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I'm Sir Wade, and yes that's my real name. I've been teaching animation for over 5 years. Join me for a workshop and let's build your creative skillset!
"I have to say that this is the best workshop I've ever taken for animation. You will be grateful for the recordings because the amount of info covered is staggering. If you are new to Maya/animation, or if you're a 7 year veteran like I am, you will have plenty to learn either way."
"Sir Wade does NOT disappoint. If you enjoy his videos, you will love this workshop. I would highly recommend the Maya Workshop for both the beginner and the more advanced Maya user. You will take away so many great nuggets of useful information. You will be surprised by how much more there is to know about Maya and what the program and you are capable of creating. Sir Wade is thorough and in depth and his gracious nature and attitude are even better in person."
"Animation courses tend not to teach you Maya in depth so this workshop was a godsend, it was absolutely packed with tricks and tips and demos. You might argue there's already a lot of tutorials floating around, but you gotta know what you are looking for, and this workshop gave me SO many answers to questions I didn't even know I had! When day 1 starts and already you're learning things on Maya settings, you know you're in for a treat... Sir Wade is also a brilliant teacher and communicates things really clearly. It's the workshop we all need!"
"Sir Wade's workshop covered from the base to the brim of Maya. He delves into how all the tools function, and gives plenty of examples to engage the viewer. In just a week, Maya has become the most comfortable 3D program I've used and I'm now able build and animate shorts from the ground up. If you plan on learning Maya, this is a must-have for the edu-collection."
"This workshop taught me more about Maya animation than the 3 years of university that I already wasted before this class. Forget school, if you take everything Sir Wade says to heart in this workshop, you'll be better off than most of us in school!"
"I can't overstate the value of Sir Wade's technical background in animation and unique insights into optimizing your workflow in Maya. No matter your level of experience, there is always more to learn in this field and I highly recommend taking the opportunity to learn from Sir Wade."
Maya for Animators
Maya is the primary tool that all character animators learn. I'll show you how to use all of Maya's different creative toolsets to elevate your demo reel shots from modeling to FX and lighting.
Blender for Animators
Blender is a powerful and free 3D software that's easy to learn and even easier to make impressive visuals in. I'll show you how to get started animating using 3D characters, 2D grease pencil, and geometry nodes.
Unreal Engine for Animators
UE5 is a game engine capable of rendering incredible visuals in real-time. As of Version 5.1, character animation is now possible using Control Rig in the Sequencer so we'll learn to animate in-engine.
What kinds of courses are available?
Whether your focus is career, creative, or technical, we have something to help you develop your professional skills.
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"This was an amazing workshop, I learned more in this one week workshop than I have in my entire time at university."
"Sir Wade is phenomenal. Beginner or advanced, if you want to level up your knowledge of Maya and animation, this class is for you!"
"The course not only made animation in Maya more approachable but also gave me a bunch of other tools that I can utilize to make my ideas real. Loved it!"
"A fun and workflow-changing experience that all must attend."
"I had a blast and enjoyed every second of it. This was worth every penny on the first day alone."
"This workshop will take your fear out of Maya."
"I learned more in a week than I did in 4 years. Examples on different topics, insights on how it applies in real life problems when working with a rig or for a studio, etc."
"I had been feeling stuck in a bit of an animation rut and just not feeling motivated to really do anything with it, but this helped energize me and give me some new ideas that make me want to get back into it regularly again."
"I left the workshop with a greater understanding of both Maya the software and animation as a whole. Anyone seeking to increase their skills should definitely sign up the next time he offers this workshop."
"I took this workshop as a refresher for the things I learned in college, but ended up learning more in a week than I did in 4 years."
"Sir Wade is an animation guru and a great instructor! I learned so much in such a short amount of time and I would definitely recommend for anyone new or looking to jump back into animation!"
"This workshop was a very valuable resource as someone who just graduated from college for animation. I learned settings and techniques in Maya that my school never taught me. I whole-heartedly recommend taking a workshop with Sir Wade."
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