Animation - Basic Modelling course for classes 1807201, 202
The course was taught during summer semester 2019 by lecturer Dieter Juedt. The lectures explain, illustrate and practice the drawn representation of humans and animals as a basis for later animation projects.
The course begins with an analysis of human and animal anatomy and exercises using a simplified skeletal presentation as well their drawn representation in various positions and situations. As next step, the muscles are added to complete the bodies shape. The drawn representation of facial expressions and gestures as well as their emotional components complement this focus. The very different animal forms are treated by drawing studies. Practical exercises and explanations of perspective light and shadow and motion studies follow. Afterwards, the surface is not only shaped by light and shadow, but also by patterns, textures and the use of colors. Finally, a drawn motion study emerges as a flip book.