Computer Animation TMUL 4311

Course description:

This course gives students experience with 3D computer graphics and 3D animation techniques using Maya software. Students will explore the use of Maya software to create 3D computer images and animation for interactive multimedia, motion graphics, computer games and Web. The students will learn techniques and strategies for creating 3D computer models, and creating 3D animations that illustrate a concept or tell a story. These techniques include 3D modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, rendering. Students will develop projects that demonstrate both creativity and an introductory knowledge of 3D computer graphics.

Course Aims:

  • Introduce the theories and concepts of 3D animation.
  • Learn techniques as 3D modeling, rigging, texturing, morphing, animation, rendering.
  • Create 3D computer images (3D Characters) and animation for motion graphics.
  • Creating 3D animations that illustrate a concept or tell a short story.

Course outcomes:

  • Model a character using Maya software.
  • Add some facial details to the model. 
  • lay out UV maps and create textures and surface shaders. 
  • Creating facial expressions. Building a skeleton that will create the overall body deformations necessary to animate a character. Adding controls to a character. Have a simple overview for animating the character.