Blender software.

Do you wish to Start Learning Blender 3D? Do you wish to learn about 3D Modeling, Animation, & Rendering, All in One? You've come to the right place! Look no Further! And you don't need to have any previous experience, not even a little bit, and you'll learn all the ins and outs of 3D Design. It's my promise to you!

We aim to also make this one of the cheapest courses on the platform. We want you to learn as much as possible. This is about you, not us.

Why should you choose us?

  • We are porting our already very successful Udemy Blender 3D Course from Spanish to English. It has been featured extensively in the platform for a few years, and it was my wish to bring this knowledge to more of you guys.

  • And Even Better, we added tons of new content and exercises for you to enjoy! We also made it more compact and most classes go straight to the point.

  • My Spanish Blender course enjoyed more than 3000 happy students and favorable reviews. I'm sure you will enjoy this one! We have our arms wide open now to reach a whole new audience!

What will we learn here?

Guys, we are going very in depth on this one. Very. I make sure you understand precisely and completely what every button does, where everything is, how to use each tool and why it should be used. We don't just gloss over things.

To put it simply: I don't just give you the recipe so you can follow blindly, I teach you how to cook and make sure you can cook on your own. I insist guys, expect a very in depth course of all the features.

The best Primer out there.

You'll learn how Blender works behind the scenes with our "Concepts" videos

I have a background in Engineering and Computer Graphics. Most 3D Courses focus on the tool and how to use it, but we understand that in order to have a robust understanding in graphics, it's not enough just using the software. Understanding what goes behind the scenes to make all happen is key. As every new section starts, we introduce a couple of videos of technical concepts first, so you get a clear picture of what makes Blender tick. Don't worry, they are easily understandable and you'll be surprised on what you can learn.

You are being taught by a Blender Certified Professional

I have a been Certified on the Blender Network as an Academic Professional for a few years now. I've used this to teach Blender and 3D Design all over Latin America. Now I bring this knowledge to you.

What are you waiting for? Here you are more than welcome. Always.

Facial Animation & More In Unreal Engine 4! |3D Animation

Learn how to create expressive facial animations using key frame animation inside of Unreal Engine4! Includes project.

Created by Michael Ricks - Animator, VFX Artist, Independent Filmmaker

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Students: 2296, Price: $99.99

Students: 2296, Price:  Paid

LEARN FACIAL ANIMATION & MORE WITH UNREAL ENGINE 4 & DAZ STUDIO!

Both of these outstanding animation programs are FREE and will allow you to create stunning and highly professional character animations. In this course we will go over the simple techniques that unlock the little known animation powers inside of Unreal Engine.  By using the high quality DAZ 3D characters, you will learn how to export any morph targets you'd like from DAZ Studio and then utilize them inside of Unreal Engine 4.  

REAL TIME ANIMATION RENDERING

By far one of the most powerful features of Unreal Engine 4 is the ability to see your animations playing in real time as you work.  No more slow, sluggish systems that cramp your style and hinder your animation creativity.  Unreal Engine 4 is a breeze to use, and best of all ...it's FUN! When your ready to export your animation to an image sequence for later compositing or to a video file, you will be able to render your animation out in near real time!  

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to prepare your DAZ 3D character for export to Unreal Engine 4 with all the morph targets and expressions you wish

  • How to use the PUPPETEER tool in DAZ as a way to export morphs and animations

  • How to properly import your DAZ3D character with it's skeleton, rigging, morph targets, materials and textures

  • Learn where the morph sliders are in Unreal Engine and how to use them

  • Create a realistic blink animation for your character

  • Create side to side and up & down eye movements for your character

  • Animate mouth movements for speech as well as expressions

  • Animate your characters head movements

  • Create and animate believable expressions

  • Learn about amazing new tools that work in conjunction with Unreal Engine 4 such as Allright Rig & Akeytsu

  • Plus much, much more!

Included In The Course Are Five (5) Fully Rigged Characters

  • Super Dude - this character is an original creation by Michael Ricks sculpted in ZBrush.  Inspired by the characters from the hit film 'The Incredibles,' Super Dude comes fully rigged with a ton of facial morphs.  You'll have an absolute blast right away when you start sliding around the controls and see what hilarious expressions you can make with him.  He also comes with the phoneme mouth shapes for accurate lip sync punctuation. Super Dude is based on the DAZ3D Genesis 8 character. 

  • Wendy - this cute Toon girl character is also an original creation by Michael Ricks and was sculpted in ZBrush, based on the DAZ3D Genesis 3 character.  She also comes with many facial morph and expression controls and will immediately come alive for you in Unreal Engine 4.  With her big expressive eyes, you will have her emoting in no time at all!

  • Lil' Frankenstein - this Toon character was also created by Michael Ricks in ZBrush and is based on the DAZ3D Genesis 3 character.  Frankie comes with a wide array facial morphs and can create many emotions.  You'll have tons of fun with Lil' Frankenstein all year around, not just on Halloween!

  • Billy - also created and sculpted in ZBrush by Michael Ricks, this Toon boy character is based on the DAZ3D Genesis character and comes with a wide variety of facial morphs.  You'll have a blast animating Billy!

  • Epic Robot - this way cool robot character is created by Epic Games for the hit VR game Robot Recall.  He's a stunning 3d character asset and really fun to animate.  He comes with an included animation and sound wave 'roar' so you'll have him up and running right away.

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO LEARN ANIMATION!  SO GO AHEAD AND CLICK THE ENROLL NOW BUTTON AND LET'S BEGIN!

                                                                                  I'LL SEE YOU ON THE INSIDE!

All these characters are included in the course and are for your use both personal and professional for cinematics and film/video use.  If you desire to use the characters in an actual game as a playable character you will need to purchase an interactive license from DAZ3D as these characters are based on the Genesis models.  At this time, game licenses are running approx $30-$50 per character for a published game. Please go to the DAZ3D website for more information. 

Turn a 2d photo into a 3d animation with After Effects!

Learn the basics of Photoshop and After Effects and create your own 3D animations from scratch!

Created by Zoltan Siket - motion graphic designer

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Students: 1702, Price: $24.99

Students: 1702, Price:  Paid

This course will help you learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects through an interesting and challenging visual project: the process of creating a 3D looking video scene from a still photograph!

The course is structured around the workflow of a professional After Effects user.

  1. You will learn the basics of Photoshop and get familiar with the tools you need for this project
  2. You will learn all the important parts of Adobe After effects ie.: import, timeline, effects, special layers etc.
  3. Than You will learn the animation process step-by-step from a 2D photograph to the finished 3D composition with added slow motion effect
  4. You will learn to create a new project from multiple projects

At the end of the course you will understand the workflow of creating 3D effect not only from photos, but logos, icons or info graphics! You can use your knowledge to create stunning animatied scenes from wedding photos, or pimp up your family album or your YouTube videos!

Rigging Your Character For 3D Animation In Unreal Engine 4!

Allright Rig 1.3' Rigging & Animation Plugin Included. Rigged (The Dweller) Character Included. Complete UE4 Project.

Created by Michael Ricks - Animator, VFX Artist, Independent Filmmaker

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Students: 1700, Price: $84.99

Students: 1700, Price:  Paid

FINALLY! The Holy Grail of animation (Lip Synch animation) can be done INSIDE of Unreal Engine 4 with the new plugin "Allright Rig 2.0" created by Alexander Shatalov.  This course contains over 3.5 hours of video instruction along with:

  • Complete Unreal Engine 4 Scene File

  • Allright Rig 1.3 (free version)

  • "Dweller" creature character, fully rigged (created by Josh P. Crockett)

  • Presets for Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 3, & Genesis 8 characters

  • Complete video instruction (over 3.5 hours) on how to rig and animate your character - from beginning to end!

No longer do you need to purchase expensive programs such as Maya and 3DS Max to animate your characters - now you can achieve stunning quality with the powerful combination of DAZ Studio, Unreal Engine and Allright Rig 2.0!

3D Animation using Unity Timeline

Learn 3D animation like a professional using Unity Timeline with this comprehensive guide

Created by Pete Jepson - Game Design Tutor

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Students: 1617, Price: $99.99

Students: 1617, Price:  Paid

Join the realtime revolution at Unity 3D, which now has the ability to render out broadcast quality 3D animations in realtime! That's right, no more waiting for hours or even days to render out that 30 second animation!

I will be showing you step by step how to use the Unity 3D engine to achieve the following:

  • Import free 3D characters and props from the Unity asset store

  • Create a realistic 3D backdrop for your animation

  • Modify your main characters (Troll and Knight)

  • Add post processing effects to give the animation a professional quality look

  • Animate a 30 second sequence of the Knight and Troll fighting using the Timeline, which doesn't require any coding whatsoever!!

  • I will show you how to cut between cameras to switch shots

  • I will show you how to create over ride animations for individual body parts

  • I will show you how to create slow motion sequences

  • Finally we will be exporting the 30 second animation out as a video file (either .mp4 or .webm)

You will develop the skills in this series which will alow you to go on to create your own 3D animated movies in Unity and export them as videos to share online.

It is also useful for people wanting to learn how to create animated cut scenes for games (But remember, this is not a game design course, it focuses only on animation)

I am also here to help, so if you get stuck, or want to know more, drop me a message in the Q & A section and I will get back to you ASAP 

So, if you want to be an animator, enrol today and I look forward to seeing you in the course

Learn Animation Production with Blender 2.9

Learn to use Blender to create your own 3D animations.

Created by Darrin Lile - Blender Foundation Certified Trainer

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Students: 1418, Price: $19.99

Students: 1418, Price:  Paid

In this course we will create an animated scene solely in Blender, from the first polygon to the final render. We will begin by bringing in and setting-up reference images that will help us create the 3D models of the ship, the cargo container, and the landing bay. We will then use Blender’s Node Editor to create the materials and textures for the 3D objects. Once that is complete we will begin work on creating the star fields, as well as the planet and cloud layers.

To prepare the ship for animation, you will learn how to create the rig for the landing gear, so that we can animate the legs and control the ship's bounce when it lands. You will also learn how to use Blender’s Graph Editor as we animate the ship coming in for a landing. And we will have some fun animating a texture to create the plasma-drive engines, and create a jet exhaust animation for the rear of the ship.

You’ll learn how to import characters into the scene and how to render a final animation. We will then bring in music and sound effects and mix the audio to picture in Blender’s Video Sequence Editor. Lastly, we will render out a video clip with both picture and sound.

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own animated scenes in Blender, then this course is for you. Using only free, open-source software you can create anything you can imagine.

So join me for this complete course where you'll Learn Animation Production with Blender 2.9.

3D Animation with Blender 2.8x for beginners

Start creating your 3D animations inside Blender B3D

Created by Thomas McDonald - 3D Artist, Designer & Animator

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Students: 1413, Price: $19.99

Students: 1413, Price:  Paid

Have you ever wanted to become an animator and bring your imagination to life?

In this course you receive a .Blend file with a free character, scene and props created in the amazing and free 3D software called Blender.

The course begins by creating a character pose. This simple pose forms the basis of the characters actions. The characters pose allows for for easy animation throughout the scene. This pose involves parenting or connecting a controller object to the characters hand. The Character will be animated using this object later in the scene.

Next we create a walk cycle for our character. We add a path object to the scene and animate him walking backwards along it as he carefully guides a paint rig into the scene.

We create animations and store them as actions for both the character and the controller.

We use Blender's NLA editor and combine these actions together to form the animation.

We set up a camera to help capture the story of the scene and animate its movement from start to finish.

We will set up multiple scenes within Blender and render these scenes out in PNG format. Then we will use Blenders video editing features to quickly and easily combine those scenes with sound and render out the the short animation to view on a media player such as VLC.

This course uses the very powerful free and open source software suite Blender 2.8.

Blender 2.8 is an amazing program that enables your creative side while constantly challenging you to improve. By simply following this course you will be learning the basics of Blender and after completing this scene you will be capable of beginning your own animations. 

The lessons are taught with practical examples and aimed at walking you through each step.  Learn how to work inside this amazingly powerful 3D production suite and start designing architectural 3D models, design for 3D games, design unique 3D assets, design for 3D printed objects, or create amazing art work.

Unleash your Creative side

Open Blender and be amazed at the possibilities. Discover a new world of creativity. Blender is free, and constantly improving to deliver industry standard tools. It has a strong online community just waiting to be discovered.

More industries than ever are starting to use Blender with more and more small production houses releasing work created using this amazing and user focused software. This will increase greatly over

Sound easy? You'll be surprised at the results you can achieve with a little time and effort, using this amazing and extremely powerful application that is Blender.

Maya for Beginners: Complete 3D Animation Fundamentals

Complete training with practical exercises and comprehensive expert advice to mastering animation fundamentals.

Created by Opi Chaggar - Professional Character Animator

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Students: 1224, Price: $99.99

Students: 1224, Price:  Paid

Get ready to do your own 3D animations in Autodesk Maya!

Learn and master everything you need to know to get started in animation - taught by a Bafta award winning animator

Maya is the essential industry standard 3D animation software. Maya is a must in the film and the video games industry. In this course, you'll learn how to master the fundamentals and principles of animation to give you a solid foundation when starting your animations from scratch.

What will you learn?

- Maya Animation Interface Introduction

- Manipulators and Camera Movement

- How To Create Custom Hotkeys

- How To Create A Playblast

- The Graph Editor

- The Motion Trail Tool

- IK (Inverse Kinematics) FK (Forward Kinematic)

- Principles_Of_Animation

- Key Poses And Breakdown Poses

- Why Is The Bouncing Ball An Absolute Fundamental To Master

- Exercise – Bouncing Ball

- Exercise – Bouncing Ball Squash And Stretch

- Exercise – Light Bouncing Ball

- Exercise – Editing Exisitng Animation Heavy Bouncing Ball Exercise

- Anticipation And Overlap

- Overshoots

- Exercise – The Pendulum

- Upper Body As The Pendulum

- The Arm As A Pendulum Exercise Lecture

- Exercise – Hips And Legs Upper Body Exercise (The Jump Exercise)

- Introduction To Walks

- The Importance of Arcs And Paths Of Action

- Planning And Blocking

- Exercise – Blocking Walk Cycle - Hips And Legs

- Exercise – Splining Walk Cycle - Hips And Legs

- Exercise – Polishing Walk Cycle - Hips And Legs

- Exercise – The Walk

- Exaggeration, Weight And Balance

- The Importance Of Reference

- Exercise Side Shift Of Weight

- Exercise – Picking Up Heavy Weight Shifting Exercise

- Games Industry Standard Default Animation Set

- What We Will Animate From The List

- Exercise - In Game Idle Animation

- Exercise - In Game Run Animation Exercise

- Exercise - In Game Walk Animation Exercise

- Creating a Showreel For A Job

- Networking

- Applying For Jobs

Learn what the professionals are doing!

There will be exercises throughout the course that you can follow at your own pace and then we will apply these fundamentals and principles to real life industry standard exercises.

What to expect when you enroll?

- 10+ hours of animation tutorials and related lectures.

- Support from me through the course Facebook page and email.

- Downloadable Rigs so you don't have to worry about modelling and rigging. You can focus on animation 100%.

- Bonus section on how to create a appealing showreel, networking and applying for jobs.

30-day 100% money-back guarantee!

In the unlikelihood of you not being satisfied there is a 30 day money back guarantee.

Why learn from Opi?

Opi has over 15 years experience in film and video games animation. He has worked on award winning game titles and triple AAA games.

He has work on titles such as Heavenly Sword which starred Andy Serkis (Gollum) as the boss in the game. He has worked on Bafta award winning Lego games and a list titles below:

- The Bourne Conspiracy

- Rift (MMO game)

- Motorstorm Apocalypse

Ready to have fun?

I am looking forward to seeing you on the course! Remember animation is all about having fun too. The learning curve may be steep but it's just a curve and we can all get over it. Have fun along the way!!

Who is the course designed for?

- For beginners who want to master the fundamentals of animation.

- Anyone that wants to learn 3D animation.

- This course is designed for anyone who wants to master the fundamentals and use it as a propel to the next tier.

Blender 3D Modeling & Animation : 20+ 3D Projects in Blender

Learn Blender 3D Modeling Animation UV Mapping Texture Painting .Build Game Assets, Learn 3D Game development with Unity

Created by Raja Biswas - Charger Games founder , Passionate Learner & Teacher

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Students: 1193, Price: $99.99

Students: 1193, Price:  Paid

List Of The Things You Will Learn:

  1. Learn Blender From Absolute Basics

  2. Import Blender Models in Unity

  3. Build Example 3D Models With Blender

  4. Add Materials To 3D Models

  5. Learn Modifiers in Blender

  6. Create A Complete 3D Game in Unity

Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build fully functional 3D Models with Blender and use them in Unity 3D game engine.

Build a strong foundation in 3D Modelling & Game Design with this course.

  • Learn Blender 3D Modelling

  • Import 3D Game Assets in Unity

  • Design Game Models With Blender

  • Design 3D Models With Blender For Practical Games

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips  Learning the fundamentals of Blender and Game Design puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Blender is free, easy to learn, has excellent documentation, and is the tool used for 3D Modelling & Game Development.

Jobs in Blender 3D Modelling & Game Development are plentiful, and being able to learn 3D Modelling With Blender will give you a strong background to more easily build awesome 3D Models for Game .

Content and Overview  Suitable for beginning Artists / programmers, through this course, you’ll learn all of the 3D Modelling fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concept behind Blender 3D Modelling. Each chapter closes with quizes, putting your new learned skills into practical use immediately.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through building different example 3D Models & Game assets with Blender to learn more about the process of creating 3D Game Art Assets With Blender and using them with unity.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create fully functional 3D Game Assets With Blender for Real Games.

Complete with working files, you’ll be able to work alongside the author as you work through each concept, and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

3D ANIMATION: WALK and RUN CYCLE

Learn to Animate a Standard Walk and Run Cycle in Maya Quickly and Effectively.

Created by John Aurthur Mercader - Mr.

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Students: 950, Price: $34.99

Students: 950, Price:  Paid

Ever wanted to make that perfect run and walk quickly and effectively? in this course that is exactly what I will teach you. This course is about creating your very own Walk and Run cycles from the ground-up in any version of Autodesk Maya. In this short and simple Video Series I will be walking you through my unique techniques and workflows on how to animate a standard Walk and Run Cycle in Maya.

About this Course:

  1. The
    awesome Udemy 30 day money-back-guarantee.
  2. Full support from the instructor.
  3. Perfect for students and professionals looking for a hassle-free way to animate a standard walk and run cycle FAST.
  4. This course also covers how you can take the Animation you make and modify them into different variations for different characters and personalities for different projects or reels.

3D Animation & Data Visualization in Autodesk Maya

Create stunning data visualization and learn 3D animation in Autodesk Maya to impress at your next presentation.

Created by Lucas Ridley - Award-winning Animator

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Students: 606, Price: $89.99

Students: 606, Price:  Paid

If you want to start your journey to learn 3D animation, take your data visualization to the next level, or just impress everyone at your next presentation, this course is for you! I believe the best way to learn 3D is not by me just listing off every single tool, but by taking a project-based approach like this course so you can learn from actually building something you can use in your day-to-day life. 

Who Am I?

My name is Lucas Ridley and I work in the film and commercial industry animating on such commercials and films as The Clash of Clans, Transformers, Suicide Squad, and the latest Spielberg movie Ready Player One (which is also a great book btw). Take a look at my profile to see some of my work.

Don't be intimidated by 3D!

I know it's an intimidating idea to learn 3D because I struggled to learn it when I began but I will walk you through exactly what buttons to press, concepts to begin to understand, and pitfalls to avoid to achieve the same results you see from the 4 examples in the preview video.

Why Maya?

Maya is the industry standard in film and commercials. Over the past several years I've worked at over 7 different studios, big and small, and they all use Maya for their 3D work. We will also cover using the Arnold renderer as it is now shipped with Autodesk Maya. In addition, we will use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop to aid us in completing some finals renders out of Maya and to manipulate the map texture for the final series.

Outline

The course is broken down into 4 sections of ascending difficulty:

  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Maps

Each section will cover a different method and technique inside Maya so the course will make the most sense starting from the beginning and watch each lesson in order. However, if you only need to learn how to make a pie chart, for example, you should be able to skip to that section and only watch that series of lessons and still be able to follow along to make only a pie chart.

I'm excited to share this course with you and introduce you to 3D. If you already know a little 3D or Maya you will still have plenty to learn as I cover some creative solutions to problems I haven't seen covered anywhere else. Thanks for enrolling!

3d Animation for Architecture 3ds max + Vray (phase 2)

Smart solutions to execute Architectural animation tasks.

Created by Mohammad EL Ashram - Architect

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Students: 488, Price: $89.99

Students: 488, Price:  Paid

  • All course lectures are now Downloadable

  •  Arabic translation available    الان مترجم الي العربية     

Phase 2 : is about execution of the work .

  • Preparation of your hardware.

  • working smarter with your files.

  • solutions for trees.

  • Animating trees.

  • Animating water elements .

  • Animating characters .

  • Animating vehicles .

in this phase  roll up your sleeves cause its time to get creative and productive and to get the work done . 

i am sure you will enjoy this learning experience with me.

  • Is it difficult to learn and do 3D architectural animation?

It is not easy .. but here is the surprise: 

  1. i broke down the process into simple steps that you can apply to any architectural project

  2. to make it even easier i split them into 3 courses and this is phase 2.

  3. i use special techniques in to make the learning experience exciting.. "like :

  4. Speeding vedios when doing time consuming or repetitive stuff..

  5. "you don't have to wait 8 hours of render to learn an information".

  6. ALL lectures with motion graphics illustrations with Zooming -highlighting- sound effects .. etc.

  7. All lectures Sound recorded with professional microphone with no distractions.

  8. pdf and word files included.

  9. render presets files included.

  10. Ask questions in the Q&A section ..i will answer as soon as i can and you can also see other students Q&A

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****This series of courses is different than any 3Ds Max & VRay courses out there.*****

  • Why Architectural animation?

  1. Great marketing tool:Architectural animation is a great tool used by project owners to Market their projects.they pay lots of $money to have a good visualization film to market with .

  2. Great Decision making convincer : Designers and big architecture firms uses animation to impress and convince their clients .and usually their clients are either millionaires investors or government decision makers just keep that in mind :)

  3. Great in portfolio :Animation is great in your portfolio ,having your projects as movies gives an impact on the viewer 

  4. Fun Work its great fun to work on a movie of your designs .specially if you already enjoy max .

  • Why i created this course ?

 there are Tons of valuable information that i learned during my Workdays with animation companies that i want to share with you. 

  • What inspired me to create this course ?

As i was starting to learn this i was very amazed by the animation movies and i always wanted to learn how its done.I kept on searching online and in Training centers to find something that teaches architectural animation but i couldn't find something that satisfies me .Then i had the opportunity to work for a small animation company. I left my job as an architect and took the job at that small animation company.

Working in a small company actually gave me a huge advantage to learn more. Part of my job was to hold meetings with the clients, To make storyboards myself , do the modeling the rendering and even the montage and final retouches.

  • How can this course help Me?

The information you are about to learn are Real valuable ones ,For every phase of work there are these small tricks that can save you massive amount of time,effort and money.

and my job is to point that out and give you my best solutions.

i am also working on the bigger picture of organizing your work and deals with clients. 

Thanks if you needed any help feel free to contact me  …

Arch: Mohammad el ashram 

3D ANIMATION 0 to PRO : Create Credible & Unique Animations

The Basics + Basic & Advanced Body mechanics + Pantomime + Create unique personalities + Blender Guide.

Created by David Omair Fuertes Martin - Animador 3D

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Students: 383, Price: $24.99

Students: 383, Price:  Paid

Hi!

Would you like to learn 3D animation, and even end up animating your favorite characters in the best animation studios?

Then this course is perfect for you, you don't need to know absolutely anything about animation, not even knowing how to draw, just a computer and your desire to learn.

We will start with the basic principles of animation, and you will learn step by step everything you need to know to make credible and entertaining animations

The classes are clear, specific, and very didactic, full of examples from both real life and professional animations;

You will also have demonstrations and exercises specially designed to assimilate new concepts and thus facilitate and accelerate your learning process, teaching you the importance of paying close attention to small details.

The course covers everything from how to animate a bouncing ball, through the mechanics of the character, to creating pantomime animations, with original, entertaining and unique characters.

  1. The "basics" of animation: Timing and spacing, how to start and finish movements, inertia and settlement, overlap, visual arcs, squash and stretch and anticipation + step-by-step demonstrations of how to animate a bouncing ball, a pendulum and a simple character with a tail.

  2. The staging: Intro to staging, the point of attention, the cameras and the camera cuts, the camera framing, and the camera angles

  3. How to create good poses: The origin of force, perspective and orientation, the silhouette, avoiding symmetry, the line of action, the golden poses, balance, weight and strength, and moving hold.

  4. How to animate the different parts of the body: hips, torso, feet, knees, shoulders, head and neck, hands, elbows and arms, and the difference between IK vs FK

  5. The 5 stages of animation: Reference, blocking, blocking +, splines and polishing

  6. How to create a character with its own personality: The 7 questions, the personality curve, primary and secondary action, the peculiarities, and how to animate a character that thinks for himself

  7. Tips to take your animation to the next level: Exaggeration, analyze timing, repetition, cheating, and how to create more appeal.

  8. Blender technical guide to animate like a pro: Opening Blender for the first time, how to configure blender to animate more easily and quickly, the viewports, the timeline, the graph editor, the outliner, the property editor, the breakdowner, how to light your scene, how to use the X-Pose picker, how to create constrains, how to insert audio, and how to prepare your scene to start animating

  9. + Access to a private group to receive feedback and see the animations of your colleagues

At the end of the course:

You will have the ability to animate characters in a credible way so that they have their own personalities, both in action scenes and in pantomime, thus creating unique animations that engage the audience

(Although the course exercise demonstrations are done in Blender, if you have knowledge of MAYA or another animation program you can easily follow it, since the course does not focus on teaching Blender, but the ART of animation)

One of the things (among many others :D ) that makes this course magnificent, is that you will learn from professional animations and unique films, therefore learning, from the best in the industry!.

(Videos / shorts / animations / movies used in the course to explain animation concepts):

Caminandes 1: Llama drama

Caminandes 2: Gran Dillama

Caminandes 3: LLamigos

Big Buck Bunny

Half Glass

Sintel

Charade-1963

InThePark (Charles Chaplin)

The-Vagabond (Charles Chaplin)

Popeye Brideand Gloom

Popeye for President

Popeye AliBaba

Private Eye Popeye

Woody woodpecker pantry panic

BUGS BUNNY - ALL THIS AND RABBIT STEW

Abraham lincoln

+ My own animations & references

Maya for Beginners: Complete 3D Animation Masterclass

Comprehensive Foundational Guide: Fundamental Body Mechanics, Autodesk, Unreal Engine, Unity, Game Development & Design

Created by Class Creatives - High Fidelity 3D and Game Art Instruction by Industry Pros!

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Students: 289, Price: $89.99

Students: 289, Price:  Paid

Hi there!

Welcome, and thanks for choosing Class Creative’s Maya for Beginners: Complete 3D Animation Masterclass | Comprehensive Foundational Guide!!

In this foundation course we will be learning the fundamentals of Character Animation and game development. (specifically for the Unreal engine, but this method will also work for other game engines such as Unity).

Learn everything necessary to learn Character Animation utilizing Autodesk Maya taught by a AAA game professional with university level accredited instruction!  We will cover the basics starting with the Ball Bounce, Pendulum, and how to apply the 12 principles of animation to the human form.  We will apply all fundamental aspects taught to create full in game polished animations of: Idle, Walk, Run, Jump and more.

Autodesk Maya is the industry standard 3D animation software, understanding the concepts in this course will help you land a job in the game, film, tv, or music industry.  In this course you will learn how to animate your custom created character from scratch.

Over 13 hours of Animation instruction!

We will cover the following core skill sets:

  • Getting started with Maya and understanding the animation process

  • Understanding how to utilize the reference image plane in Maya to create realistic game engine ready animations

  • Strong Fundamentals of Animation Body Mechanics

  • Process of using IK/FK controllers and best practices of Unreal Engine's A.R.T. tools for Autodesk Maya

  • Unreal Engine's A.R.T. rigging tools for Autodesk Maya

  • Understanding hotkeys to animate quickly

  • Animating with keyframes

  • Animation foundation instruction animations: Ball Bounce, Pendulum, & Basic Body Mechanics

  • Animating a production ready Idle, Run, Walk, Jump quickly and efficiently

  • Fundamentals of motion capture and how to edit motion data

  • Advanced polish process to create professional level animation ready for game engine (Unreal/Unity) export

  • Applying for animation jobs in the industry and what recruiters at top tier studios look for in a demo reel

  • Includes all the rigs necessary to learn while following along

***NOTE Course does NOT include custom character mesh.  This course includes ART tools V1 zip  which will include mannequin mesh/rig which will allow all animation and lessons to be animated without a mesh or completing a custom rig.  Course is strictly showing the process of animating a character of choice,  for ANY character regardless of software or rig limitations.  Maya 2022 for Mac OS (Pc/Linux Maya 2022 both currently support Python 2) currently only supports Python 3; the Art tools will require Python 2 which is currently only supported in Maya 2020 on Mac OS.

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages that top tier gaming studios of today use to create all of your favorite titles!

  • Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine’s Maya Animation Rigging Toolset (A.R.T. for short), and the Unreal game engine.

Why Learn From Class Creatives?

This course features an accredited university level animation instructor who has over 15 years of experience animating both keyframe, and motion capture for studios such as Naughty Dog (Uncharted Franchise), Insomniac (Ratchet and Clank Franchise), Guerilla Games (Killzone Franchise), Sucker Punch (Infamous Franchise), Google, Disney and more.  Whether it be a complex hyper realistic animation or a cartoony stylized “Disney” character animation it ALL starts with the fundamentals which we cover in these lectures.

Who This Course is For:

Whether you are just a beginner interested in Character Animation, or a Master professional looking to brush up on your current skill set, this course has material you surely won’t want to miss!

As with all Class Creative’s courses, we’ve laid out a structure that covers the full spectrum of industry standard character workflows from start to finish.

Please remember, if this is your first time animating a 3D character, we highly recommend that you follow the outline carefully, according to how the instructor has structured the course. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any details!

However, if you are an advanced user and are looking for something specific to add to your repertoire feel free to dive in and skip to any sections you’d like to focus on.

Intro to Maya 3D Animation for Beginners

Introduction to Autodesk Maya! Learn modeling, animation, rigging, texturing, materials, rendering, lighting & dynamics

Created by David Bittorf - Maya / ZBrush Award Winning Tutor

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Students: 199, Price: $89.99

Students: 199, Price:  Paid

Autodesk Maya for Beginners Complete Course
[16hr 30min] Project Files Included

This a step-by-step tutorial showing how to use Maya.  Modeling, Texturing, Rendering, Lighting, Materials, Rigging, Animation, and Dynamics will all be covered.  Learn from an industry professional with over 14 years of teaching experience.  You will start off creating a snowman scene that will give you an overview of the different things Maya can do.  From there you will dive deep into each aspect.  Project files are included so you can easily follow along.  Follow from start to finish or jump into any section that you are interested in.  Each video is around 10 minutes or less to help you get your information as direct as possible. 

Files:
All files need Maya 2020 or newer to open
Adobe Photoshop recommended  for some texturing files
Adobe After Effects recommended for some rendering lessons

Video Tutorials
There are 126 Video Tutorials averaging about 10 minutes per video. These can be viewed in order or feel free to jump into any lesson to just learn a specific technique.

Lessons:
See free preview overview for each section!

[ 1hr 41min] Quick Start Overview Project
                               Modeling Snowman (using views to align primitives)
                               Adding Color (adding materials)
                               Creating Trees
                               Adding Dynamic Snow
                               Animating Hat
                               Lighting 
                               Rendering Video

[ 3hr 32min] Modeling
                              Hard Surface (Polygon)
                              Organic Character (Polygon)

[ 2hr 00min] Texturing
                            Proper Resolution
                             UV Mapping Hard Surface
                             UV Mapping Organic
                             Texturing (Photoshop)

                         
[ 1hr 25min] Materials / Rendering / Lighting
                             Bump, Specular, and Transparency Maps
                             Hypershade / Attribute Editor
                             Chrome, Glass, and more
                             3 Point Lighting
                             Rendering Image Sequence

[ 1hr 29min] Rigging
                            Blendshapes
                            Skeleton (Human IK)
                            Control Rig (Human IK)
                            Face Joints / Constraints
                            Painting Skin Weights
                            Custom GUI
                            Set Driven Keys
                            Custom Attributes

[ 3hr 21min] Animation
                            Bouncing Ball
                            Walk Cycle
                            Lip Sync
                            Turntables
                            Graph Editor / Dope Sheet
                            Animation Layers
                            Motion Paths / Cycle Infinity
                             

[ 2hr 08min] Dynamics
                            Active and Passive Rigid Bodies
                            Bowling / Catapult / Dominoes / Jenga
                            Cloth
                            Trees
                            Particles (Water / Smoke)
                            Fluid Containers (Logo Fade)
                            Constraints
                            Cache

Introduction to Human IK In Maya for 3d Animation

Learn to setup and properly retarget animations with IK inside of Autodesk's Maya for use in games and film!

Created by 3dmotive LLC - High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros!

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Students: 131, Price: $19.99

Students: 131, Price:  Paid

In this course, we will be learning the necessary skills to prepare and hand paint a 3D Creature for game production. Starting from the baking process, we will cover all the necessary skills that a texture artist will need to paint a character. After we get some of the technical parts out of the way the real fun can start: Painting. We will be covering techniques for painting in a very stylized color scheme, focusing on balancing values and colors to create a great looking creature. We will cover many materials from skin to metal, and showcase methods to make each material really sing. Our end result will be a final portfolio piece that shows off your painting prowess!

(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)

More about the Instructor:

Chad Robert Morgan started his career at LucasArts where, as a newbie to the industry, was fortunate enough to work with some very talented mentors who taught him how to use Maya. Since then, Chad has been trying to pay it forward by sharing what he has learned, first by giving lectures at Autodesk Master Classes, then publishing an article in 3D World magazine, posting tutorials on YouTube, and finally teaming up with 3dmotive. Chad currently lives in Lake Forest, CA with his wife Carol and his son Xander.

Maya & Unreal 3D Character Kpop Dance Animation Fundamentals

Complete Guide From Beginner to Pro Body Mechanics & VFX Basics: Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Unity, Game Development

Created by Class Creatives - High Fidelity 3D and Game Art Instruction by Industry Pros!

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Students: 106, Price: $89.99

Students: 106, Price:  Paid

Hi there!

Welcome, and thanks for choosing Class Creative’s Maya & Unreal: 3D Character Kpop Dance Animation Fundamentals | Complete Guide From Beginners to Pros | Body Mechanics & VFX Basics!!

In this foundation course we will be learning the fundamentals of Character Animation for games (specifically for the Unreal engine, but this method will also work for other game engines such as Unity).

Learn everything necessary for a Character Animation Dance (Kpop example) utilizing Autodesk Maya taught by a AAA game professional with university level accredited instruction!  This process can be applied to any style of dance animation for your project!

Autodesk Maya is the industry standard 3D animation software, understanding the concepts in this course will help you land a job in the game, film, tv, or music industry.  In this course you will learn how to animate your custom created character from scratch.

We will cover the following core skill sets:

  • Getting started with Maya and understanding the animation process

  • Understanding how to utilize the reference image plane in Maya to create a realistic game engine ready Dance (Kpop) Animation

  • Strong Fundamentals of Animation Body Mechanics

  • Process of using IK/FK controllers and best practices of Unreal Engine's A.R.T. tools for Autodesk Maya

  • How to create animation timing for VFX using 3 different styles of rigs (animated texture, mesh, and visual effect rig)

  • Animation timing of these VFX rigs for pipeline production process

  • Unreal Engine's A.R.T. rigging tools for Autodesk Maya

  • Understanding hotkeys to animate and rig quickly

  • Animating with keyframes

  • Animating a production ready dance animation (Kpop) quickly and efficiently

  • Advanced polish process to create professional level animation ready for game engine (Unreal/Unity) export

***NOTE Course does NOT include custom character mesh.  ART tools will include mannequin mesh which will allow all animation and lessons to be animated without a mesh or completing a custom rig.  Course is strictly showing the process of animating a character of choice,  for ANY character regardless of software or rig limitations.  Maya 2022 for Mac OS (Pc/Linux Maya 2022 both currently support Python 2) currently only supports Python 3; the Art tools will require Python 2 which is currently only supported in Maya 2020 on Mac OS.

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages that top tier gaming studios of today use to create all of your favorite titles!

  • Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine’s Maya Animation Rigging Toolset (A.R.T. for short), and the Unreal game engine.

Why Learn From Class Creatives?

This course features an accredited university level animation instructor who has over 15 years of experience animating both keyframe, and motion capture for studios such as Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Guerilla Games, Sucker Punch, Google, Disney and more.  Whether it be a complex hyper realistic animation or a cartoony stylized “Disney” character animation it ALL starts with the fundamentals which we cover in these lectures.

Who This Course is For:

Whether you are just a beginner interested in Character Animation, or a Master professional looking to brush up on your current skill set, this course has material you surely won’t want to miss!

As with all Class Creative’s courses, we’ve laid out a structure that covers the full spectrum of industry standard character workflows from start to finish.

Please remember, if this is your first time creating animating a 3D character, we highly recommend that you follow the outline carefully, according to how our instructor’s have structured the course. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any details!

However, if you are an advanced user and are looking for something specific to add to your repertoire feel free to dive in and skip to any sections you’d like to focus on.

Maya & Unreal: 3D Character Animation Jump Flip Fundamentals

Complete Guide from Beginners to Pros Body Mechanics: Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Unity, Game Development & Design

Created by Class Creatives - High Fidelity 3D and Game Art Instruction by Industry Pros!

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Students: 99, Price: $89.99

Students: 99, Price:  Paid

Hi there!

Welcome, and thanks for choosing Class Creative’s Maya & Unreal: 3D Animation Jump Flip Fundamentals | Complete Guide From Beginners to Pros | Body Mechanics!!

In this foundation course we will be learning the fundamentals of Character Animation for games (specifically for the Unreal engine, but this method will also work for other game engines such as Unity).

Learn everything necessary for a Character Animation Jump Flip utilizing Autodesk Maya taught by a AAA game professional with university level accredited instruction!

Autodesk Maya is the industry standard 3D animation software, understanding the concepts in this course will help you land a job in the game, film, tv, or music industry.  In this course you will learn how to animate your custom created character from scratch.

We will cover the following core skill sets:

  • Getting started with Maya and understanding the animation process

  • Understanding how to utilize the reference image plane in Maya to create a realistic game engine ready Jump Flip Animation

  • Strong Fundamentals of Animation Body Mechanics

  • Process of using IK/FK controllers and best practices of Unreal Engine's A.R.T. tools for Autodesk Maya

  • How to Blend Custom Animations to Existing Idle to Create a Loophole and Programmable Animation

  • Unreal Engine's A.R.T. rigging tools for Autodesk Maya

  • Understanding hotkeys to animate and rig quickly

  • Animating with keyframes

  • Animating a production ready jump flip quickly and efficiently

  • Exporting the character rig, and animation to the Unreal Engine

***NOTE Course does NOT include custom character mesh.  ART tools will include mannequin mesh which will allow all animation and lessons to be animated without a mesh or completing a custom rig.  Course is strictly showing the process of animating a character of choice,  for ANY character regardless of software or rig limitations.  Maya 2022 for Mac OS (Pc/Linux Maya 2022 both currently support Python 2) currently only supports Python 3; the Art tools will require Python 2 which is currently only supported in Maya 2020 on Mac OS.

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages that top tier gaming studios of today use to create all of your favorite titles!

  • Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine’s Maya Animation Rigging Toolset (A.R.T. for short), and the Unreal game engine.

Why Learn From Class Creatives?

This course features an accredited university level animation instructor who has over 15 years of experience animating both keyframe, and motion capture for studios such as Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Guerilla Games, Sucker Punch, Google, Disney and more.  Whether it be a complex hyper realistic animation or a cartoony stylized “Disney” character animation it ALL starts with the fundamentals which we cover in these lectures.

Who This Course is For:

Whether you are just a beginner interested in Character Rigging and Animation, or a Master professional looking to brush up on your current skill set, this course has material you surely won’t want to miss!

As with all Class Creative’s courses, we’ve laid out a structure that covers the full spectrum of industry standard character workflows from start to finish.

Please remember, if this is your first time creating rigging or animating a 3D character, we highly recommend that you follow the outline carefully, according to how our instructor’s have structured the course. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any details!

However, if you are an advanced user and are looking for something specific to add to your repertoire feel free to dive in and skip to any sections you’d like to focus on.

Create a Sci-Fi 3D Animation Loop in Autodesk Maya

Learn to use mocap animation, model procedurally, light and render in Arnold

Created by Lucas Ridley - Award-winning Animator

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Students: 98, Price: $89.99

Students: 98, Price:  Paid

Want to create an Instagram-worthy 3D animation loop? Or just want to increase your 3D skillset with a unique project?

This course is for you.

This course was geared more towards someone who has opened Maya before, like one of my previous students. But if you're an ambitious person and never tried 3D, I believe it's still possible to follow along step-by-step and achieve the same result I demonstrate in class.

Our project will be to use motion capture animation and some simple procedural modeling techniques to make a loopable planet surface and astronaut walking animation. We are going to add our own custom animation on top of the mocap as well with two options for beginner and advanced users. There are many unique techniques in the course that is sure to help your future(istic) projects!

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Procedurally model a loopable environment

  • Import and work with mocap animation

  • Precisely calculate how to loop your animation and environment

  • Create an "HIK" rig on top of your mocap

  • Use simple expressions to solve common problems

  • Fix and add animation on top of your mocap with animation layers

  • Reduce render time as much as possible

  • Use Arnold to light, shade, and render your scene

I'm excited to share this unique course where you are sure to learn something new and have a cool animation to share by the end of the course. I look forward to seeing how you make this animation your own.

Mastering 3D Animation with iClone

Learn The Powerful Workflow Of iClone And How to Use iClone to Create Amazing Animations

Created by Ogbonna Mba - Teacher

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Students: 60, Price: $19.99

Students: 60, Price:  Paid

Mastering 3D Animation with iClone is meant to teach you how to create, organize and render 3D animation videos using iClone. We know people say that 3D animation is very difficult. And we equally know that so many are terrified when confronted with 3D tasks. That is why we come up with this training; to show you how easy it is to become a 3D animator with iClone.

The training is over 5 hours of 25 practically-driven video tutorials that are divided into 8 modules, which are:

1. HOW TO MASTER THE ICLONE INTERFACE

2. HOW TO MOVE THINGS AROUND THE iCLONE ENVIRONMENT

3. HOW TO DO CHARACTER ANIMATION IN iCLONE

4. HOW TO DO FACIAL ANIMATION IN iCLONE

5. HOW TO CREATE CAMERAS AND SWITCH THEM IN iCLONE

6. HOW TO CREATE LIGHTING IN iCLONE

7. CREATING CUSTOM CHARACTERS USING CC

8. HOW TO RENDER THE FINAL VIDEO IN iCLONE

Each module breaks down the various aspects of the iClone software for the easy understanding of every learner.

Whether you are building a career in advertising, film-making, previsualization, gaming or even as a hobbyist, 3D animation is becoming the necessary tool of communicating to the highly demanding internet audience of today in order to sell, entertain, influence or simply inform them.

The tasteful graphics, forms and superb realism which only 3D animation can offer cannot be over emphasized.