The Gnomon Workshop

Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera

High Velocity Production, Feature Quality Results

Description

In this title, Robert Kuczera guides you through his character animation process from beginning to end. He first describes how to prepare the Maya Workspace to improve and optimize your workflow. Next, he shows how to prepare a scene for animation and animate the character. He discusses the timeline, Graph Editor, Dopesheet, layers, shelves, hot keys and MEL scripts. Robert demonstrates how to use filmed reference material to identify the key poses and place the breakdowns and in-betweens. The lecture is focused on showing you how to animate precisely and quickly through the camera. Robert presents an insider's view of how professional animators work, showing workflow and techniques with supporting discussions on the principles of animation.


Duration: 400 minutes

Format: SD 1024x768

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  • Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera
  • Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera
  • Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera
  • Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera
  • Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera

Robert Kuczera

Director - Supervisor - Animator

Robert Kuczera specializes in character animation for feature films and commercials. After working as a 3D artist for several TV and game productions he attended the Filmakademie Badenwuertenberg, Germany. During his studies he worked on commercials mainly for Black Mountain. After graduating with a major in Film and Animation, he worked as a freelancer focusing on character animation for many different companies such as Framestore CFC, The Mill in London and L.A., Smoke and Mirrors, Trixter, Scanline and BFC. Projects include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dragon Hunters, Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, and Donkey Xote. He is currently working as a senior animator in Munich, Germany.

  • "A highly talented animator who responds very well to tight deadlines and always delivers work to the highest standard. He is precise yet works very quickly with a superb attention to detail."

    - Robert Kolbeins
    Lead CG supervisor The Mill LA