Advanced Body Mechanics | CG Master Academy

2021 | Winter Registration now Open!

Registration for our 2021 Winter Term is now open!

Advanced Body Mechanics

A 10 week course where students will animate intense physical actions such as climbing, lifting and running

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Pushes, Pulls and Lifts

In this course, students will continue to develop foundations in body mechanics by animating physical shots like crawling, running, and climbing--as well as intense physical action shots dealing with weight pushes, pulls, and lifts. Students will also be introduced to their first quadrupedal character using our Pigwig Rig. Students integrate the use of constraints by having a character pick up an object, use it, switch hands and set it down. Students will go deeper into the animation principles of anticipation, overlapping action, and timing and spacing, and incorporate appeal into their animations with character staging, exaggeration, aesthetics, and will be able to take their animations from realistic to cartoony and back again. More advanced students will also be given the opportunity to animate simple two character interaction shots to strengthen their ability to plan and execute a shot as well as master technical skills like setting up constraints.


Advanced Body Mechanics 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.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

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