ANI521 - Basic 3D Modeling

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Subject Title
Basic 3D Modeling

Subject Description
In this subject the student will be introduced to the principals involved in modeling in Maya. A variety of modeling techniques for creating both organic and hard surface models in both polygonal and NURBs surfaces will be explored. Students will create a series of models culminating with the creation of characters, props and environments for their final production.

Pre-requisite: ANI 400
Co-requisites: ANI 501, ANI 524 and ANI 531

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

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

  1. Create simple to intermediate level organic models using polygonal geometry
  2. Create simple to intermediate level hard surface (non-organic) models using both NURBs and Polygons
  3. Create proper surface topology relating to the process of “Skinning”.

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.