Animation Foundation 101 | CG Master Academy

2021 | Winter Registration now Open!

Registration for our 2021 Winter Term is now open!

Animation Foundation 101

A 10 week course laying and building the foundation of the 12 bedrock principles of animation

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

The Importance of Fundamentals

The goal of this course is to lay down the rest of the 12 bedrock principles of animation while building a more robust animation workflow with Maya. Students will learn essential animation exercises to realistically communicate weight, motion and follow-through using a simple “scrat” biped rig and doing a “vanillas walk”. Students will also learn blocking techniques with assignments that focus on full body pose shifts and getting in and out of them in different ways. Concepts like ease in and out with an interesting breakdown and overshooting the same poses can make for different and more snappy effects as well as setting up basic hotkeys to speed up their workflow. 


Animation Foundation 101 WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


January 23rd!

Winter TERM Registration

Oct 26, 2020 - Feb 1, 2021




January 23rd!

Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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