Don't get me wrong, character animation is great! But this course is your first step into animating in Blender
This is a classic short animation that every animator has to master and will give you TONS of skills for your future CG projects.
Having dabbled with animation in the past I assumed I would have a decent understanding of the concepts explained in this course. I was sorely mistaken.
Wayne takes you through the very basics of animation in blender, from outlining the different editors all the way to making a bouncing ball animation. I can safely say I learned more from doing this course than I ever would from stumbling around trying to learn without. Overall I found this course very useful in consolidating my knowledge and gaining the essential components to be a successful animator in blender. I look forward to checking out more of Wayne's courses in the future.
I'd learned animation and keyframe stuff by stumbling around and getting a feel for it. I thought I was pretty comfortable with animation and I wouldn't get very much from this.
Boy was I wrong.
This course improved my confidence and familiarity with the animation tools and really solidified my foundational understanding. Wayne explains things in a careful, useful and entertaining manner. More than once I went to comment on a particularly good explanation only to see that three or four more people had already pointed it out (in particular, the explanation of parenting is perfect).
If you even slightly think you might need this course, then you need this course. It's made that slight nervous fear of not being able to avoid doing some animation into a confidence that leads to me adding animation unnecessarily.