Thursday, 11 May 2017
The Secret of Great Animation Revealed
animation tutorial part. 1 AKA "the secret of animation" from giovanni braggio on Vimeo.
In this animation tutorial video Giovanni Braggio reveals - at long last - the secret of animation. As Giovanni puts it: "animation is easy - the computer does it all for you". Forget the tedious business of learning timing and spacing - you just pick your language, ask the character to perform for you, and Maya does the rest. Watch the tutorial to see why animation really is as easy as Giovanni says it is.
In reality, what Giovanni has created is a superb piece of animation with one of the oldest and most reliable free rigs for use in Maya - Norman. Norman has been around for a decade, a solid and dependable platform for students to learn CG animation. To see more about how to use the Norman rig, see this recent blog post.
And to see more of Giovanni Braggio's work, follow this link.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our new BA/MArt starting in September 2017, follow this link. We train all our students with practical real-world skills, to give them the best possible chance of a career in industry. To see some of our animation success stories, follow this link.