$2K to $4.4K
Prices may vary on elective courses taken
Basic understanding of rigging, modeling, animation and scripting
$47K to $135K
Based on US job data
Foundations & Design Program overview
Understand the role of a Character TD
Think of the rigging department as the "special forces" of the CG pipeline, diligently working their magic behind the scenes using a deep knowledge of 3D tools, anatomy, coding, math and physics. Throw in the fact that strong communication skills are essential in order to be able to bridge the Modeling and Animation Departments--taking the models built by the former and turning them into something that can be efficiently used by the latter--and this is a hugely demanding but uniquely rewarding role. Our in-depth Character TD | Rigging Program takes students step-by-step through the tools and techniques used by animation, visual effects, and video game studios. Working through a series of classes with a strong emphasis on practical work, they will learn how to build rigs for a wide variety of model and character types using the latest industry-standard methods. Advanced techniques for facial work, cloth, simulations, scripting and tool development are all covered, putting those who successfully complete the courses in an ideal position to develop their careers in this highly desirable field.
Modeling & Texturing
Foundations & Design CURRICULUM
Heather Dove / Fall 2017
I absolutely loved this course predominantly because of the instructor. Juan is such a pleasure to talk to, and shares the wealth of knowledge he has on the subject very willingly. He definitely goes above and beyond in answering questions and introducing new plugins and scripts.
Juan Morales / Fall 2017
I thought Juan was a great coach. I had to withdraw from the class on the third week because this is not the route I want to take with my career. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this instructor.
Tami Kim / Fall 2017
Instructor was very helpful and thorough with feedback.
Sara Parysz / Spring 2017
Juan was awesome! I learned so much in these few short weeks.
Gordon Brown / Fall 2017
-The instructor is clearly an incredibly talented professional. Transferring his knowledge to other learners/students/professionals in different disciplines requires improvement.
Jascha Wohlkinger / Fall 2017
Ehsan was an amazing instructor. The initial lectures were already spot on to start with. He was always helpful, always wanted us(students) to learn as much as possible and to get the most out of him and his course. I really enjoyed learning from Ehsan. I could probably go on and on about how great Ehsan is... Overall, I am happy that he was my lecturer, I couldn't ask for anyone better.
Chris Grinder / Fall 2017
Ehsan is very good at what he does, he is clearly a professional in his field and I admire learning from him and getting feedback! - - Ehsan is a fantastic tutor and rigger!
Andrew Thompson / Summer 2017
Ehsan Kiani was superb. For lectures, he is very knowledgeable and shows quite extensively the process from start to finish. - - All in all, I really liked Ehsan Kiani and I hope to work with and learn from him again.
Antony Manley / Fall 2017
-the instructor was informative, helpful and open to communication throughout the duration of the course. Cannot recommend enough.
Derrick Smith / Winter 2017
Wade was great. I really appreciate his attitude in conveying the material and he worked hard to try and teach us advanced approaches and details.
Christian Zanghellini-Silva / Winter 2017
I liked how he kept what little mistakes he made in the videos and showed how he fixed them, it provided substantial amount of insight to the thought process to being a good rigger
Michael Spalla / Winter 2017
Wade Ryer was the best instructor I've ever seen in the field of 3D. I've learned a lot about Maya Rigging Characters for Facial Expressions in this class. Wade was a great teacher. He enlightened and motivated students to learn. He has a light and friendly demeanor. I rank this class a 10+ with a gold star. What a great class. I feel like this will help me a lot in my career. Thank you Wade!!!
Eduardo Enriquez/ Summer 2017
Wade is a great teacher. I learned exactly what I wanted and more. He is just overall great.
Michael Spalla / Spring 2017
Nico is a genius! I learned much great info about Maya and rigging in general.
Ilke Alers/ summer 2017
The course was very well structured and offered a wide range of information. As well as a lot of additional info, tips & tricks.
Heather Mann /Spring 2017
- Nico is very good at explaining and giving feedback on how to improve material. Also very encouraging.
Darrell Vasquez / Summer 2017
Nico was amazing! He is very knowledgable, added bonus content to update the course material. He answered new questions that were brought up that were extremely insightful! Great instructor and great class!
Katherine Sanchez / Spring 2017
Great Teacher! He taught an excellent class.
Enrico Cempanari / Summer 2017
He did a fantastic job!
Rex Abba-Abba / Fall 2017
Kyle is an amazing teacher and the course has really increased my confidence in body mechanics particularly and character animation in general. I struggled with body mechanics a lot before this course and I was on the verge of giving up. Now I feel a renewed love for the art of animation and I am poised to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a professional animator. I am very happy with the course and with Kyle’s mastery, dedication and attentiveness as a teacher and animator. Thank you
Neil Brooks / Fall 2017
Great instructor who has in-depth knowledge on animation. He was always willing to help and gave good and honest feedback about the work I produced.
Jeff Clements / summer 2017
Excellent instructor. Clearly knows the content and provides fantastic critiques on a timely basis. This was a great experience.
Wiebe Giebels / Spring 2017
Kyle did an amazing job. He's enthusiastic, has a lot of knowledge and he knows how to teach in a pleasant and efficient way.
Bryan Theriot / Spring 2017
Kyle is an awesome instructor and he shared a lot of useful information especially in his Q&As. I wish could of spent more time on the class.
Issam Matmati / Fall 2017
Let's just say taking this course is like the best investment I've done in the last few months.
John McMurrough / Summer 2017
Michael was great. Tons of great tips.
Kirk DouPonce / Spring 2017
Mr. Pavlovich is a gifted instructor.
Sarah Meeks / Winter 2017
Fantastic guy would like more classes form him.
Woodrow Smith / Winter 2017
Great instructor, very knowledgeable and always willing to share his expertise.
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