|Tutorials are hosted at Vimeo - just login!|
|Animation Apprentice, online animation course|
The videos are animation tutorials licensed to Bucks from tutor Alex Williams' online school at www.animationapprentice.org. They are a complete course in learning animation - from the very basics of Maya to sophisticated character and creature animation. They are absolutely free for all students at Bucks.
|Start at Blackboard|
Start by logging in to your Blackboard account - all students and staff at Bucks have an account of their own. Find the Module you are working on, such as DA405 - Animation 1. Scroll down on the left hand side of the screen down to the Video Resources tab - and click on that link. You will now be taken to a series of weblinks to copy and paste in your browser window.
What if the videos don't work?
Try a different browser. Vimeo can be temperamental. Try using Internet Explorer first - then try Firefox, and then Chrome.
|The videos play best with Internet Explorer|
In what order should I watch the videos?
Watch them in this order:
- Theory Videos
- Technical Videos
- Tutorial Videos
|Two screens. Video tutorial on the left, Maya on the right|
One of the reasons why we give our students free laptops when they start at Bucks is so that each student has the flexibility to watch tutorial videos on one screen, and do the exercise on another.
|iPad below, desktop display above|
Welcome to the future of education!
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Lynda.com. Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks.