Mastering 3D Animation in Unity is for seasoned animators and Unity practitioners who want to bring their characters to life in a game environment and want to learn the ins and outs of the mecanim system. All aspects of animation in Unity is covered from physics, key framing, curves, forward and inverse kinematics, animation state machines and working with third party assets. Students will be introduced to elementary code, in C#, that is essential for making dynamic animations and triggers to control character behaviour at run time. The course begins with the very basics of the Unity interface and progresses to an in-depth examination of all the mecanim components including the Animation, Animator, DopeSheet and Curve windows. The majority of lectures are follow-along, hands-on workshops in which the student will explore a variety of animation techniques from creating a simple bouncing ball through to a complex animation for a wall climbing character. Animated models and starter projects are included for students who are not confident in creating their own. By the end of this course, the student will have thoroughly explored the functionality of the mecanim system, under the instruction of an internationally recognised university professor, and be well on their way to developing snippets of code to control all aspects of 3d game animation.