Maya Animation Reference Library: Birds

In this set of Maya tutorials, our goal is to break down the complexities of a bird's movements so that you can confidently animate these types of creatures with time-saving techniques. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2013.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 22m
Description

In this set of Maya tutorials, our goal is to break down the complexities of a bird's movements so that you can confidently animate these types of creatures with time-saving techniques. Throughout the tutorials, we'll focus on dissecting the various actions of a bird, actions that range from walking and hopping to flying and landing. We'll learn techniques for animating everything from its wings and torso to its legs and tail. We'll also focus on ways to create a sense of personality in birds to enhance realism. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2013.

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Delano, and I'd like to welcome you to our reference library series on animating birds in Maya. Our goal in this tutorial is to break down the complexities of a bird's movement so that we can confidently animate these types of creatures with time-saving techniques. Throughout this course, we'll focus on dissecting various actions of a bird, actions that range from walking and hopping to flying and landing. We'll learn techniques for animating everything from its wings and torso to its legs and tail. We'll also focus on ways to create a sense of personality in birds to enhance realism. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be equipped with the understanding you need to animate birds in a very convincing way. So let's get started.