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Learning resources from Animation A Team

We have a range of items available for purchase in our store which will help you hone and perfect your animation skills. Browse our items below and pay securely with PayPal.

Please note: Any purchased assets are not to be duplicated and distributed without express written permission of Animation A Team.

NB (Your purchase is not sent automatically, I will personally send a link ASAP after your request is received)

NB* The Free cat rig mentioned in the offers below does not include our realistic fur rigs (these can be purchased here).

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1. Quadruped Path Animation System (QPAS): Mel Scripted

Price – £49.95

Convert your quadruped (will also work with biped rigs) cycles into complex animated sequences in minutes. This script builds a path instantly and then attaches your animation cycle to it. The path can then be shaped to fit your scenes environment, see demonstration movie below:


“This technique has been a fantastic time saver for me over the years” -RobQPAS is fully integrated into the Maya menu work flow.

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The script will run on any version of Maya, any rig and will give you amazing control of a single cycle repetition, or as many repetitions that you have animated in your cycle.

This Path System technique provides a quick and easy way to create complex animation, and was used extensively in the creation of these animations. Further animation work was required for some actions (i.e tiger poses during jump down) once the path animation had been baked out.

Qpas has been used to create animations on many projects including:

Three Pony
Avengers Endgame
Fantastic Beasts
Esuvee (Keepitonallfours)
Happy Potter
10,000BC
Hellboy 2
John Carter of Mars

Using QPAS it took me approximately 10 minutes to go from a 45 frame cycling animation of this Allosaur, to the sequence you see here. I used the QPAS offsets to get the head turns and body weight shift during the pause, and the QPAS re-timing curve to achieve the pause. The original 45 frame cyle can still be edited and will be udated throughout duration of the sequence.
You can see foot slip as the dino gets closer to camera, I would normally tidy this once QPAS has been baked.
Think what I could have achieved if I’d spent another 15 minutes on it!

“We bought the script earlier this year to work on Primeval new world and it’s been great so far. Huge time saver.Thankyou for writing it :) “-Adam, atmosphere-vfx.com

“Hi Rob I’ve bought QPAS some months ago..AWESOME..I love this script…Thanks”Gabriele

“I’ve tested QPAS animation script and it’s simply amazing, so helpful ! Thanks.” -Lukas

“Thanks again for you continued assistance and awesome product support.” -James

“That tool is a bloody lifesaver :)” -Jon

Customers of QPAS include:

Framestore, London
Atmosphere VFX, Vancouver.
Cinesite, London
Double Negative, London.
Aardman Studios, Bristol.
Jagex Games Studio, Cambridge.
Moving Picture Company, London.
ZooVFX, London
Proof, London

Quadruped Path Animation System (QPAS): Mel ScriptedPrice

Convert your quadruped cycles into complex animated sequences in minutes.

£49.95

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2. Cat on Wall – The Complete Set

Price – £139.95GBP

The complete set consists of 2 days worth of real-time keyframed animation by Animation Supervisor/Tutor Rob Hemmings. He recorded his progress as he animated, nothing is missed out or reworked, the videos are completely real-time and include mistakes and happy accidents as and when they occur.

The videos cover all the specific areas of interest to a creature animator including use of reference, animation paths, blocking, working with timewarps, working with locators and smoothing techniques. (NB this tutorial does not include animation of the walk cycle used in this sequence or application of this cycle to a path using QPAS – these tutorials can be purchased at the store – however, use of the path system (QPAS) is demonstrated).

All the videos that constitute this tutorial can be bought as one for the cost of £139.95GBP

Instructional Videos

1. Cat on Wall – The Complete Set “These movies are an absolute gold mine!” The complete set consists of 2 days worth of real-time keyframed animation Created by Animation Supervisor/Tutor Rob Hemmings.

£139.95

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3. Real-Time Instructional Walk Cycle Videos and FREE Cat Rig

Price – £39.95

When studying creature motion, the importance of animating cycles in the first stage of producing a complex sequence cannot be overstated.

Over an hours worth of real-time instructional videos that demonstrate the creation of this cat walk cycle. As a bonus you then also recieve our car rig totally free (excluding all the new realistic rigs seen on the homepage)  to practice your own cycles.

The techniques employed in these demo movies can be directly applied to any cycle, of any creature and any rig.

“the videos have been an absolute delight to watch, I have never seen so many tricks in one tiny package” – Sam

“I recently purchased the cat cycle video and I have to say that I was suprised. I was happy to finally get my hand on a comprehensive video that shows me simple shortcuts to speed up my animation process dramatically.” – Sebastien

“Thanks a lot for doing this tutorial, it opened my mind to how to tackle these creatures, your workflow is so cool for quadrupeds.” – Bruno

Thanks again for all the help and for creating this, it’s quite awesome! Your approach is much different than how I’ve learned to animate and I really like the methods you use.” – Nick

The videos are delivered via Dropbox, I will send an invitation, registration to Dropbox is free.

Instructional Creature Walk Cycle Videos

Over an hours worth of real-time instructional videos

£39.95

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4. Creature Animation Resource Pack

Resource Pack

A Combination of both 1+3 (Real-Time Instructional Walk Cycle Videos + free cat rig + QPAS System)

£79.95

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5. Cat Rig (free with purchase options 3 and 4)

animation school cat rig

As seen in this sequence:

Cat Rig

£29.95

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6. Wolf Rig

This rig is available free of charge from www.anzovin.com.
Here you are paying for the texture and extra rig controls for the mouth and ears.wolf tex

Here is the wolf in action:

Wolf Rig

£24.95

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7. Fox Rig

animation school fox rig

As seen in this sequence:

Fox Rig

£29.95

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8. Puppy Rig

puppy

As seen in this sequence (fur not included)

Puppy Rig

£29.95

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As seen in this sequence:

Baboon Rig

£29.95

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