Animating in Unity

Animating in Unity

My newest course is now available on Udemy.

Learn how to use Cinemachine, Animation Rigging, Unity Timeline and the Animator window to create animations in Unity

You will learn a wide variety of animation techniques and concepts in this course by completing four projects.

Project 1 – Monolith (Standard 3D Template)

We will be creating the surface of the moon, the earth and importing a spacestation to create a space fly through animated cut scene. We will be using several cameras and animating between them using Unity timeline. We will look at pacing and timing to get the imagery to match the pacing of background music.

Project 2 – Speed Tournament (Universal Render Pipeline (URP) Template)

We will be creating a photorealistic environment and importing a race track and race car to create a dynamic animated cut scene for a racing style game. The shots will be more dynamic and exciting and we will be creating these by using Cinemachine. We will be using virtual cameras and dolly cameras with tracks. We will be incorporating physics elements alongside keyframed animation. We will look at techniques for creating impressive slow motion effects. We will be blending between different post processing effects to create depth of field shots, lens flares and more, to give the animation a AAA quality feel to it.

Project 3 – Shootout (High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) Template)

We will setup a low poly desert scene with a cowboy shootout involving three cowboy characters. We will use the Animation rigging package to setup multiple constraints to control the cowboy characters using Inverse Kinematics (IK). We will incorporate Two bone IK, Position constraints, rotation constraints,  look at, parent constraints and finger IK to create a fluid animation rig for each character to make it easy to make complex character animations. We will continue to use Cinemachine to create the shots that will tell a short story.

Project 4 – Blendshapes (Standard 3D Template)

Using a pre made character, we will create our own blend shapes for the face and clothes in Blender. We will then import the character and animations into Unity and assign the correct avatar. We will animate the character’s facial expressions and this time we will use the animator window to create a non linear structure of animations that are controlled by Parameters that are controlled by C# script. This will make the final animation more interactive.

You can complete the projects in any order you like to develop different skills.

By the end of this course you will have developed a wide range of skills and techniques that will improve your own animated cut scenes and animated movies using the Unity real time game engine.

Why not enrol today and I’ll look forward to seeing you in my course.

Music:

An Epic Story by MaxKoMusic

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FREE Course: Create 3D Characters for Games

Design and Animate free professional characters

Do you want to create professional looking characters for games?

In this series I will show you how to design your own free game characters using Adobe Fuse. I will go through the software in detail and show you how to correctly setup the materials ready for export to Adobe Mixamo.

In Mixamo you will have access to over 3,000 animations for your character.

I will then show you how to correctly import the game character into the Unity game engine. We will setup the materials to ensure your character looks like the professional characters you see in games today. I will cover setting up materials for difficult things such as hair, beards and glasses.

Finally I will show you how to get both generic and humanoid animations working for your character. I will show you how to edit Mixamo animations, create your own facial blendshape animations and how to use avatar masks to blend between two or more animations.

By the end of this series you will be able to go onto create an endless supply of royalty free characters that you can use in both your personal and professional games.

Why not enrol today, and I look forward to seeing you in my course.

Blender 2.8 is Awesome!

This is a major update to the Blender 3D software that has provided a complete overhaul. Blender now looks and feels more like Cinema 4D crossed with Maya and is really easy to use.

Blender has always been incredible, but now it features an updated Cycles renderer that provides breathtaking final renders. It also has the Eevee realtime renderer that provides impressive results directly in the viewport of what you will see in your final cycles render.

The software is completely free. Download from here:

ZOMBIES!!!!

In this amazing short video, episode 1 of an ongoing series, we see a man react to the realisation that he’s in the midst of a zombie outbreak!

This was created using Daz Studio, with some very impressive results. It looks like a real movie, and yet, just one person created this in just over 6 months.

It is a great ambassador for Daz Studio, demonstrating that aspiring film makers can use this software to achieve ambitious projects.

It reminds me of Left 4 Dead, the game on the Xbox 360 (which by the way, is one hell of a great zombie game)

Looking forward to episode 2.

I will Create 3D Animated characters for your Video games

I have recently added a service through Fiverr where I will create an animated character for your Unity game for just $5!

These are great for playable or non playable characters

I can create these within 2 days.

If this is something you are interested in please visit my Fiverr page:

https://www.fiverr.com/mediatutorials/create-animated-characters-for-your-game

Or visit my facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Creative-Media-Tutorials-266194950768180/

Video Copilot Amazing tutorials for After Effects

https://www.videocopilot.net/

Video copilot is probably one of my favourite websites. I used the incredible tutorials on here to learn Adobe After Effects many years ago.Andrew Kramer is a great tutor who constantly finds ways to amaze you with stunning after effects tutorials.

I have been recommending this website to my students for quite a few years and every one of them loved the site and have learned so much from it.

The website features hundreds of incredible industry standard visual effects tutorials available for free! Check them out here:

It also has some impressive plugins for After Effects including the Element 3D plugin that allows you to work with native 3D objects in the 2D After Effects editor (This makes complex compositing so much easier!)

Check it out here:

You can also view all the tutorials on Youtube and join their channel:

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3D Animation

3D Animation using Unity Timeline

https://www.udemy.com/3d-animation-using-unity-timeline/

Learn 3D animation like a professional using Unity Timeline with this comprehensive guide

What you’ll learn:

  • Animate like a professional
  • Master the Unity Timeline
  • Create realistic looking scenes for your animations
  • Add post processing effects to give your animations a AAA quality feel
  • Save out your animations as video files
  • Learn how to create 3D animations in Unity without using coding

Join the realtime revolution at Unity 3D, which now has the ability to render out broadcast quality 3D animations in realtime! That’s right, no more waiting for hours or even days to render out that 30 second animation!

I will be showing you step by step how to use the Unity 3D engine to achieve the following:

  • Import free 3D characters and props from the Unity asset store
  • Create a realistic 3D backdrop for your animation
  • Modify your main characters (Troll and Knight)
  • Add post processing effects to give the animation a professional quality look
  • Animate a 30 second sequence of the Knight and Troll fighting using the Timeline, which doesn’t require any coding whatsoever!!
  • I will show you how to cut between cameras to switch shots
  • I will show you how to create over ride animations for individual body parts
  • I will show you how to create slow motion sequences
  • Finally we will be exporting the 30 second animation out as a video file (either .mp4 or .webm)

You will develop the skills in this series which will alow you to go on to create your own 3D animated movies in Unity and export them as videos to share online.

It is also useful for people wanting to learn how to create animated cut scenes for games (But remember, this is not a game design course, it focuses only on animation)

I am also here to help, so if you get stuck, or want to know more, drop me a message in the Q & A section and I will get back to you ASAP 

So, if you want to be an animator, enroll today and I look forward to seeing you in the course

I am offering the course for you at 94% off, Click the button below to find out more: