Thursday, March 15, 2007

Xavier Coton's animation

Students who come to class prepared for our Character Animation curriculum are able to take advantage of the direction we offer if they bring a laptop computer and a drawing board or light box that has a registration bar attached to it.

Such is the case with Xavier Coton, a professional 3D animator who attends classes at the Academy to keep his traditional animation skills sharp. Xavier enjoys traditional hand drawn animation and understands how important and beneficial it is to his 3D animation, which is why he maintains this fundamental discipline. Xavier is given basic animation assignments at an advanced level to challenge him. He rises to that challenge in every instance.

Here's his latest accomplishment. A figure jumping rope.

To view the actual animation, click on the link below:

Xavier's next challenge will be a collaborative effort with our Character Design students who would like to see their creations come to life. He'll be working with some of them to explore the movements and personalities behind those characters as one would do in a production situation. Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

For more of Xavier's work, visit his website at:

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