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Length
5 Sessions
Price
Audit (Free)
Premium ($10 USD / Month)
Credit Eligible ($300 USD)
Institution
California College of the Arts
Subject
Visual Arts, Animation
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Design, Gaming, Storytelling, Animation, Maya, Autodesk
Course Description

3D modeling and animation have transformed numerous fields, including filmmaking, computer games, architecture and product design. Yet the underlying basis of high-quality 3D production originates in traditional design and animation methodologies. This course provides an introduction to the exciting world of 3D content creation, while emphasizing its connection to the creative thought process. Students will learn an overview of the artist workflow as it relates to modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering. This course offers a new dimension to the process of filmmaking and design.

schedule

This course is in Scheduled mode, and starts 2017. Learn more about Scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Modeling As Virtual Sculpture
Designing Expressive 3D Shapes
Session 2: Adding Materiality
Color, Surface and Texture
Session 3: The Principles Of Animation Applied To 3D
Applications of animation principles to the 3D environment
Session 4: Lighting For Mood
Applying lighting to your animation
Session 5: Final Output
Rendering and Post-Production
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Credit Eligible

Kadenze has partnered with California College of the Arts to offer this course for 1 college credits.*

How much does it cost?

This course costs $300 USD to take for college credit.

*Upon completion, this rigorous college-level course will provide credits that are recognized and transferable from the partnering institution. Credit as workload and transferability is defined by the granting institution. Participation in these courses does not represent an acceptance decision or admission from the institution that offers them.

Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Grading Policy

This course requires a total of approximately 50 hours of work, including both lectures and independent student learning time.

For Premium members: To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, you must score at least 70% overall in the class.

Plagiarism: We learn by doing our own work, and by collaborating with other students. Discussing course content and assignments with your peers is an important and helpful way to deepen your learning. However, encouraging others to copy your homework and submit it as their own is a form of cheating. So please don't post your completed assignments or correct answers to quizzes, tests, or other assessments to the discussion forums or in repositories outside of Kadenze.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course

Equipment: Access to a computer

Software: Autodesk Maya

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Taking part in a Kadenze course For-Credit does not affirm that you have been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by the institution offering this course. Successfully completed For-Credit courses are recognized by the offering institution, and transferability of credits into or between institutions is at the sole discretion of the issuing and receiving institutions. Some institutions may require additional information from you in order to generate an official transcript from the institution. In addition, completion of a course for credit shows up on your Kadenze resume/portfolio, which can be valuable for presentation to potential employers, or schools to which you might apply.

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