How to animate a realistic creature blink

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Course time: 1 hours 20 min
  • Software: Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $29 USD
Course overview
This is your chance to learn how to animate a blink from a professional animator that has spent most of his career animating creatures. Jonathan will take you through the fundamentals of the blink and what you need to know to execute this animation over and over on similar characters.

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How to animate a realistic creature blink

About this course

How does one animate a realistic blink of a creature such as a raptor? Your instructor, Jonathan Symmonds will take you through the stages of the blink from setting up the scene, blocking and final polish. At the end of this course you will have a photo-realistic raptor blink animation at your disposal.

You will learn all the fundamentals of the anatomy surrounding the eyes and learn how to make the muscles work together to create the blink. The course includes the files and rig.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 1 hours 20 minutes
  • This course can be taken at any time
  • Category: Animation
  • 29 USD
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
  • Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to animate a realistic blink
  • Learn secrets to working with similar curves
  • Learn how to animate using a simple workflow
  • Better your understanding of anatomy
  • Submit your work for review amongst peers
  • No prerequisites required
  • Download the rig and final animation
  • Be able to animate any character in a similar fashion
  • Understand how different parts of the face are affected
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  • Age: 37
  • Speciality: Animation
  • Experience: 20+ years
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Meet your mentor

Jonathan Symmonds

Jonathan Symmonds has worked for over 18 years as a senior animator having worked on titles such as James Cameron's "Avatar," "Prince of Persia," "Dark Tide," "Knerten," "Trollhunter," to name but a few. He is more famously recognized as the 'Lead Animator' on the "Game of Thrones."

He has extensive knowledge of creature animation and is one of the co-founders of Sophoria Academy. He was nominated 3 times for a VES Society Award and has even done his own TED Talk.

Join him as he takes you through this fantastic course and learn some insider knowledge from one of the greatest animators around!

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