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GRDE413 Introduction to 3D Animation

[2–2, 3 cr.]

This digital studio course explores concept development and techniques of 3D modeling, rendering and printing using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox as primary tools. Virtual designed environments, imaging for animation and introduction to 3D character mechanics are each addressed. The course examines different genres, styles and formats. 3D graphics styles in film, commercials, 3D visualization, 3D printing and motion design are studied. Emphasis is placed on camera positioning, movement, lighting, timing and editing.

Prerequisite: GRDE462 Introduction to 2D Animation