Domestika – Dynamic Character Animation with Blender
Turn a live-action clip into a striking animation of a surreal character using Blender, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro
“Simply put, I love making fun, lighthearted videos for the internet to see.”
Those videos have seen 3D animator Tonq collaborate with brands including Zara, Cariuma, Carolina Herrera, and Vodafone, and have his work displayed on billboards in Tokyo and New York City. Using a technique called roto-animation, he layers digital elements over existing footage to create unique and dynamic artwork.
In this online course, Tonq teaches you how to use Blender and fSpy to simulate 3D movement in existing videos. Discover how to turn these movements into striking moving clips that feature surreal characters. Share your quirky side with unique roto-animations!
➡️ WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS ONLINE COURSE? ⬇️
Begin the course by getting to know 3D animator Tonq. Discover how he turned a childhood love for creativity into a career along with the influences that inspire him and the work he creates.
Find inspiration for your project. Tonq then guides you through the process of finding or recording the best footage for your animation, from resolution to composition.
Time to create your animation. Start by taking your still frame and using fSpy to calculate the orientation and focal length. Then model the basic scene in Blender and match-move the camera. Use the principles of roto-animation to give life to your board and character before exploring lighting and texture. Design your character using hair dynamics, modifiers, and more. Render your project and adjust the sound in Premiere Pro.
To wrap up the course, Tonq shares different methods for creating characters, along with his advice and tips for using Blender.
➡️ WHAT IS THIS COURSE’S PROJECT? ⬇️
Use roto-animation techniques to turn a skate clip into a striking animation of a character.
➡️ WHO IS THIS ONLINE COURSE FOR? ⬇️
This course is for anyone with an interest in learning how to create character animations using digital tools.
➡️ REQUIRIMENTS AND MATERIALS: ⬇️
Previous knowledge of Blender, and Premiere Pro is recommended.
In terms of materials, you will need a device with access to these programs as well as fSpy.
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