Watch Intro Video

Preview

Trailer

MASTERCLASS CARTOON MECHANICS

Unlimited access

What's included

This Masterclass is a combination of Lectures and Workflow Demos showing the whole process from planning to polishing a Cartoon Body Mechanics Shot in Autodesk Maya.

  • 20+ Hours of detailed Animation Workflow

  • $10 off animBot

  • Unlimited access to this class

  • Unlimited access to Harry character RIG

  • Support files

  • Access to private learning community group

  • No Hidden Secrets: Lectures explaining my Blocking, Breakdown, Spline Animation Workflow

  • Certificate of completion

Recommended Level

  • Intermediate / Advanced

    It's strongly recommended a good knowledge of Autodesk Maya and a basic understanding of animation principles before starting this course.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1 - Welcome to The Cartoon Mechanics Masterclass!

  • 2

    2 - Technical Planning

    • 2.1 - Maya Viewport - Video Reference Editing

    • 2.2 - Parent Constraints

    • 2.3 - Gimbal Rotation Order

  • 3

    3 - Shot Planning

    • 3.1 - Story beats

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 3.2 - Video Reference

    • 3.3 - Draw Overs

    • 3.4 - Timing & Staging Pass

    • 3.5 - Planning timing and staging with the Proxy Rig - Part 1

    • 3.6 - Shot Demo - Proxy rig Workflow - Part 2

  • 4

    4 - Blocking: (Lectures)

    • 4.1 - Pose Appeal Lecture

    • 4.2 - How to use video reference on a stylized shot

  • 5

    5 - Blocking: (Shot Demo)

    • 5.1 - Before Blocking: Analyzing Reference

    • 5.2 - Blocking 1st Pass - Shot Demo

    • 5.3 - Blocking 2nd Pass - Shot Demo

  • 6

    6 - Breakdown: (Lectures)

    • 6.1 - Breakdowns

    • 6.2 - Anticipation & Overshoot

    • 6.3 - Spacing

    • 6.4 - Overlapping Action

    • 6. 5 - How to Breakdown - Workflow - Basics

    • 6. 6 - How to Breakdown - Workflow - Full Body

  • 7

    7 - Breakdown: (Shot Demo)

    • 7.1 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 1

    • 7.2 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 2

    • 7.3 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 3

    • 7.4 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 4

    • 7.5 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 5

    • 7.6 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 6

    • 7.7 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 7

    • 7.8 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 8

    • 7.9 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 9

    • 7.10 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 10

    • 7.11 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 11

    • 7.12 - Breakdown - Shot Demo - Part 12

  • 8

    8 - The Face: (Lectures)

    • 8.1 - Eye Blinks

    • 8.2 - Eye Darts

    • 8.3 - Face Appeal

  • 9

    9 - Splining: (Lectures)

  • 10

    10 - Splining: (Shot Demo)

    • 10.1 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 1

    • 10.2 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 2

    • 10.3 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 3

    • 10.4 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 4

    • 10.5 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 5

    • 10.6 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 6

    • 10.7 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 7

    • 10.8 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 8

    • 10.9 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 9

    • 10.10 - Splining - Shot Demo - Part 10

  • 11

    11 - Polishing: (Shot Demo)

    • 11.1 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 1

    • 11.2 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 2

    • 11.3 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 3

    • 11.4 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 4

    • 11.5 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 5

    • 11.6 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 6

    • 11.7 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 7

    • 11.8 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 8

    • 11.09 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 9

    • 11.10 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 10

    • 11.11 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 11

    • 11.12 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 12

    • 11.13 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 13

    • 11.14 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 14

    • 11.15 - Polishing - Shot Demo - Part 15

    • 11.16 - FINAL VERSION AND CONCLUSION!!!

  • 12

    Next Steps

    • Before you go...

    • Please, review this Course

Student Review

5 star rating

Life changing look at Cartoony Animations

Anna Nechaeva

Hey! My name is Anna, I thought to write here my little story :) I've always thought myself as a "realistic" animator, specializing in mocap, setting u...

Read More

Hey! My name is Anna, I thought to write here my little story :) I've always thought myself as a "realistic" animator, specializing in mocap, setting up animations in Unreal - technical stuff... I was so used to think like that, that eventually got very scared even to try cartoony looking shots. I didn't know where to start and what are the rules for making something cartoony, but then I've got an animation test from a very good company... And the assignment was - to make an extremely cartoony shot! I freaked out! And then found this course. And it's just amazing! Very high-quality videos with a huge amount of cool and yet very accessible tricks to follow. All that time I was so afraid to try making something cartoony, I thought it's absolutely another dimension that I could never be a part of... but with this course I just got it! The rules are very simple to follow, with just couple changes in perception, following the tutorials, I could make good stylized poses for blocking, change timing and spacing and make everything look fun and cartoony at the end! And the amount of fun I've had working with Harry rig was just incredible! I've spent the whole weekend watching tutorials and by the end of next week passed the test (! ! !) Now I'm planning to practice a lot, I loved it so much!!! I really can't recommend "The Animation Box" enough! I loved it with all my heart and I'm deeply grateful to Yuri for making it! Thank you so much!

Read Less
5 star rating

Awesome

Steven Morris

Awesome course! really enjoyed it. Full of awesome tips, great explanations and examples.

Awesome course! really enjoyed it. Full of awesome tips, great explanations and examples.

Read Less
5 star rating

blocking

Sachina Shakya

Excellent thank u

Excellent thank u

Read Less