3D Modeling & Animation

Jane Xu

This course introduces the basic concepts of 3D modeling and animation using Maya, a 3D software. Preliminary visual research, sketches, concepts and designs precede every project.  Polygon and Nurbs modeling, texture mapping, lighting, and rendering, 3D printing are covered as well as animation. Animations skills are strengthened by the study of motion and traditional animation techniques. A large project allow students to experiment and creatively combine the acquired skills.