Learn Character Animation Using Blender | 1.33 GB
Getting into animation has never been easier! With the advent of Blender, the free and open source 3D application, anyone can gain access to professional animation tools now.This DVD covers all aspects of computer-based character animation including workflow, acting, posing, keyframes, weight, walks and runs and overlapping action, through a series of video tutorials that are easy to follow and allow you to stop and start playback whenever you want.
Each episode covers animation theories as well as practical implementation in Blender.
This DVD includes the latest (2.48a) version of Blender for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, as well as several free to use rigged characters.
Blender 101, a great introduction to Blender.
Workflow, overview of the process of animation.
Rattline Bones, introduction to the free rigs.
Get in Role, about rigging.
Acting for Animators, learn how to make characters come alive.
Posing, tips for sketching and planning.
Keys and Breakdowns, about key frame managing.
Weight, making your character more believable.
Walk in the Park, walkcycle techniques.
Run! Running cycles tips.
Arc Enemy, learn to polish animation using arcs.
Flip-Flop, getting rid of the robot-feel using overlapping actions.
The Big Picture, a recap of all techniques.
Total running time 183 minutes. The videos play well in Quicktime and the free VLC player. "
The Blender Open Movie Workshop DVD series is a Blender Institute product, targeted at spreading the knowledge of previous participants in Open Movie projects. The videos on the DVD are freely licensed as Creative Commons. DVD revenues will be used to support future Open Blender projects.
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