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MASTERCLASS CARTOON MECHANICS

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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.

  • Certificate of completion

  • 20+ Hours of detailed Animation Workflow

  • Access to PRIVATE learning community group, Q&As, etc.

  • $10 off animBot

  • Unlimited access to this class

  • Unlimited access to Harry character RIG

  • Support files

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

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

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    • 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

    • 4.1.2 - Creating appealing poses with Harry

    • 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

    • 6.5.1 - Breakdown Arm Maya File

    • 6.6 - How to Breakdown - Workflow - Full Body

    • 6.6.1 - Breakdown - Workflow - Full Body - Maya File

  • 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

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Student Review

5 star rating

Amazing course

David Penagos

This is by far one of the best invest I have done in my life. The course definitely helps you a lot on approaching cartoon animations. Love the fact that you...

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This is by far one of the best invest I have done in my life. The course definitely helps you a lot on approaching cartoon animations. Love the fact that you can take your time to review each video and actually analyse every lecture. It is like having a tutor at home. Very throughout on each aspect when planning a shot. Totally worth it.

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5 star rating

Incredible Masterclass!

Hector Gil

Since I saw the first works in progress of the animation box I fell in love with the character and the concept behind the masterclass. Seeing an industry ...

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Since I saw the first works in progress of the animation box I fell in love with the character and the concept behind the masterclass. Seeing an industry professional like Yuri working in a shot is just incredible, now I am applying his workflow on my own shots and everything makes more sense. Thanks Yuri and congrats for this amazing class, everything is well put together and very easy to follow. I can't wait to see the future of The Animation Box

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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...

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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!

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Life Changer

Leonardo Barcessat

This Masterclass definitely changed the way i approach my animation. Opened my eyes for a better ways of doing thing and push even more my shots. If you are ...

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This Masterclass definitely changed the way i approach my animation. Opened my eyes for a better ways of doing thing and push even more my shots. If you are serious about animation and perfecting your craft your should consider this.

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My Review on the masterclass

Oluwakayode Ogunremi

Honestly, this is one of the biggest investments I have made so far. I can't describe how much this masterclass has helped me. I will love to have more of th...

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Honestly, this is one of the biggest investments I have made so far. I can't describe how much this masterclass has helped me. I will love to have more of this masterclass. Thanks very much Yuri Lementy for this. God bless you.

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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.

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5 star rating

This course is fantastic!

Fabian Martinez

This course is fantastic! Even if you are learning or already have some experience, you can learn a lot from Yuri's techniques. I definitely highly recommend...

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This course is fantastic! Even if you are learning or already have some experience, you can learn a lot from Yuri's techniques. I definitely highly recommend these classes.

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Great course to improve your skills

Gaétan Lcl

Lots of cool tips and a solid workflow to make a cartoon shot. Great rig as well!

Lots of cool tips and a solid workflow to make a cartoon shot. Great rig as well!

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5 star rating

Brilliant

john Toland

Learning little tips and tricks and time saving work arounds already.

Learning little tips and tricks and time saving work arounds already.

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5 star rating

blocking

Sachina Shakya

Excellent thank u

Excellent thank u

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