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Animators have an important job in any video game or film production: to create living, breathing characters who express their unique personality through their movements. It is a complex, challenging process, but the results can be nothing short of breathtaking. Fundamentals of Animation introduces you to the art and science of animation through hands-on projects that let you see firsthand how each process works. You will learn about the tools and techniques that professional animators use to bring their ideas to life, and try your hand at creating your own 2D and 3D animations. Along the way, you will learn how traditional art skills, including drawing and sculpting, are central to the animation process.
- Investigate animation techniques: Learn about claymation, cut-out animation, 2D traditional animation, stop motion animation, and 3D computer animation through hands-on projects.
- Practice traditional art skills: Examine how visual artists see the world, as well as the fine arts skills that let them make their vision a reality.
- Communicate like an artist: Analyze animation storytelling and dialogue, and discover how writers and animators work together to create interesting characters.