Cheryl Briggs

Cheryl Briggs
University of Central Florida | UCF · School of Visual Arts and Design

Master of Fine Arts - Computer Art - 3D Animation


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Citations since 2016
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Currently working on Behind the Lines: building an archive of Oral Histories of anyone working in the animation industry. Research Interests: animation, rigging for animation, character animation, animation production , animation filmmaking, motion capture, animation history, narrative storytelling, visual storytelling, and digital storytelling.
September 1999 - August 2001
Savannah College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Computer Art: 3D Animation track


Publications (6)
While some rigging books focus too much on the theory of rigging and provide little instruction, others do the exact opposite and offer no reasoning behind the button-pushing. An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging, 2nd Edition, however, offers a perfect balance. Cheryl Briggs’ text is built for the classroom, with step-by-step tutoria...
Whether you're a novice making your first film or a more advanced animator looking to strengthen an existing concept, Animating Short Stories provides practical techniques to bring your story to life. Each technique is clearly and beautifully illustrated covering different animation mediums; including 2D, 3D and stop-motion. It takes readers step...
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This poster will present an overview of the work-in-progress of a forthcoming book that is currently under contract and in manuscript review with Bloomsbury Visual Arts. This book provides the theory and methodology of how to develop a story idea for the animated short film, from initial ideas to fully developed visual story concept, ready for pro...
Are you an animator looking to get your foot in the door to the top studios? It's tough if you don't have a demo reel and portfolio that reflects your unique style and incredible talents. The reception of that reel will make or break you; so it's no wonder that creating a demo reel can be such a daunting task. Reel Success by Cheryl Cabrera can he...
The Animation Hall of Fame, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of animation . It will carry out this mission through its operation of a world-class international museum complex that collects, preserves, exhibits and interpre...
Name changed from Cabrera to Briggs in 2016. Discover the concepts and techniques required to rig engaging CG character models with Maya in this unique book and DVD package. The stunning color images show just what you can achieve, and the detailed step-by-step tutorials show exactly how to achieve them. Every technique and tip is backed up with...


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