Gnomon School – Master Classes 2011: Combat Animation for Games with Bruno Velazquez
Advanced | 2h 06m | 1.61 GB | Required Software: Autodesk Maya
Combat animation is a key component of popular action and fighting games. This class serves as an introduction to creating the most dynamic and powerful combat animations while balancing the importance of gameplay. Bruno will discuss the differences between animation for games and other types of media and the difference between cinematic animation and combat animation. The key to success also lies in the workflow between an animator and the designers of the game. The class will focus on timing and posing and how to get the most out of your characters when creating dynamic movement. A series of animation samples will be covered and analyzed using Autodesk Maya.
Gnomon School – Master Classes 2011: Efficient Cinematic Lighting with Jeremy Vickery
Advanced | 2h 06m | 723 MB | Required Software: Autodesk Maya
This class will cover the principles of good composition with a focus on lighting. Topics covered include 2D concepts of color keys and then proceed to techniques for lighting 3D illustrations as well as lighting character animation and film sequences. Jeremy will be using Autodesk Maya as his primary 3D tool, but this class is less about technical training so the principles should apply to any software you might use.
Gnomon School – Master Classes 2011: Character Modeling and Texturing with Mark DeDecker
Advanced | 2h 34m | 1.32 GB | Required Software: Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush and Adobe Photoshop
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Beginner | 7h 00m | 2.55 GB | Required Software: Avid Media Composer 6