online character animation

Game Animation Workshops

Four 11-Week Classes
These workshops will present a focused study of 3D animation for the game industry and it's specific needs. They will consist of multiple live talks, demos, reviews and assignments that would resemble an actual production pipeline.
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Game Introduction

Game Introduction

Animation and Game Principles

This workshop is an entry level class, introducing character animation for video games in Maya. Only basic knowledge of animation in Maya is required for this workshop, fundamentals in-game insights will be integrated along the way to get you ready for our main program.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 1

Advance Body Mechanics and Workflows

This workshop focus on advance body mechanics, actions and reactions performances, that are needed to give the player exciting feedback responsiveness, foundations of core gameplay and the everyday practices on designing a characters animation system.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 2

Combat, Takedowns, and Advanced Techniques

The workshops is centered around pushing the communication and connection of the animation, mastering the characters timing and rhythm, learning how to embellish and polish an animation, bring personality and creating dynamic actions such as combat and takedowns. Followed by working on your animation and ensuring that the player reaction feels seamless, believable and responsive, animators will be pushing their limits and learning some of the industry best tips, tricks and advance techniques.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 3

Games Elite - Battle Sequences, Cinematic, Interactive Gameplay

The Elite Games Workshop includes a series of live talks, demos, reviews, and assignments that are designed to resemble an actual games production pipeline. In the workshop, instructors focus on techniques for games animation, which include timing, creating strong body mechanics, posing characters, player reactions, responsiveness of action, and more. Students also learn how to create interactive battles, cinematics, staging, and integration with popular game engines such as Unity.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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* If you pay in full we waive the $100 registration fee for these classes. If you choose the split payment method then the $100 registration fee is added to the first payment of $999 for a total of $1099 due when you register. Your second payment is due before the end of the 6th week of class. If you pay on time then we reduce the second payment to $649. If your payment is late your login will expire and you will need to pay the full $699 balance to get it reactivated.

What Students Are Saying

I love that I can watch the other instructors lectures and reviews. I've learned so much from my instructor (Richard Lico), but I've also picked up quite a few things by watching the other instructors classes.
Stefan Lipsius
Online education is fantastic. With iAnimate you are learning from top animators doing this professionally, as opposed to the traditional brick & mortar schools where you might be learning from someone who used to do it professionally 10, 20 or more years ago. I am also learning with (and from!) animators from all over the world. Where else can I be exposed to that kind of diversity?
Theron Chaplin
This is my very first time having online education and so far it has turned out better than I expected. I’m located in Thailand and I can talk to my instructor quite smoothly during the review. Another good thing is that you can learn from your own home, and with the recording system that allows you to watch lectures/reviews again anytime, that makes it a plus.
Weerapong Jangsombatsiri