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Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Maya: Tradition Meets Technology

California College of the Arts via Kadenze

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Overview

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.

Syllabus

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

Taught by

Valerie Mih

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Cathie S
5.0 a year ago
by Cathie completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This class was a dream for me. Valerie is an excellent teacher , teaching by repetition and always being there to answer questions. i really learned how to model and animate, which is something i tried learning on youtube for years but couldnt get it. I recommend this class to anyone who enjoys creating and learning. Cathie Sluski
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Aleksandre K
5.0 2 years ago
by Aleksandre completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course! Just in 5 sessions I got good basic knowledge of 3D Maya and created my first animation. Highly recommended!
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