Animation Interactive

Summer 2018 / Friday 8 -12 / Room 602

Syllabus

Assignment List

Adobe Character Animator Layer Structure

Week Topic Outline Downloads
Week 1

Course Introduction, Supplies needed, Grading Procedures, Attendance Policy
Lecture and Demo: Intro into Adobe Character Animator:
 Puppet Design, Group/Layer Structure and naming, Tags and Behaviors, CA File System

NONE
Week 2

First Assignment due
Lecture and Demo: Dynamic Link to Photoshop/Illustrator, Rigging, Tags and Behaviors,
Pins, Sticks, Draggers, Dangle, Lip Sync,
Importing Dialogue vs Live Recording, Compute Lip Sync from Scene Audio,
Visemes, Exporting to Adobe Media Encoder.

Lecture Notes
Demo Puppet
Dialogue
Week 3

Second Assignment Due
Lecture and Demo: Exporting Puppet to use in other Projects,
Importing Puppet into new Project, Head Turn,
Cycles, Triggers, Swap Sets.

Lecture Notes
Demo Puppet
Week 4

Lecture and Demo: Advanced Recording using Multiple Takes,
Blending Recordings,
Record 1-frame Take, Record 2-frame Take, Control Panel

Lecture Notes
Week 5

Mid Term Assignment is Due
Lecture and Demo: Walk Cycle Behavior, Parameters

Lecture Notes
Demo Puppet
Week 6 Open Lab for Walk Cycle NONE
Week 7

Fourth Assignment is Due
Lecture and Demo: Create Multiple scenes in CA Project,
Particles, Physics, Nutcracker Jaw

NONE
Week 8 Open Lab on Final
Progress will be checked
NONE
Week 9

Lecture and Demo: Importing Scenes with Dynamic Link into AE
Open Lab on Final
Progress will be checked

NONE
Week 10

Open Lab on Final
Progress will be checked

NONE
Week 11 Final Projects Due NONE
Questions