Whether you are brand new to Animation Mentor, or a returning student - this starter pack contains information, guidelines and requirements to help you jump right into your AM course.
Hardware Requirements and Software Used at Animation Mentor
Please make sure to read through the hardware requirements and software used articles to make sure you have everything you need before you start:
Going through Orientation
Animation Mentor's New Student Orientation is a great way to learn everything you need to know about how to use the AM Campus, attend your classes, submit your assignments, and more. These are great articles and tutorials for anyone coming to Animation Mentor.
You can find the New Student Orientation on the AM Campus by going to "Resources" - "Student Resources" on the top navigation bar.
Preparing for your Q&A
The "Event Calendar" button can be found on top of the AM Campus. Use the Event Calendar to join your Q&A throughout the term.
The Events Calendar will look something like this:
Mouse over the Class Q&A to reveal the orange "Join" icon then click on the icon to join the Q&A.
Note: This method can be used to attend not only your Class Q&A but also any extra Q&As shown on the calendar!
Be aware of your time zone
The Animation Mentor campus has all times set to display in your local time. Be aware of when your Q&A is scheduled to begin.
Note: The Q&A times listed on the Registration Portal are in Pacific Time. So you will need to make sure you know what that translates to in your local time.
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 first Q&A.
Additional information on Zoom set up, and Q&A expectations can be found in the Q&A Guidelines.
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.