If there are any differences between the information listed here and other places like the Orientation or Syllabus, please follow the information on this page as it is the most current.
This starter pack will provide you with all of the necessary information to help you get started in your Animation Mentor course. Whether you're a new student or a student returning for a new term, please read through this information to make sure you are following the latest guidelines and requirements.
Software and Hardware Requirements
As an Animation Mentor student, it's important to make sure you meet all the necessary software and hardware requirements for the course. Please make sure to read through the software and hardware requirements article to make sure you have everything you need before you start:
Preparing for Classes
A few minutes before your class time your Mentor will send you an email with the class link. Please follow the steps below in order to be prepared for this.
Be aware of your timezones
The Animation Mentor Beta site has all of the times set to your local time. But be aware of when your class times begin.
The class times listed when you registered are in PST (Pacific Standard Time) So you will need to make sure you know what that translates to in your local time.
Become Familiar with Zoom
Learn to use the Zoom tool, set up your webcam and mic, and become familiar with the tool so that you do not struggle installing or setting it up during your class.
Read Animation Mentor’s Class Guidelines for information on setting up and using Zoom for your class.
When it comes time to submit your assignments, here are a few articles to help you:
- Grading Policies and Guidelines
- Submitting Assignments
- Submitting a Late Assignment
- Uploading a Progress Reel
Animation Mentor has a large collection of helpful resources at your disposal. Please make sure to look through these regularly, especially if you feel you are struggling.
If despite having looked through these resources, you are still struggling with this course, have problems understanding the material, or have technical issues, we recommend speaking to your Mentor Assistant. They are in your class specifically to help you with AMP, the AM Menu, and any other issues you may experience
If you still can't find the information you need, send in a support ticket to our Support Center and we will do our best to assist you.