CSANM 252

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Animation

Computer Science College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Foundational principles and techniques of three-dimensional animation, including timing and pacing, character setup, and dynamics.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Note

Course changed to CSAnm 252 beginning Fall 2012.

Title

Technical Proficiency

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to animate in Maya using key frames, blend shapes, and character rigs.

Title

Appealing 3D Animation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to translate the twelve principles of animation into 3-dimensional space.

Title

Self-analysis as an Animator

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify personal weaknesses in animation and analyze paths to turn those into strengths.