ART 233 provides students with training in character set-up techniques. The course begins with a thorough review of the animation and character set-up toolset. Skills taught include installation of the skeleton within wireframe mesh, establishment of animation controls such as inverse kinematic (IK) handles and set-driven-key relationships, and binding of mesh to skeleton using rigid and smooth models. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software (Maya) will be used.
ART 234 provides students with advanced training in character set-up techniques. Skills covered include binding of the character using joints and influence objects, installation and modification of the Full-Body Inverse kinematic (FBIK) skeleton, the creation of blendshape targets, and the facial animation control system. The student will be encouraged to design a character set-up and test it for use in an animated scene. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software will be used.
Delivery Mode: On Campus
Delivery Time: Day Evening
ART 245 provides students with foundation instruction in digital character sculpture, enabling students to create a basic polygonal mesh in Maya, import this mesh into a digital sculpture software application, and then use the software to add sculptural and textural detail to it. The entire toolset of the digital sculpture software is covered, in addition to practical concerns involved in integrating digital sculptural content into movies or games. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software (ZBrush or Mudbox) will be used
ART 246 provides students with advanced instruction in digital character sculpture, building on skills acquired in Art 245. At the end of the course, students will sculpt and texture a highly realistic digital character. The course is project-based and runs as a traditional art studio course, with the instructor guiding students through the stages of character creation. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software will be used.