Learn a production workflow for game animation and time-saving methods for creating game-ready characters rigs, non-linear animation, and adding appeal. Contains over 6 hours of project-based training for artists learning character animation for next-generation games. Popular highlights include: Rigging Techniques for Games; Scene Organization; Custom Shelves; Creating Control Objects with MEL; Constraints; Advanced Spline IK Twist control; Alias Attributes; Binding Techniques; Rotation Order; Follow-through; Exaggeration; Arcs; Timing and Spacing; Weight; Cycling Animation; Animated Transitions; Character Sets; Trax Editor. You may use Maya version 8. 0 and up to follow along with the training. X-Ray Joints is the only feature that we discuss that is available in Maya version 2008 and up only. Software required: Maya 8.0 and up.