Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Motion Design III: 3D Animation Basics
This studio class introduces students to the tools and the concept of 3D visual effects and animation production using the industry standard Maya or equivalent package. As students get familiar with the various tools and functions, they will create their first projects as they apply to industries such as broadcast, commercials, and film. The course creates a real world post-production experience, stressing the use of the appropriate tools and professional workflow. Students focus on high level object building, photo realistic texturing and lighting, the use of the computer camera, as well as basic layout and scene composition. Autodesk, maker of Maya, offers the software free to students.