URBANA — Victor Paredes, a professional animator from Chile, will talk about how animation works and how to get started learning it, at a free workshop starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., U.
Paredes was invited here by Nina Paley, an award-winning animation artist who wanted to learn from Paredes, the premiere tutor for Anime Studio, one of the most popular 2-D animation programs.
He will share techniques and tricks and explain the power of "rigging," a unique capability in Anime Studio.
The event will be in the executive conference room on the first floor of the NCSA. Following the talk, Paredes and the CU Film Society will get together for a social at Crane Alley in downtown Urbana.
The events are free of charge, thanks to an Urbana Public Arts Grant, the eDream Institute, and Paley.
As for parking, University of Illinois meters are free starting at 6 p.m.; that includes the parking deck north of the NCSA. The talk will start a few minutes late to give attendees a chance to get inside after the meters become free.