Character Rigging and Animation with Moho

A course by Mauricio Esparza Santa Maria , Director, Animator, and Art director

Director, Animator, and Art director. Lima, Peru.
Joined April 2019

Learn to create and animate characters and get professional results with this simple software

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (82)
  • 1896 students

Learn to create and animate characters and get professional results with this simple software

Bringing inanimate characters to life with natural movements and smooth animation is easy if you have the right tools. For Mauricio Esparza, professional animator with more than 20 years of experience, Moho is his go-to software. In this online course, he teaches you the secrets to rigging and character animation in this easy-to-use program.

Discover how to use the intuitive system of bones and dials to rig and animate characters, and see how to integrate them into a background scene.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 33 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (82)
  • 1896 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 15m)
  • 33 additional resources (25 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a short animated scene using Moho to rig and animate the main character and After Effects for the composition.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Animation enthusiasts who want to learn how to enrich their stories with professional-looking character animation.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of animation are required for this course.

For materials, you need a computer with access to Moho, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects.


Reviews

1896 Students
82 Reviews
93% Positive ratings
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Mauricio Esparza Santa Maria

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Director, Animator, and Art director

Mauricio Esparza is a graphic designer by trade with a passion for direction. He has more than 20 years of experience in animation, making short films and directing different projects in the Peruvian audiovisual industry. He has worked as a post producer at Movistar TV, as well as a director and manager at the animation studio Zepellin. He is currently an animation teacher at ISIL and UCAL.

Mauricio also runs his own animation studio, Polirama, together with his business partner and brother Luigi. They've made feature films, such as Mochica, as well as the preschool series Ciudad Jardín, the first made 100% in Peru. They are currently working on two other major animation projects: Babi y Maiki and Ultravioleta.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    This is Moho!

    • Cut out animation / MOHO basic environment
    • Draw and edit in MOHO / Import files
    • Character preparation for rigging
    • Bones in Mold and its tools
    • Bone union by layers and drawings
    • Switch layers, constrains and dynamic bones
    • Smart bones and dial system
  • U3

    Rig and easy animation

    • Character body rigging
    • Facial Rigging / Default Dials
    • How to animate in Mold
    • Thumbnails and key poses
    • Intermediates to give life
    • Node Animation / Final Settings
  • U4

    Almost ready!

    • Camera and render in alpha
    • Background composition in After Effects
  • FP

    Final project

    • Rigging y animación de personajes en Moho

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Character Rigging and Animation with Moho. 3D, and Animation course by Mauricio Esparza Santa Maria

Character Rigging and Animation with Moho

A course by Mauricio Esparza Santa Maria
Director, Animator, and Art director. Lima, Peru.
Joined April 2019
  • 93% positive reviews (82)
  • 1896 students