Animation Principles (MAAA111)

Below is the weekly breakdown of projects and assignments for this class. The syllabi for this course, and others I teach can be found on the main page. If you have a question or concern, please contact me. I generally respond to e-mails within a few hours of receiving them. NOTE: Students are required to bring pencils, a Wacom Cintiq stylus, a notebook for taking notes, and the Sparkbook for their weekly sketchbook assignments

Required books: The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams and Pose Drawing: Sparkbook by Cedric Hohnstadt

Other Helpful Resources that are STRONGLY recommended to successfully grasp the course material:

Animation Principles Week-by-Week Breakdown
Week 1: Intros / Ice Breakers. Sketchbook assignments for the quarter are to be created using varied media (Copic markers, brush pens, watercolor pencils, Col-Erase pencils).
Week 2: Shape Morph Animation Due. Quiz 1.
Week 3: Animation Practice Exercises Due: Bounce in place. Accelerate on incline. Bounce on arcs. Quiz 2.
Week 4: Bouncing Ball Obstacle Course Animation Due. Download the Obstacle Course template. Quiz 3.
Week 5: Flour Sack Fall Due. Flour Sack Template. Quiz 4.
Week 6: Leap Project Keyframe critique. Quiz 5.
Week 7: Leap Project Due. . Walk Cycle Project assigned.
Week 8: Walk Cycle: (Hips, Body and Feet) review and critique.
Week 9: Walk Cycle: (Hands, Head) review and critique. One on one help. Final sketchbook check.
Week 10: Studio Time. One on one help.
Week 11: Walk Project Due. Final Exam.
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