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Introduction to Rigging and Python - 10 week course

Rising Sun Picture’s artist – Dilen Shah, will help you grasp a solid understanding of Rigging in Maya using Python Scripting to create your own tool sets.  The course will start out with getting students familiar with the Maya interface for Rigging and then jump right into the tool sets.  Dilen has worked on movies like Peter Rabbit, Tomb Raider and Thor: Ragnarok among other films.

The assignments will start out by understanding how to plan and approach rigging a prop/character for VFX environment. Understanding what the rig needs to do and preparing the rig for animation in a real world scenario.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Foundation of rigging techniques.
  • Understanding high quality deformations for organic and hard surface models.
  • Understanding of joints, deformers and VFX skinning techniques.
  • Foundation on Python scripting to automate your rigging processes.


SOFTWARE

  • Maya
  • Python


WEEKLY OUTLINE

Session 1:

  • Intro to Maya Rigging (Hierarchies, Nodes, Interface, Transformation/Deformation).
  • Look at a rigged character and understand the workflow
  • Basic Robot Rig Tutorial

Session 2:    

  • Controls and Attributes
  • Constraint and Maya Rigging Toolsets
  • Ferris Wheel Tutorial

Session 3:

  • Joint Placement and Orientations
  • Understanding Inverse and Forward Kinematics
  • Robot Rig Inverse and Forward Kinematics Tutorial

Session 4:      

  • Skinning and Deformation Techniques
  • Blendshapes and Modeling Correctives
  • Worm Rig Tutorial

Session 5:      

  • Connection and Set Driven Keys
  • Expressions and Math nodes used for Rigging
  • Solar System Tutorial

Sessions 6 – 9:     

  • Rigging your very own Character
  • Joint Placement and Understanding Joint orients for your character
  • Skinning/Deformations
  • Building Spine/Neck/Head Rig
  • Building Arm Rig
  • Building Leg Rig
  • Mirroring and Building Other side using Python scripting.
  • Understanding various Deformers available in Maya.
  • Human Character Rig Tutorial

Session 10:

  • Final Character Rig Presentation

This program is designed for beginners.

Basic knowledge of 3D software is encouraged but not compulsory.

Places are limited.  You can sign up online via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-rigging-and-python-10-week-evening-course-tickets-45367875537

 

Introduction to Rigging and PythonCourse details

To enrol, or for more information, click on our Eventbrite site here

start date: Monday, 9th July 2017
duration: 10 weeks
times: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm [three hours]
location: Rising Sun Pictures, 180 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

If you have any other questions please email RSP Education on learn@rsp.com.au

Rising Sun Picture’s artist – Dilen Shah, will help you grasp a solid understanding of Rigging in Maya using Python Scripting to create your own tool sets.  The course will start out with getting students familiar with the Maya interface for Rigging and then jump right into the tool sets.  Dilen has worked on movies like Peter Rabbit, Tomb Raider and Thor: Ragnarok among other films.

The assignments will start out by understanding how to plan and approach rigging a prop/character for VFX environment. Understanding what the rig needs to do and preparing the rig for animation in a real world scenario.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Foundation of rigging techniques.
  • Understanding high quality deformations for organic and hard surface models.
  • Understanding of joints, deformers and VFX skinning techniques.
  • Foundation on Python scripting to automate your rigging processes.


SOFTWARE

  • Maya
  • Python


WEEKLY OUTLINE

Session 1:

  • Intro to Maya Rigging (Hierarchies, Nodes, Interface, Transformation/Deformation).
  • Look at a rigged character and understand the workflow
  • Basic Robot Rig Tutorial

Session 2:    

  • Controls and Attributes
  • Constraint and Maya Rigging Toolsets
  • Ferris Wheel Tutorial

Session 3:

  • Joint Placement and Orientations
  • Understanding Inverse and Forward Kinematics
  • Robot Rig Inverse and Forward Kinematics Tutorial

Session 4:      

  • Skinning and Deformation Techniques
  • Blendshapes and Modeling Correctives
  • Worm Rig Tutorial

Session 5:      

  • Connection and Set Driven Keys
  • Expressions and Math nodes used for Rigging
  • Solar System Tutorial

Sessions 6 – 9:     

  • Rigging your very own Character
  • Joint Placement and Understanding Joint orients for your character
  • Skinning/Deformations
  • Building Spine/Neck/Head Rig
  • Building Arm Rig
  • Building Leg Rig
  • Mirroring and Building Other side using Python scripting.
  • Understanding various Deformers available in Maya.
  • Human Character Rig Tutorial

Session 10:

  • Final Character Rig Presentation

This program is designed for beginners.

Basic knowledge of 3D software is encouraged but not compulsory.

Places are limited.  You can sign up online via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-rigging-and-python-10-week-evening-course-tickets-45367875537

 

Introduction to Rigging and PythonCourse details

To enrol, or for more information, click on our Eventbrite site here

start date: Monday, 9th July 2017
duration: 10 weeks
times: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm [three hours]
location: Rising Sun Pictures, 180 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

If you have any other questions please email RSP Education on learn@rsp.com.au

Contact us:

Level 1, 180 Pulteney Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

+61 8 8400 6400 learn@rsp.com.au

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+61 8 8400 6400 learn@rsp.com.au

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