ANI531 - Basic Rigging for 3D Animators

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Subject Title
Basic Rigging for 3D Animators

Subject Description
In this subject the student will be introduced to the principles involved in rigging in Maya. A variety of rigging techniques and tools will be explored. Students will create a simple character rig as well as bind/skin geometry to that rig.

Pre-requisite: ANI 400

Co-requisites: ANI 501, ANI 524, ANI 521 and ANI 531

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create a simple character rig.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic skinning principles and techniques.

Essential Employability Skills
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Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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