Advanced Techniques for Rigging and Deformation

A course by Jose Antonio Martin Martin , Lead Character TD and Rigger

Lead Character TD and Rigger. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2018

Learn to dominate the squash and stretch technique along with animation dynamics

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2586 students

Learn to dominate the squash and stretch technique along with animation dynamics

You might already know Jose Antonio Martín, TD character and rigger who has worked for studios like Framestore, MPC, and Double Negative on movies like Gravity, Terminator Genesis, Suicide Squad, and Ghost in the Shell, from his other courses Introduction to Rigging for Animation and Rigging and deformation of a character, in which he teaches how to create the control parameters to be able to move your animated characters.

In this online course, he goes a step further with advanced techniques to improve the deformation and control rig of your characters for more complex functionalities that truly bring them to life. Jose Antonio explains some of the most important principles of animation, such as the squash and stretch effect, which allows you to exaggerate the action and emotion effects of a character for more cartoon-like results, as well as dynamics, which can be added to elements such as clothing and hair, to save animation time.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 9 downloads

General Intro
10 minutes, 26 seconds
Squash & Stretch
9 minutes, 21 seconds
Squash & Stretch - Head 1
8 minutes, 41 seconds
Squash & Stretch - Head 2
17 minutes, 11 seconds
Squash & Stretch - Torso 1
8 minutes, 58 seconds
Squash & Stretch - Torso 2
19 minutes, 45 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2586 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 26m)
  • 9 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Apply rigging effects, such as Squash and Stretch and Dynamic Curves on a character for animation. If you've already completed Jose Antonio Martín's previous courses, you could continue animating the same character with more advanced effects.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Riggers, animators, designers, character creators, and anyone looking to gain rigging skills.

Requirements and materials

This course is a follow-on from Jose Antonio Martín's other Domestika courses Introduction to Rigging for Animation and Rigging and Deformation of a Character, but is also ideal for anyone with previous experience with rigging and Maya.

In terms of materials, all you need is a computer with Autodesk Maya installed.


Reviews

2586 Students
48 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Jose Antonio Martin Martin

Teacher Plus
Lead Character TD and Rigger

Jose Antonio Martín has been working as Lead Character TD for almost a decade. During this time, he has developed professionally as a rigger and character TD in companies including Framestore and MPC, which has paved the way to participate in blockbusters such as Gravity (Oscar winner for best VFX), Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington, Edge of Tomorrow, Terminator Genesis, Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Ghost in the Shell.


Content

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Basic notions

    • General Intro
    • Squash & Stretch
  • U3

    Squash & Stretch

    • Squash & Stretch - Head 1
    • Squash & Stretch - Head 2
    • Squash & Stretch - Torso 1
    • Squash & Stretch - Torso 2
    • Squash & Stretch - Torso 3
    • Squash & Stretch - Arms 1
    • Squash & Stretch - Arms 2
    • Squash & Stretch - Arms 3
    • Squash & Stretch - Arms 4
    • Squash & Stretch - Arms 5
    • Squash & Stretch - Legs 1
    • Squash & Stretch - Legs 2
    • Squash & Stretch - Legs 3
    • Squash & Stretch - Legs 4
  • U4

    Dynamics

    • Dynamic curves 1
    • Dynamic curves 2
    • Dynamic curves 3
    • Dynamic curves 4
  • FP

    Final project

    • Advanced rigging and deformation techniques

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Advanced Techniques for Rigging and Deformation. 3D, and Animation course by Jose Antonio Martin Martin

Advanced Techniques for Rigging and Deformation

A course by Jose Antonio Martin Martin
Lead Character TD and Rigger. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2586 students