This week, students are learning how to create and rig their own avatars in Maya, and puppet them in real time and with pre-recorded data.
Also, students also have opportunities to learn how to add animation in MotionBuilder.
You can watch or follow along on your computer and make your own avatar! Software that will be helpful:
Make human (Mac or PC): http://www.makehumancommunity.org/content/downloads.html
Maya (PC or Mac only): https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya
MotionBuilder (PC Only): https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/motionbuilder