ANI504 - Advanced Lighting, Texturing and Rendering

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Subject Title
Advanced Lighting, Texturing and Rendering

Subject Description
In this course the student will be introduced to the principles involved in lighting, texturing and rendering in Maya. Emphasis will be placed on creating proper polygonal UV layouts and on creating photo-real renderings. Only Maya lights, materials and the software render will be used during this course.

Pre-requisite: ANI 400

Co-requisite: ANI 501, ANI 524, CHR 531, STR 500 and LAY 511

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Layout proper polygonal UV’s
2. Export UV’s from Maya to be used in Industry standard image editing software
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of  Industry standard image editing software and its use in creating texture maps
4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Maya’s texture editors and their use in creating shading networks in Maya
5. Discuss the various properties of materials and how to replicate those properties in Maya through the use of texture maps
6. Create a basic three-point light setup and discuss the differences between each of the lights in that setup
7. Discuss the various approaches to creating “atmosphere” in Maya renders
8. Render a still image in Maya using the Maya Software Renderer

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.