CSC 220: Computer Animation for the Visual Arts

Course Description:

Project-based approach to learning fundamental principles of 3-D computer graphics using high level software tools. Modeling of objects, geometrical transformations, surface algorithms, lighting and shading, alternative rendering techniques and providing background skills necessary to create animated movies.

Prerequisites:

CSC 105, 131 or permission of instructor.

Textbook:

photo of textbook coverLearning Autodesk Maya 2008,
(Official Autodesk Training Guide, includes DVD):
The Modeling & Animation Handbook (Paperback)

Optional:
The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects (3rd Edition).
Isaac V. Kerlow, Wiley, 2004.

Current Semester Pages:

photo of optional textbook cover


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