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CREATURE ANIMATION MASTERY 

THE ULTIMATE CREATURE ANIMATION COURSE

This intensive Mastery Course will elevate your animation skills to Excellence by learning how to creating believable and dynamic creature animations, from the basics of creature anatomy and locomotion to advanced fantasy creatures that are exclusive the academy.

Learn invaluable techniques such as Creature Behaviour, Flight Mechanics & Creature Combat. Packed with the latest tools and techniques Excel your skills to Excellence with new found skills and confidence that will position you as an Expert Animator.

Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Fee £995 GBP
Software Autodesk Maya
Skill Level Advanced
Project Files: Included
Exclusive Character Rigs
Instructor Drop In Sessions
Access to Student Animation Vault
Pro tools and scripts Included
Certificates Awarded
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EXCLUSIVE CREATURE RIGS

All rigs seen below are free to download for students of the creature animation course, unless specified differently.

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THE TYRANT 

Colossal dragon rig, Majestic yet fearsome, dominates the skies. Perfect for EPIC battle animations, detailed movements convey its power and presence.
 

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VENOMOUS SENTINEL

Massive guardian spider, exuding menace. Perfect for HORROR scenes, detailed animations, captures fear with its size and venomous presence.

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PURPLE POUNCE

Charismatic playful cartoon cat rig, leopard-sized. Adds CHARM and whimsy to animations, ideal for dynamic scenes, expressive movements capturing its playful nature.

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BROBDRAKIAN DWELLER

 Colossal, serpentine monster. Terrifying presence dominates the screen. Perfect for EPIC action animations, dynamic serpentine movements capture its immense power.
 

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THE TYRANT 

Majestic rig with fiery presence; unleashes power and cunning for epic Game of Thrones battles!

 

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GAURDIAN SPIDER

Monster Spiders: Sinister rigs with eerie charm; weave intricate animations of suspense and arachnid terror!
 

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CARTOON CAT

Playful rig bursting with personality; perfect for whimsical antics and exaggerated expressions in animated adventures
 

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BROBDRAKIAN DWELLER

Massive rig embodying serpentine terror; perfect for unleashing colossal fury and primal menace

 

COURSE BREAKDOWN

WEEK 01 | MASTERING ANATOMY : HOW TO ANIMATE QUARUDPED WALK CYCLES

In this class, you will learn the fundamental techniques for creating a convincing quadruped walk cycle. You will also gain an understanding of how to analyze creature anatomy to inform your animation choices.

WEEK 02 | MASTERING ANATOMY: HOW TO ANIMATE QUARUPED RUN CYCLES

In this week's class, students will be instructed on the techniques and principles of animating creature run cycles. The class will delve into the intricacies of applying the correct timing, spacing, and weight to these movements in order to create convincing and dynamic animations.

WEEK 03 | CREATURE BEHAVIOR MASTERY - HOW TO STUDY AND IMPLEMENT CREATURE BEHAVIOUR

In this class, you will learn the basics of replicating common creature behaviors to create believable motion. Understanding how creatures behave is crucial to animating them realistically, and you will be taught important techniques to achieve this. By the end of the class, you will have the skills to create more convincing creature animations.

★ WEEK 04 | INSTRUCTOR DROP IN SESSION #1

Your instructor drop in session gives you exclusive  access to expert guidance and personalized insights. Dive deep into the intricacies of our course material, unlock hidden gems of knowledge. These drop in sessions are designed to expedite and compound your knowlege.

WEEK 05 | MASTERING FLIGHT - UNDERSTANDING THE ANATOMY OF WINGS AND ANIMATION

In this week's class, you will gain an understanding of the intricacies involved in animating wings. You will learn how to study the anatomy of wings, and how that knowledge can be applied to create realistic and compelling wing animations.

WEEK 06 | MASTERING FLIGHT - HOW TO MAKE FLYING AND GLIDING CYCLES

In this class, you will be taught the art of creating dynamic flying and gliding cycles for a variety of winged creatures. Through a detailed study of wing anatomy and movement, you will learn to create fluid and natural animations that capture the essence of flight.

WEEK 07 | MASTERING FLIGHT - HOW TO MAKE TAKE OFF'S AND LANDINGS

In this week's class, we will focus on mastering takeoff and landing animations for flying creatures. We will explore the principles of body mechanics, wing positioning, and leg power to create realistic and captivating flight sequences. Through demonstrations and examples, you will gain a solid understanding of these dynamic movements.

WEEK 08 | MONSTER ANIMATION MASTERCLASS - HOW TO ANIMATE FANTASY CREATURES

Get ready for an exciting journey in our monster masterclass, where you'll master the art of bringing fantasy creatures to life with our exclusive rig: The Brobdrakian Dweller. This serpentine marvel will spark your creativity and challenge your animation skills like never before.

Your instructor drop in session gives you exclusive  access to expert guidance and personalized insights. Dive deep into the intricacies of our course material, unlock hidden gems of knowledge. These drop in sessions are designed to expedite and compound your knowlege.

WEEK 09 | MASTERING CREATURE BATTLES - SCENE PLANNING

In this class, you'll embark on the thrilling adventure of crafting an epic creature battle animation. It's the kind of project animators dream about, and you'll uncover the secrets to accomplishing this feat effortlessly in our series of classes. Get ready to unleash your creativity and create a captivating complete creature battle animation.

WEEK 10 | MASTERING CREATURE BATTLES - SCENE BLOCKING

Stage 2 of the creature fight scene project will involve blocking out the entire scene to establish a reasonable scope. You will learn how to efficiently plan and execute the layout of the scene to optimize the animation process.

WEEK 11 | MASTERING CREATURE BATTLES - SCENE SPLINING

In stage 3, you will focus solely on animating your creature fight scene. You will receive valuable workflow tips and tricks to help you streamline your work and create a compelling and dynamic animation.

WEEK 12 | MASTERING CREATURE BATTLES - SCENE FINAL POLISH & RENDERING

During the final stage of the course, you will receive guidance on adding intricate details to your animation to take it to the next level. This week will challenge you to push your abilities to their limits and produce a final product that truly showcases your newfound skills.

★ WEEK 12 | FINAL INSTRUCTOR DROP IN SESSION #3

Your instructor drop in session gives you exclusive  access to expert guidance and personalized insights. Dive deep into the intricacies of our course material, unlock hidden gems of knowledge. These drop in sessions are designed to expedite and compound your knowlege.

COURSE BENEFITS

Student Animation Vault

Unlock the Student Animation Vault to explore the invaluable feedback provided to previous students, expediting your learning journey.

Study in your own time

Have a busy schedule? no problem at AAA you can study in your own time.

Certificates Awarded

Show off your new skills, online and on your CV!

24/7 Customer Support

AAA is committed to your development, this is why we offer 24/7 customer support to ensure you have a smooth learning experience.

Project Files: Included

Your instructor has prepared your files in an easy to digest format. 

AAA Community Discord Server

When you join AAA you gain access to our private server, to communicate with other students.

Pro tools and scripts

AAA is invested in your success. That's why we have bundled our tools and scripts in this course.

Instructor Drop in Sessions

3 x drop in sessions with your instructor this is your opportunity to ask question make sure you get a pen and take plenty of notes. 

ASCEND TO MASTERY TODAY
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"I pride myself on animation excellence, which is a value I impart on my students. helping them to become the exceptional Animators"

MY STUDENT SHOWCASE

MY PERSONAL SHOWREEL

About Jerome

Jerome is a highly experienced expert Animation Consultant, and acting Lead Animator. With nearly a decades worth of experience in the Games industry, Jerome has contributed to the development of numerous AAA titles such as;

Totalwar: Warhammer 2 (2018)
Totalwar: Warhammer 3 (2021)

Lords of the Fallen (2023)
Dune Awakening TBC


He's extensive knowledge and expertise in Animation and game development. gives has put him in the unique position where he is in charge of Animation departments, ensuring the quality on projects that have been enjoyed by millions.

Being a prominent figure in the Animation industry, recognized for his contributions as a speaker at GDC Microtalks 2022 and speaking at several universities.

 

His passion for sharing his expertise and enabling animators to excel to excellence, comes through in his hands on approach to teaching. . .

Explore our products and services or for the most clarity book a call with us, excel to excellence and gain a competitive edge in this captivating industry.

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