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Game Character Animation in Maya and Unity

by Mark Masters

In this course, Game Character Animation in Maya and Unity, you will learn the foundations of creating great game animation inside of Maya and Unity.

What you'll learn

In this course, Game Character Animation in Maya and Unity, you will learn the foundations of creating great game animation inside of Maya. First, you will learn the importance of breaking down and understanding a character rig. After that, you'll dive into the animation process, by creating a walk cycle, an important staple in nearly all games. Through the process of establishing and defining the key poses of the walk cycle, you will take that same skillset into creating a run cycle. Finally, you'll learn how to animate an idle, utilizing a more straight-ahead or layered approach. With all the animations created you'll wrap up the course by exporting and implementing the animations into Unity. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and confidence to create your own game animations in Maya and Unity.

About the author

Mark started out with an interest for animation at a young age, and it eventually transformed into a passion for the subject. Mark made an impact on the industry quickly, working for Pluralsight (Digital-Tutors) as an Animation and Rigging Instructor. After his time at Pluralsight he joined Steelehouse Productions as a 3D Animator where he currently works. Apart from that, he’s had several pieces published in 3D Artist Magazine. For Mark, there’s always something new to be learned in the world o... more

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