3D Character Design and Animation
Prerequisites: DMD 2533
This is a support-oriented course in which the student will learn and use skills specific to creating 3D character models and character animation in the fields of television, movies, advertising, multimedia, and gaming. Emphasis of the course will be on advanced modeling techniques in the creation of a seamless 3D character design of head, body, clothing, animation concepts in facial expression, internal skeleton control, morphing, dialogue and lip sync, character posing, and locomotion. Discussion topics will include traditional animation techniques, body language, vocabulary, and character physics. This course will enhance the abilities of artists, designers, and other professionals using 3D computer created, generated, or integrated graphics.