FXX600 - 2D Effects Tools for Animation

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Subject Title
2D Effects Tools for Animation

Subject Description
This 2D FX course will train students in the art of creating hand-drawn, animated electricity, fire, water splashes, smoke and explosions; as is applied in a current production pipelines. Students will analyze live action and animated examples frame by frame to understand the flow, mechanics and physics of the various elements and how to stylize them for animation.

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

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

  1. Animate convincing special effects drawn by hand, frame by frame.
  2. Flesh out FX animation from rough keys to a final clean product.
  3. Rig and create FX in Harmony using current studio techniques.
  4. Understand how to incorporate various Harmony modules into the creation of FX.
  5. Draw electricity, smoke, fire, water, and explosions.
  6. Study various references to gain a better understanding of timing, weight and design.
  7. Re-colour, combine and overall re purpose effects for a larger library of reuse.
  8. Respond constructively while giving or receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.