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Learn the complexities of mechanical rigs
This course is an exploration of solving various mechanical rigging challenges in Maya. Topics include model preparation, rig organization, joint hierarchies, rig controls, dynamic rigging setups, and much more! Students will work with 3D assets provided by the instructor and put everything together in a final project, and will have the chance to learn this key aspect of VFX from a long-time industry professional.
Mechanical Rigging WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Real heroes don't wear capes they teach.
Born in Palermo, Italy, Fabio Siino has always been an enthusiast about videogames and films. He discovered the magic world of computer graphic and he dreamt to build his career in it. He started to study modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting but he decided later to focus mainly on Rigging. He attended many workshops about Body rigging, Facial Rigging, Anatomy, Python, Mel and C++ maya plugin development. On March 2014, he joined MPC London as a Rigging TD to work on Disney’s The Jungle Book. While at MPC, he also worked on Batman V Superman, Monster Trucks, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 and 2, Spectre, Night At the Museum 3 and American Sniper building rigging setups, muscle systems and working on environment dynamics. On February 2016 he joined Industrial Light & Magic as a Creature TD. His latest credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2, Doctor Strange, Life, Transformers: The Last Knight, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.
Fall TERM Registration
Jul 27, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020
Tim Coleman is the best instructor I had so far at CGMA. Actually he is something more than just an instructor. He is a mentor.
Tim is easily the best online instructor I've had. Maybe even the best teacher I've ever had. He is knowledgeable, patient, thorough in his explanations and takes an interest in the students.
Tim is an amazing teacher, and I’m so glad I took this class. He does a fantastic job of explaining Python, which is something I’ve struggled with in the past.
Extremely quick and thoughtful in his responses to forum and QA questions. Almost invariably going beyond the scope of each question to give further insight.
The course content was very clear, with explanations of the workflow that were easy to understand. The content was paced very well and provided plenty of challenges to help learn the methodological and analytical skills required in this occupation.
What the course description doesn't mention is that Tim also focuses on how to rig in a far more Professional Manner throughout the course. He does this by sharing tools he's developed in his day-to-day use and breaks them down for those interested in becoming professional riggers.
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