Intro to Animation for Kids using Blender
AboutAs part of the Parent/Teachers club activities on weekends, I was requested to host a play date at my daughter's pre-school. The age group that I had to cater to was in the 2 1/2 years to 6 years.
MannequinPlaced a mannequin on the table and posed it. The children were asked to mimic the pose in front of them.
Articulation and Animation using LinkagesThe next exercise was to have them pick one linkage (from a bag of linkages) and create various shapes with them. (Parents were present next to their children during this exercise)
WormstoryWormstory is a shortfilm that I created with my colleagues while at Rhythm & Hues Studios. More details are at http://wormstoryshortfilm.blogspot.com
The kids loved the short film and some of them even started crawling like the worm after the film ended. :)
Dancing AlphabetsFinally, the session concluded by a demonstration of moving alphabets realized using the Grease Pencil tool.
SummaryThis could not have been possible without the help from the colleagues at work (Steven Chen, Hailin Liao, Daniel Cao, Sylvie Chen, Lois Liu, Aram Lakotia, Ambica Banu, Sachin Verma) and my Family (Wife, brothers and daughter)
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