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Learn rigging fundamentals
This course is an introduction to rigging. We'll explore how digital characters are brought to life using simple controls. We will start by looking under Maya's hood to understand how the system of nodes works, moving onto the basics of rigging and completing our very first project. The goal for the first weeks is to learn the fundamental rigging concepts that can be applied on every project. After completing a few projects--which include a shark rig, a spaceship rig and a rope sim rig--we will work on a bigger project which will be divided into modules. As a matter of fact, each week we will focus and learn how to rig a specific module, how to combine them together, and how to assemble the whole setup into a master rig. At the end of the course we will add more details on our main project using nCloth and rigids. You will develop rigging skills and knowledge currently used in the visual effects industry.
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Lectures by Fabio Siino
Born in Palermo, Italy, Fabio Siino has always been an enthusiast about videogames and films. He discovered the magic world of computer graphic and he dreamt to build his career in it. He started to study modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting but he decided later to focus mainly on Rigging. He attended many workshops about Body rigging, Facial Rigging, Anatomy, Python, Mel and C++ maya plugin development. On March 2014, he joined MPC London as a Rigging TD to work on Disney’s The Jungle Book. While at MPC, he also worked on Batman V Superman, Monster Trucks, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 and 2, Spectre, Night At the Museum 3 and American Sniper building rigging setups, muscle systems and working on environment dynamics. On February 2016 he joined Industrial Light & Magic as a Creature TD. His latest credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2, Doctor Strange, Life, Transformers: The Last Knight, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.
May 14th - July 23rd
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