Telecommunications | 3D Modeling and Computer Animation
T364 | 14304 | Gillespie, T.

T364 3D Modeling and Computer Animation

This is an introductory class in 3D modeling and simple computer
animation. The class is designed for beginners with no 3D modeling
experience. Students should be familiar with basic design tools such
as Photoshop and Illustrator. There will be weekly design
assignments, classroom presentations and a final large animated
design project.


All work graded as acceptable (C), good (B) or excellent (A) except
for quizzes. Acceptable meets minimum requirements of assignment,
good is more than required, excellent is the best work in the class.

Work is due when assigned.

Weekly design assignments 30%

1  2 page critique of books selected and read by you from our
reading list 10%

1 in-class presentation of a 3D topic. Can be anything which
interests you. Can be a presentation on a technique, on another
piece of 3D software, on an application of 3D to movies, games,
other media, to business, medical imaging, political communication,
etc. Must be approved by Thom. A complete handout for everyone in
the room must accompany the presentation. Handout can not be a
collection of Powerpoint slides. Must be a written document which
explains the presentation and allows others to continue learning. 10%

Random quizzes on readings. (10%)

Paper story boards and working notes for Final project due four week
before presentation of Final Project. These story boards will be
judged on quality of thoughtfulness and attention to detail. 10%

Final design project which must be presented to the class in person
during exam time 20%

Attendance & class participation -- if you are not in class you
aren't participating. This is a percentage of your total attendance.
If you miss more than 2 classes you get no credit for attendance and
participation ... instant B in the class. 10%

All assignments must be turned in on time and completed before the
end of the term for a passing grade. 100% of the above assessment is
a B grade which means it is good. Excellence is an A grade and a
totally subjective judgement on my part of the quality of
participation in class; work done in class; work done outside of
class; and worked handed in.

All work in C4D form must be handed in during the term and
completely at the end of the term on a CD or a zip disk including
your paper critique and your presentation.

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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