ANI631 - Advanced Game Animation

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Subject Title
Advanced Game Animation

Subject Description
This course will build on the concepts and principles which were explored in the first semester.  In this course, students will begin to explore the role of animation in creating lifelike movement in the body.  Using specialized rigging tools, students will explore the toolsets which aid in the development of realistic game animation.

Pre-requisites: ANI 510, ANI 514, ANI 520, ANI 530, ANI 540, ANI 550 and ANI 560

Co-requisites: ANI 601, ANI 614, ANI 650, ANI 660, ANI 670, PRT 682

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

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

  1. Analyze real time action and reproduce it in a virtual 3d environment
  2. Demonstrate the ability to recreate a bone structure system similar to that of a human’s
  3. Apply the principals of animation to a humanoid rig to create realistic human motion
  4. Use the Bip rig to create animations such as walk cycles, run cycles and attack cycles
  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of skinning a mesh to a rig and the importance of joint placements

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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.

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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