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Game Animation: From Concept to Unity

Maya & Unity Workflow for Professional & Indie Developers with Ali Pournassari


Game Animation: From Concept to Unity is a comprehensive 5-hour workshop that will help you master the art of game animation, tailored for both professional and indie developers alike.

Senior Gameplay Animator Ali Pournassari, who works in AAA game development, takes artists on a deep dive into the world of animation for games. He kicks things off with an explanation of the initial concept and guides you through the entire process of creation, starting with generating a unique idea, demonstrating the complete blocking stage, breaking down the animation stages in easy-to-digest chapters, and showing how to polish your animations before bringing your ideas to life in the Unity game engine.

Discover how to infuse life and character into your game assets and learn tips for helping your game animations shine. The ultimate goal is for you to feel empowered by a professional workflow and best practices that you will be able to apply to any game animation.

Duration: 5h 30m

Format: HD 1920x1080


  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity
  • Game Animation: From Concept to Unity

Ali Pournassari

Senior Gameplay Animator

Ali Pournassari’s animation career has spanned the last decade, taking him on a journey through various facets of the industry. He’s had the privilege of contributing to a wide array of projects, spanning from VFX to feature films and games. His experience has embraced a spectrum of styles, ranging from cartoony to realistic, while always focusing on the art of bringing characters and worlds to life. Every opportunity to learn and grow in the world of animation has been a cherished one, igniting Ali’s continued passion for the craft. He looks forward to sharing his insights and knowledge with others as they embark on their creative endeavors.

Ali currently works as a Senior Gameplay Animator at Treyarch. Follow Ali on Instagram @creavogames and on X (formerly Twitter) @AliPournassari.

  • Ali is an animator with vast experience in the arenas of feature film, VFX, as well as game development. Ali's skill set centers around character animation of various styles, amongst other merits of communication and collaboration. Through a passion for teaching, he serves to deliver the wealth of knowledge he's accrued throughout his prosperous career.

    - Dave Blais
    Senior Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios

  • Ali is an excellent character animator and an experienced professional, having worked for many years in feature films and games. Whilst being a talented artist and a skilled communicator, his personable and generous nature makes him uniquely skilled as a teacher.

    - Nicholas Georgeou
    Senior Animator at Jellyfish Pictures

  • I wholeheartedly recommend Ali Pournassari for any animation-related project or position. He is an exceptional talent in the field of animation, consistently delivering outstanding work with a strong work ethic. His passion for animation is evident in the exceptional results he is consistently producing.

    - Richard A. Forero Dominguez
    Senior Animator at Frame Machine