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Watch this brief video to see what the course is all about!

Chapter 1: Developing Your Eye

Learning to animate is learning to see.

Chapter 2: Everything is a Bouncing Ball

Complex animation is a collection of its simple animations. And those simple animations can almost always be analyzed as bouncing balls.

Chapter 3: More Ball Animation Goodness

Not so fast - I'm not done teaching you everything there is learn from bouncing balls!

Chapter 4: Let's not forget Squash & Stretch

This is the last chapter focusing on ball animation. Who knew there was so much to learn from balls?

Chapter 5: Into the Character Realm

We're diving into characters at this point. In this chapter, we cover one more animation principle and introduce you to the VonnBots!

Chapter 6: Can you walk the walk?

Summon all your animation skills to create believable and appealing walk cycles for the Stomp and Rivet VonnBots.

Chapter 7: In Closing

Congrats on finishing the course! If you're wondering where to go from here, this video from Wayne answers that question.

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  • Replies: 2

    Can you Please review my animations on my youtube channel? Any critiques or help would be welcomed. Thank you.

    7 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      Hi Debbie, why don’t you practice with the exercises and submit them to this site?
      I have commented on every submission, so you will get some feedback on your work that way :)

      7 months ago

      • I’m currently working on your tutorials and yes it helps but I was having some problems with my rigged model. Weird distortion around stomach area . I wish cgcookie would have someone that could could critique work other then tutorial work but I understand. Thanks but I understand it’s good to go back to the basics and I’m doing that ….

        7 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      Never mind I got it!!! I figured out how to submit. Thanks you.

      7 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    How about lessons and exercises on using the NLA editor? Thanks!

    8 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      I’ll see what I can do for you in the future.

      But just so you know, you wouldn’t ever use the NLA for character animation 😉

      8 months ago

      • Really? Then how about lessons on how to go from a cycle (like a walk) smoothly to the next action?

        8 months ago