IMA Number: 764 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Tim Portlock

This class meets Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:40pm in HN 544

Full Course Description:

This hands-on production course will examine essential concepts and practices that form the basis of 3D animation. While this course primarily focuses on the use of 3D animation for linear video output, we will also explore the possibilities of this digital framework for other media and expressive forms, such as print, graphic novels, film making, and net-based art.

3D digital animation is often used to create imagery that simulates the visual and physical aspects of the “real world.” This hands-on production course will examine essential concepts and practices that form the basis of 3D animation. Through readings, discussions, viewings, and critique, this class will address how realism is constructed and perceived through an underlying set of aesthetic conventions via computer graphics. While this course primarily focuses on the use of 3D animation for linear video output, we will also explore the possibilities of this digital framework for other media and expressive forms, such as print, graphic novels, film making, and net-based art.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement and with Program Assistant.

Pre-requesite(s): Emerging Media I, Emerging Media II,

*Please note that in many cases all prerequisites listed aren't strictly necessary, please ask the IMA program assistant for clarification.