Scott Easley takes you through the process of constructing a character animation pipeline in Maya that will allow you to constantly improve and update your characters without adversely affecting any of the existing animations. Scott also shows you how to use the Trax animation editor from the ground up and how to build a library of animation actions which you can then use to block-out more complex character animations. Included on this DVD are tutorials, a sample rig, blend shapes for facial set- ups, character texture maps, custom tools, shelves, poses and a Maya project to get you on your way.
Animator Scott Easley has a brain with both sides working overtime. He's one of those unique individuals who's equally comfortable with both the creative and technical sides of animation production, and he excels at both. This makes him tremendously valuable when designing and implementing animation pipelines, since he clearly understands the creative needs of the animator while possessing a firm grasp on the technical requirements for getting quality animation up on screen. I highly recommend watching his DVD. --Mike Dietz - Animator for Neverhood, Earthworm Jim, CEO of Slappy Pictures