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Animation Pipeline Production

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to adopt a production pipeline to enhance the efficiency of your 3D animation projects.

Losing files is terrible for anyone but losing animation-work that you've spent 500 or 1,000 hours on-can be crippling. In this course, David Andrade introduces a production workflow that will help you mitigate disasters and get projects done on time. He covers the creative and technical aspects of animation, including scripting, storyboarding, layout, file management, and rendering. Each step is shown in context in the production pipeline, allowing you to see how software like After Effects, Maya, and Blender fit together. Use the pipeline to solve your unique creative and technical challenges and develop a customized production workflow to suit your personal style.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Creative Pipeline
  • Script analysis
  • Storyboard analysis
  • Layouts: Geometry
  • Layouts: Characters
  • Layouts: Cameras
  • Modeling formats
  • Shading and surfacing
  • Alembic animation
  • FBX animation
2. Technical and Management Pipeline
  • Folder structure matters
  • The roles in animation
  • Production: Managing files
  • Production: Sharing files
  • Rendering: The checklist
  • Rendering: The future
3. Tie It All Together
  • Adobe suite pipeline in a nutshell
  • Blender and Natron pipeline in a nutshell
  • Codecs and media encoding
  • Next steps

Taught by

David Andrade

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