Yes, it is a technical art, which is scary to a lot of people. So in this course, we'll start at the start...and go step by step.
You will learn all about bones and all the tools you will need to place them where you need them.
You will also learn about parenting, space, the armature modifier, blender key shortcuts and I will explain almost all of the bone constraints there are in Blender.
The course covers best practices and explains a few common problems and how to fix them.
You will learn about weight painting so you can bind your 3d mesh to your rig and get your run cycle animation going.
Wayne Dixon, CG Cookie
"Hey, guys! I'm the head animation instructor at CG Cookie. I have 15+ years of experience in animation, my mentors included some of the world's best animators from Dreamworks - and I love to teach Blender. I believe learning should be a fun adventure, so I make sure there's never a dull moment in my courses. If you have any questions, just ask away. Together, we can do this!"
If you're a beginner looking to learn animation in Blender, this course is for you.
Take the next step forward with your animation skills. Learn invaluable workflow enhancements and take on challenging body mechanics exercises.
In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of lip sync animation with Blender, including 3 new rigs for practice!
Awarded on completion:
There is so much I could say about this course. It maintains CG Cookies amazingly high quality of tutorials, it's fun, it's charming and extremely detailed and useful.
Wayne breaks things down in a way that really establishes a clear mental model of the fundamentals and shows a huge number of examples and details that really stick well. The exercises are extremely worth doing (especially if you try to do them without the demo first), as they'll give you the much needed practise to get comfortable with the many details of rigging.
Before this course, I knew nothing about rigging, only that it was a thing that I would need to learn at some point. Now I feel a lot more comfortable with how it all fits together, and that's all because Wayne is just an amazing teacher!
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I had a ball with this course! Diving in initially I thought I would be struggling as rigging looks complex, be assured it is very logical. Wayne explains everything so clearly and in a very deliberate sequence, a very gifted teacher!
The exercises layer on each other and cement foundations to take forward giving you several highly interactive submissions as you work through the course.
I would highly recommend this to anyone on their blender journey even to brush up some workflows. After doing this course I watched a youtuber showing how to rig a model and could see several improvements to their workflow using improved naming conventions and symmetrising.
Anyone learning Rigging using Wayne's method is building a strong foundation for themselves.