Character TD | Rigging Track

Take control of the rigging process with this in-depth boot camp for character work in the film and video game industries

Courses start on January 21st, 2023

TRACKS 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 Track takes students step-by-step through the tools and techniques used by animation, visual effects, and video game studios. Working through 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 courses in an ideal position to develop their careers in this highly desirable field.

As you complete each course, you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for a course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.

Should you have any questions regarding these courses please contact [email protected]. Additionally, you only pay for the course(s) you take in a given term.

Understand the role of a Character TD
COURSES

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FALL
October 1st - December
22nd 2022
WINTER
January 21st- April
14th 2023
SPRING
April 15th - July
7th 2023
SUMMER
July 8th - September
30th 2023

As you complete each course you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for an in course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.  

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  • Cody Grech

    Awesome teacher! I would take other classes taught by David without giving it second thought. Very knowledgeable and friendly, assignments are paced very well, lots of great info that is useful with real applications.

  • Laura Meijer

    David Mooy speaks in a relaxed manner and doesn’t sound rushed, which is a big plus for students who are not native English speakers.

  • Michael Paolini

    It is like learning from a real seasoned veteran of the industry. Mooy seemed passionately interested about what he does — and clearly knows his stuff — and you can obviously see that in the Q&As, where he answered a question it would generate more discussion and it was all so interesting to listen to and you learned so much.

  • Russel Aronchick

    David presented the material in a very easy to understand way and the course itself was definitely a good kickstart into learning the basics of Maya.

  • Martin Hall

    Mr David Mooy has the ideal teaching style for helping learners at the early stage of their journey, not only to develop skills quickly, but also to be enthused and excited about the learning journey ahead. He’s patient, positive, personable and knows his subjects inside out.

  • Flynn Donaghey

    I just want to say how great David was as an instructor, his videos were full of info and yet he still managed to make them upbeat and interesting. His feedback was always encouraging and made me want to get better for the next week’s assignment.

  • Michelle Wahbeh

    He is a great teacher! We know he was busy with his job, but even though he had other commitments, he always answered our questions and helped us find solutions.

  • Sawyer Brawley

    Jose is such an amazing instructor! He explains things thoroughly so that even a beginner like my self can follow along with success!!!

  • Daniel Lizzama

    The Instructor was extremely patient and supportive. He is obviously highly qualified.

  • Anders Dick

    Very professional; I didn’t have any questions, that he wouldn’t / couldn’t answer. Gave his perspective on matters / ways to do things and how he would or had done it before. Gave feedback on demo reel and what would be nice to update & put in there.

  • Mert Oner

    He was very responsive and definitely encouraged everyone to learn more and search more to have a deep understanding of the topics.

  • Elina Sievänen

    Jose was very gentle in his critiques and has a vast knowledge on the subject. I also appreciate the fact that he didn’t cut his mistakes out from the lectures and showed the debugging process, as it’s really important part of rigging.

  • Odin

    My instructor has been extremely helpful, always offering different industry tips and tricks to quickly achieve great results!

  • Isabella S

    Melody Romero was an amazing teacher. I hope she can continue teaching because her feedback was always great and she is also very smart and kind with it.

  • Vedant

    Melody is a great instructor! She gave me extremely valuable feedback which helped me finish my project while maintaining good quality of work.

  • Taylor Yoon

    Michael is a very efficient and energetic instructor, which I love because the course material can become so much more dense. I feel like I got to learn a lot in a very short amount of time because of that.

  • Molly Gilmore

    He is extremely knowledgeable and very generous in how he shares what he knows with the class.

  • Travis Baptiste

    One of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had. Always had more to teach and show while doing so in a way that was quick to grasp. I did not expect my comfort in Zbrush to scale so fast in several weeks.

  • Ben Donely

    He did a great job of showing us all the possibilities that exist from different workflows to different artists and really set us on a path for success following the courses conclusion.

  • Takahiro Goto

    Michael’s encouraging approach made learning on this course a great joy as well as a great challenge. You can really feel welcomed into the world of 3D if you’re a newcomer.

  • Charlotte Dobson

    Michael has been an amazing tutor. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone and I’d also be very keen to enroll in a course with Michael again.