CSANM 258

Scripting for Animation

Computer Science College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Developing basic scripting skills to procedurally build intricate systems of models, rigs, and animation. Students learn how to reduce manual hours and efficiently create simple to complex effects.

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 258 beginning Fall 2014.

Title

Scripting Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to code in animation environments, using both Python and Houdini, build procedural environments and animate parameters using scripting expressions, and procedurally build intricate systems of models, rigs, and animation through basic coding and node-based scripting skills.

Title

Increased Efficiency in Animation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to efficiently create both simple and complex effects with less effort as well as automate modeling, rigging, and animation processes so that intricate animation systems can be completed in a practical, timely manner.