Course info
Apr 1, 2012
2h 25m

In this tutorial, we will learn about the animation process of the transforming robot. Throughout these lessons, we'll cover the workflow used to animate the robot while breaking down each stage of the performance from beginning to end. We'll also modify the robot's rig with add-ons for more control. By the end of the course, you'll have the understanding needed to animate your own transforming robot. Software required: Autodesk Maya .

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
Welcome to this animation focus professional series for the Transforming Robot Production Pipeline, an advanced learning guide for skilled artists brought to you by Digital Tutors, an Autodesk authorized publisher. My name's Delano and I've had the privilege of teaching Maya to thousands of artists and educators at top studios and universities for several years. And this specific high level course was designed to provide you with an understanding of this project's animation process. Through this fast-paced set of tutorials, you'll be taught the animation workflow used which is really neat because you'll learn the method to the madness as we break down each stage of the performance from beginning to end. You'll learn several helpful animation tools in Maya, as well as some really cool techniques to help make the process less time-consuming. You'll also modify the robust rig with add-ons for more control. Now mind you, this is not a step-by-step course, but rather a broader look into common challenges you may face when animating assets that need to transform. If you're new to Maya, the Beginner's Guide courses are perfect for getting one up to speed with how Maya works. We also have several intermediate project-based courses that take you step-by-step through the entire process. And with that said, we'll get started.