See How the Course Works
Engaging self-paced lessons teach kids exciting new
skills in the context of an awesome project.
Meet the Teacher:
Sean is a designer with expertise in all things 3D! From Game Development to 3D Modeling and Animation, he loves making art come to life with amazing technology. Sean has even won a couple of national short film contests, but as you’ll see, he still doesn’t take himself too seriously.
The first lesson of 3D Character Animation 1
Make Minecraft® Animations!
In 3D Character Animation you'll learn how to create animated movies the same way professionals do! With a focus on character animation concepts like facial expressions and biped movement, kids will learn key 3D animation concepts and skills to make an amazing Minecraft® animated short!
No prior experience needed!
In 3D Character Animation 1 Kids Learn:
Principals of 3D Animation
Kids learn some of the most important principles of animation taught in all college-level animation programs, including squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, secondary action, timing, and exaggeration.
Industry-standard Animation Techniques
Kids use the same advanced tequniques and workflows as professional animators, including the use of facial rigs to achieve particular emotions, the development of a seamless walk cycle, the use of multiple cameras to tell a compelling story, and more.
Blender, a Professional Software
Kids learn to use a professional open-source 3D animation software called Blender, which has the same power and functionality as proprietary programs used in world-class animation studios.
How to make real Minecraft Animations
Kids learn how to make a polished, professional quality animated short. Their finished movie can be easily shared with friends and family.
“This class is so well produced! The videos are engaging and the instruction is very thorough. The lessons are challenging but not too hard for my 11 year old to do on his own. He’s very proud of what he’s been able to produce. This class is a great value and I highly recommend it.”
"We are beyond satisfied with this course! Our daughter can't wait to move on to new challenges and other courses. Thank you, Youth Digital!"
- A. Hauk
Youth Digital courses are not official Minecraft® products. They are not approved by, or associated with Mojang®.
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