Computer Science
 

Three-Dimensional Visual Effects

Three-Dimensional Visual Effects
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.
CSANM
458
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 NoteCourse changed to CSAnm 458 beginning Fall 2012.
 TaughtSpring
 ProgramsContaining CSANM 458
Course Outcomes: 

Effects Creation

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

Artistry in Technical Achievement

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

3D with a 2D Foundation

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.