CSANM 458

Three-Dimensional Visual Effects

Computer Science College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Exploring procedural and three-dimensional animation methods to create realistic special effects. Applying a large spectrum of animation principles to integrate their effects aesthetically and convincingly into a live action or animated environment.

When Taught

Spring Term

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 458 beginning Fall 2012.

Title

Effects Creation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to model, animate, light, and composite virtual environmental effects and character effects such as fire, smoke, water, and so forth.  

Title

Artistry in Technical Achievement

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to balance the artistry and technical aspects of visual effects in film.

Title

3D with a 2D Foundation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply their knowledge of hand-drawn effects to create effects within a 3D environmental context and merge characters into their story and environment.