Carlo Diego

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Filmmaking and Moving Image Arts

Introduction to 3D Animation

Open , Small seminar—Year

In this yearlong class, students will be introduced to the theory and practice of 3D modeling and compositing for animation; 3D animation design and architectural concepts will be explored in the lecture room, on the computer, and in the studio. The purpose of this class is to build the skills necessary to leverage the use of a professional 3D program (Cinema 4D) in storytelling and animation projects. Instructional topics include: primitive objects, transformations, curve creation and manipulation, symmetries, surface creation and modification, rendering, frames, keyframes, hierarchical animation, morphing, expressions, rigging, projection mapping, and compositing. Weekly assignments will provide students with the building blocks necessary to take their projects in individual directions. Cinema 4D is an industry-standard 3D design and animation software package used in a wide range of projects, from motion graphics to full-length feature films.