Course Abstract Details

CGR-254, 3D Computer Animation and Modeling

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-254, Computer Animation and Modeling, is an intermediate course in the use of interactive computer graphics to produce maximum-impact animated presentations for business, engineering, scientific, architectural, gaming, educational, training, or sales purposes. Animation and Modeling is studied for use in creating, capturing, or processing images with color, motion, and transformation effects. Post-production techniques to store and present results on hardcopy, CD disks, video tape, and streaming Internet video are included. Specific software changes with the state-of-the-art, contact program advisor. Prerequisite: CGR-105, CAD-101, or permission of the program advisor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Generate 3D models using industry standard design software. (LG1) 

2. Calculate 2D and 3D coordinates, scales, and proportions. (LG 1) 

3. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG3) 

4. Create 3D models based on real world observations (LG1) 

5. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (LG2) 

6. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG4) 

7. Apply the basics of graphic design theory. (LG2) 

8. Create lighting using industry standard 3D software. (LG1) 

9. Apply texture and materials to improve appearance of 3D models. (LG1) 

10. Create basic animations using 3D models that they have created. (LG1) 

11. Perform research on contemporary 3D animation. (LG5)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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