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Gnomon releases full guide to character animation

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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The Gnomon Workshop has released Performance & Acting: Creating Believable Characters, a complete step-by-step guide to animating a shot requiring lip sync from Guardians of the Galaxy animator In-Ah Roediger.

In the 150-minute video, Roediger explores how the process would be tackled in on a real animated feature, beginning with short planning and reference material, and moving through lip sync, blocking and refining curves.

The tutorial draws on her years of experience in animation and VFX to illustrate how to give your own work that extra push. The video assumes a working knowledge of Maya, but the principles apply to any app.

About the artist
In-Ah Roediger has worked in VFX at Framestore and Double Negative, in commercials, and at Guerrilla Games. She was senior animator on three of Sony Pictures Imageworks’ features, including Hotel Transylvania, and supervising animator on Oz the Great and Powerful. She recently joined MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Pricing and availability
Performance & Acting: Creating Believable Characters is available now from The Gnomon Workshop’s online store as a digital download, price $49. A DVD release will follow shortly.

Buy Performance & Acting: Creating Believable Characters from Gnomon’s online store

Read our interview with In-Ah Roediger about her character animation workflow

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

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