U.S. author and animator Michele Bousquet is coming to Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia in January 2003 to present a one-day class in each city in the essentials of low-poly modeling and animation. This class will focus on the tools you need to know to create and animate characters quickly and easily. Some models are easier to animate than others: this class will cover how to create models that are easy to skin and animate, avoiding difficulties with hips and shoulders that are so common with low-poly models. You'll also learn to model low-poly clothing, faces and hair with these same techniques.
Then Michele will demonstrate how to create a simple character rig for your model, which you'll use to make the character walk and move around. After that, she'll show you how to make a more complex rig that takes longer to set up, but makes character animation fast and easy.
This class will use Michele's book Little Book of Low Poly Modeling as the curriculum. This book is included in the cost of the class.
This is an advanced class that will move quickly. Some experience with 3ds max 4 or 5 is required. The class is taught with 3ds max 5. Most of the techniques you'll learn in the class can also be used with 3ds max 4.
Michele Bousquet is an experienced instructor with several years of 3ds max training behind her. She has authored several books on 3ds max, including Mastering the Art of Production with 3ds max 4 and Harnessing 3D Studio MAX R3. Students and readers have often commented on her clear, easy-to-follow style that teaches the essentials without confusing with complexities. Michele is currently a technical writer for Discreet.
Date of class: Tuesday, January 14, 2003, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Mad Academy, Studio 1, Greater Union Centre, 128 Hindley Street
Cost: AUS $450
To Register: Contact Mad Academy, 08 8221 5816 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of class: Saturday, January 18, 2003, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Swinburne University, John St., Hawthorn
Cost: AUS $450
To Register: Contact Multi-CAD Magazine, 07 3801 2408 or email@example.com