Tutorials: Creating an Animation

This tutorial series introduces visualization concepts and techniques via the workflow of creating an animation: from creating 3D models, materials, and keyframe motion animation in Maya to creating 2D graphics and animation in After Effects. ARTEMiS developed and presented the curriculum as a 4-day workshop during MIT's 2014 IAP (Independent Activities Period).

1. 3D Modeling in Maya

Learn how to build 3D models and how to create and apply materials. youtubeIcon Video tutorial
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2. Animating and Rendering in Maya

Learn how to create keyframe motion animation and how to render images and image sequences. youtubeIcon Video tutorial
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3. Creating a Composition in After Effects

Learn how to create a composition, import graphics, and set the timeline of an animation. youtubeIcon Video tutorial
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4. Animating and Rendering in After Effects

Learn how to create animation for opacity, position, and masks, and how to render a movie. youtubeIcon Video tutorial
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

- Pablo Picasso