Animate a Raptor Run Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Course time: 2 hours 45 min
  • Software: Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $49 USD
Course overview
Have you ever wanted to animate a raptor? Join Jonathan Symmonds as he teaches you how to animate a raptor run cycle.

You will learn some pretty cool tricks and get a better understanding of how the anatomy of the raptor played a huge part in the movement limitations of this creature. Be sure to check out the walk cycle lesson also!
How to animate a raptor run cycle

About this course

Learning how to animate a raptor is a skill most animators want to know. To be able to understand the locomotion involved and the mechanics of the run cycle is a fantastic skill to have. Your instructor, Jonathan Symmonds will take you through the stages of the cycle, from setting up the scene, finding reference material, blocking and final polish. At the end of this course you will have a photo-realistic raptor run cycle at your disposal.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • This course can be taken at any time
  • Category: Animation
  • 49 USD
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
  • Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to animate a raptor at full sprint
  • Learn secrets to working with similar curves
  • Learn how to animate using a simple workflow
  • Better your understanding of anatomy and locomotion
  • Submit your work for review amongst peers
  • No prerequisites required
  • Learn from the best instructors
  • Spice up your demo-reel
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  • Age: 37
  • Speciality: Animation
  • Experience: 20+ years
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Meet your instructor

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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