Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lyuboslav Angelov Learns to Animate Like a Jedi

How would a Jedi walk? Animating a person walking may seem like a simple exercise, but it's a tricky thing to get right. How people move has a lot to say about their character and personality, and it's no surprise that one of the first things an animator at a studio like Disney or DreamWorks will do with a new character rig - is to create a walk cycle. How someone walks is a window into who that character is, and how they might behave.

Lyuboslav Angelov started our Animation and VFX course in September of this year, and he is already tackling complex techniques in Maya - in this shot he deals not just with human locomotion but also cloth simulation, lighting, texturing and final render. Best of all, it's a cool shot.

As ever, credit where it's due. The Jedi character rig is a freeware rig created by Andylt1 and can be found at

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 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.  

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