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Animation is both an art and science, involving different technologies in a world-wide multi-billion dollar industry. We usually think of animation in association with entertainment-crazy cartoon characters or incredible sequences in films that were done on large computers. But there are other uses as well—sports, medicine, industrial design, scientific research, military training and strategizing, and more.
Regardless of the purpose of the animation, the four major steps that are usually followed are storyboarding, which is a visual script for the animation sequence; modeling, which is used to convert real objects to animated objects and control how animated objects behave; scripting and movement control, methods to make motions work for their dramatic purpose; and rendering, which is the process of making objects appear lifelike by manipulating such things as light, shadow, and transparency.
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Animation (Art 1 credit) First Year
Course Description - This is a foundation course. Students will learn to use the award-winning Autodesk® Maya® software, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution as well as Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of the User Interface (UI) in Maya. While creating many different projects. They will also learn 12 Principles of Animation, History of Animation, and Copyright laws and regulations. They may take the certification exams for Adobe Photoshop.Advanced Animation Second Year
Course Description - Students will continue expanding the fundamentals using MAYA. They will learn what it takes to create motion graphics (12 weeks), car modeling (12weeks), and architectural projects (12 weeks) and different environments, all in a CG atmosphere.This course is ideal for aspiring animators who have taken Animation last year and are looking to improve the quality of their current abilities. Advanced Animation was designed to offers the quickest and most cost-effective way to learn the professional skills required to start working in the industry.Practicum Animation 3rd year
Course Description - Students will continue advancing with Maya software learning character rigging, adding motion and lip syncing, in addition to special effects and producing original movie shorts.Students are taught how to create production environments and how to develop efficient work habits, experience working in real-world production team environments, improve their client communication skills and efficiently manage production deadlines. Over the course of the school year, students complete several animation projects that are the most in-demand within the animation industry. Two-period block.