No guys!!! It’s not the course from Animation Mentor!!! There are many others around!!!!
The mentor of this course is Rob Hemmings , a very talented creature animator who has developed a very useful quadruped path animation system so that you can save a lot of time in your pipeline.
The web page of the course is www.animationateam.com where you can register for doing it.
This script builds a path instantly and then attaches your animation cycle to it. The path can then be shaped to fit your sequence requirements. The Path System technique provides a quick and easy way to create complex animation. Further animation work is required for some actions once the path animation had been baked out.
In this video Rob shows how to apply this path system and the advantages of it:
QPAS has been used on VFX features and commercials such as:
Volvo – Easter Island Crabs (See opening movie)
Esuvee (Keepitonallfours) – Esuvee Rodeo. (see opening movie)
Happy Potter – Blue Bird.
10,000BC – Tiger, Vulture in flight, Terror Birds.
Hellboy 2 – Flying and walking Tooth Fairies, motion tests for Golden Army robot.
John Carter of Mars – motion tests for Thoat.
I had never had the chance of working in a quadruped animation, so this was the best opportunity to learn from the best.
The best part of all this is the feedback you get in your animations because of the very trained eye that Rob has. I’m really learning a lot, not only the way of using this system but also how to observe and read animal movements and replicate them in your animations.
More coming soon!