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Animate a Multi-Legged Creature with Alex Williams

Want an insight into the art of Character Animation? Join us for a free webinar and see how to create a sense of realistic animal motion which looks convincing and is based on the observation of a real life multi-legged creature.

Alex Williams is a film animator and cartoonist who has not only written books such as QC Cartoon Series, but has also worked on well-known titles such as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Lion King, Pocahontas and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. His passion for animation makes him the best person to host this special Character Animation webinar.

During this free live webinar, you’ll see how to animate a spider in motion:

  • Contend with a multi-legged creatures while controlling multiple offset curves, using the industry's leading 3D animation software Maya
  • Import a set, extend your time line and add a translation to the world mover so that the spider walks through its environment
  • Bake out your curves and add a creature performance to the spider
  • Copy and paste curves
  • Use infinity curves to smooth the motion
  • Create a creature performance

Want to follow along? Download this webinar worksheet and get everything you need prepared before the webinar starts.

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Webinar Details

This webinar took place on 15 April 2014. 

The recording is available now on our VLE here.