Combining a lecture and lab format, this course helps students build a solid foundation in the art of creating digital 3D content. With a focus on introducing current 3D software, the format of the class will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on application of commercial high-end 3D animation production.
Identify principles of movement and locomotion
Recognize physical surface properties of 3D objects (specular, diffuse, reflectivity, translucence, etc.)
Understand the entire 3D animation pipeline including the 3D animation interface
Develop ideas of form and function through 3D modeling
Create mood and atmosphere through lighting
Apply color theory to rendered images
Integrate concepts of composition and storytelling into a 3D environment
Communicate coherent ideas in the 3D environment
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained confidence in the ability to implement basic modeling, texturing, lighting and animation techniques in 3D environment while identifying career goals and areas of focus in the 3D industry.