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Maya Animation Reference Library: Birds
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Delano Athias

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Delano Athias
In this set of Maya tutorials our goal is to break down the complexities of a bird's movements so that you can confidently animate these types of creatures with time-saving techniques.

Throughout the tutorials, we'll focus on dissecting various actions of a bird, actions that range from walking and hopping to flying and landing. We'll learn techniques for animating everything from its wings and torso, to it's legs and tail. We'll also focus on ways to create a sense of personality in birds to enhance realism.
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Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
00:45
A look at the rig
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A look at the rig

 
05:09
The biomechanics  of a bird's walk
3

The biomechanics of a bird's walk

 
15:58
How to animate a hop step
4

How to animate a hop step

 
06:23
The takeoff
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The takeoff

 
09:27
Animating a bird in flight
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Animating a bird in flight

 
14:36
Flying through 3d space
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Flying through 3d space

 
19:57
Landing with personality
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Landing with personality

 
10:01