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2D Character Animation for Games with Blender & Unity

Explore how to build, animate, and setup 2D game characters for your games!

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Learn how to create and animate 2D game characters in Blender, for use in the Unity Game Engine. In this course for intermediate users, Alan Thorn outlines a solid, step-by-step workflow for building, mapping and animating appealing game characters that perform well and work effectively in a game engine. See how to model precisely from imported reference images to make an interesting character. Learn how to unwrap and texture character models using Blender's powerful mapping tool-set. Then explore how to rig and configure your character, complete with Inverse Kinematics, to create realistic motion. And then animate a walk cycle for your character, which can be repeated seamlessly. Finally, see how to import your character to the Unity engine for performance in-game. By the end of this course you'll understand a flexible and powerful workflow for making 2D characters that bring your games to life!


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Alan Thorn
Alan Thorn

Alan Thorn is a game developer, author and educator with 15 years industry experience. He makes games for PC desktop, Mobile and VR. He founded 'Wax Lyrical Games' and created the award-winning game 'Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok', working as designer, programmer and artist. He has written sixteen technical books on game development and presented ten video training courses, covering game-play programming, Unity development, and 3D modelling. He has worked in game development education as a visiting lecturer for the 'National Film and Television School', as a Lead Teacher for 'Uppingham School', and is currently a Senior Lecturer at 'Teesside University' where he helps students develop the skills needed for their ideal role in the games industry.


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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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