Oct 22, 2021
VCT 2025 - 3D Animation I Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: In this hands-on, project-oriented course, students will design and create 3D animation projects using the industry-standard 3ds max application. The concepts of 3D design and animation will be covered including 3D object creation, modeling, lighting, texture creation and application, as well as 3D animation of objects and cameras.
Prerequisite(s): VCT 1018 or consent of instructor.
- 3D Modeling - Building Compound Objects
- 3D Modeling - Spline-Based Modeling and Lofting
- 3D Modeling - Sub-division surface modeling
- 3D Modeling Basics - Standard Primitives
- Applying General Animation Concepts
- Applying Materials
- Assigning Materials to 3D objects
- Compositing Scenes and using Video Post
- Concepts of the digital 3D world
- Creating Lighting and Atmospheric Effects in 3ds max
- Creating and Editing Materials and Maps
- Exploring Rendering Options in 3D Studio MAX - Rendering Scenes and Animations
- The 3ds max interface
- Using Hierarchies and Inverse Kinematics in 3D Animation
- Using Particle Systems and Space Warps to Create Special Effects
- Using the Unwrap UVW Modifier
- Using the Virtual Camera in the digital 3D World
- Working with the Material Editor in 3ds max
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- discuss the concepts of design as they apply to digital 3D modeling and animation.
- create digital 3D design and animation projects.
- apply rendering and output options in the rendering of 3D scenes and animations.
- solve design and technical problems through the use of critical thinking.
- critique ones own work and that of other students in group discussions.
- create production plans for digital 3D design and animation projects.
- apply 3D modeling techniques to standard primitives.
- use sub-division surface modeling techniques
- use spline-based modeling and lofting techniques.
- apply textures and materials to 3D models
- use virtual lighting in a digital 3D environment
- use virtual cameras in a digital 3D environment.
- use atmospheric effects in a digital 3D environment.
- use particle systems and space warps.
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