Animation

Animation work

Introduction to 3D Animation – CM 190

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches entry-level skills required to design and create basic 3-Dimensional, animated graphic sequences. The course covers general design and production as the students work through the different stages of the animation pipeline (art, modeling, surfacing, camera, animating, lighting, and rendering). Students also create web-based Digital Portfolios to display completed animated sequences.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Introduction to 3D Graphics”, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply design elements and principles to create basic 3-Dimensional, animated graphic sequences.
  2. Use professional 3D animation software to create basic 3D environments and animated sequences.
  3. Develop measurable objectives and gauge the effectiveness of animated sequences.
  4. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing Digital Portfolio that displays  3D animated sequences.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.

Intermediate 3D Animation – CM 191

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches intermediate-level skills required to design and create professional 3-Dimensional, animated graphic sequences. The course covers 3D computer animation theory and attributes, including: curves, surfaces, nurbs, polygons, textures, modeling, lighting and rendering. Working individually and collaboratively, students use industry-standard software applications to create commercial-quality 3D animated sequences.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Intermediate 3D Animation”, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply profesional design elements and principles to create commercial-quality, 3-Dimensional animated sequences.
  2. Use professional, industry-standard editing software to design and create professional 3D animated sequences.
  3. Evaluate and gauge the effectiveness of 3D animated sequences using industry-standard measurement processes.
  4. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing, commercial-quality Digital Portfolio that displays 3D animated sequences.
  5. Consistently demonstrate exceptional interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.