GAM730 - Animation

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of classical animation and ultimately relate them to the world of videogame animation.  Students will begin with simple exercises in a 3D environment and learn to apply the theory of animation to objects in a virtual space.

Credit Status
Animation Arts Program

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. Apply the principles of squash and stretch as well as the seaweed curve to recreate movement.
  3. Demonstrate and utilize the principals of classical animation in a virtual environment
  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.

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.