Mike has worked on many VFX blockbusters such as Batman vs Superman, Doctor Strange and Thor Ragnarok.
Mike Davies rigged Smaug (The Hobbit) and also The Minions for Illumination-McGuff.
|Learn from the man who rigged Smaug|
You’ll learn all the basics of rigging in Autodesk Maya (a basic understanding of Maya will be helpful) and what character riggers do in the animation and VFX industry.
It's all about how characters and creatures get put together. Rigging is the art and craft of taking a 3D model and making a skeleton structure that makes it work, so that animators can breathe life into it and create a performance.
Tutor: Mike Davies
Like all of our courses at Escape Studios, this course is designed, developed and delivered by industry professionals. Michael's main areas of expertise are rigging and modelling, but he has also worked as a 3D generalist and supervisor. He is also an Accredited Trainer for Maya at Autodesk.
This class will be held at Escape Studios central London campus at 190 High Holborn.
Mode of study
Part-time. Tuesday Evening: 7pm - 10pm
What's inside the course
- Learn how to rig characters for animation
- understand automated rigging systems
- 8 weeks of classroom study (follow this link for more course details)
To see an interview with Mike Davies, and find out more about his work, follow this link.
And to find more detail about exactly what's in the course, read this post.
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