In this Maya tutorial, we will guide you through the 12 Principles of Animation in Maya. Why does my character's motion look so unnatural and unappealing? How can my animations captivate an audience? What, in my character's movement, is missing that will enable it to be convincing and entertaining? These are a few questions that will be answered through this training, all with the help of these fundamental rules of animation.
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.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi! I'm Delano, and I'm looking forward to guiding you through this course which takes an in-depth look into the 12 principles of animation in Maya. Animators, we have to be extremely grateful that the great animators before us with arduous effort discovered a key formula for an animation's success, and even more grateful that they were generous enough to share this essential knowledge with us, which is amazing. And I'm very glad that we now present these golden principles broken down for you throughout this course. How can your animations captivate an audience? What's my character's movement missing that will enable it to be convincing and entertaining? Why does this motion look so unnatural and unappealing? These are but a few questions that will be answered throughout this training, all with the help of these fundamental rules of animation. Principle by principle, we'll venture through understanding the meaning behind each of them, as well as how they can and should be implemented for success. By the end of this course, you'll have the fun of knowledge you need to create natural, memorable, and magnetic character performances. And remember our most important objective here is to have fun. With that, let's get right into it.