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Featuring Anders Nelson (15 years old)
 
and his highly popular 
"Introduction to Animation Course" 

This course will be given as part of the 
Duncans Xmas 2000 Computer Camp to those campers 
           who wish to take the course    

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3D Computer Animation Course

Course Objective

This course is designed to give an overview of the fundamentals of 3D computer animation.  The software used is 3D Studio Max, one of the most popular programs in the 3D computer animation industry.  At the conclusion of this course you will be able to create and animate basic 3D objects, as well as gain an insight into the field of computer animation.

Course Outline

Part 1

Program interface.  Learning the location and function of the primary controls on the Command panel and Toolbar.  How to operate the viewports.

Object creation.  Familiarization with the basic 3D objects and their manipulation (move, rotate, zoom).  Familiarization with basic 2D shapes. How to set object parameters.

Part 2

Stack modifier.  Introduction to the concept of stacking. Learning how to modify objects (bend, taper, twist, noise) in the stack.  Application of these principles to shapes (extrude, lathe).

Axis and cloning.  Understanding the principles of axis control (X, Y, Z, XY) and how these relate to the positioning and movement of objects.  Learning how to clone objects

 Part 3

Lights and lighting.  Fundamentals of object lighting and the types of lights. How to position those lights using the three-point lighting system (key, background, fill).  Setting lighting parameters to achieve the desired effect.

Linking objects.  Description of the linking tools and how they are used in the 'parenting' concept of object linkage. 

Kinematics.  Learning object movement including forward and inverse, particularly as applied to linked objects.

 Part 4

Animation.  Introduction to the animation controls and how to create a simple animation by building key frames within timed intervals.

Track view.  Understanding the track view: its controls and method of adjusting key frame data (f-curves).  How this applies to advanced animation.

 Part 5

Final project.  Creating a robot arm, bouncing ball or other object of own choice.  An opportunity to combine the concepts and skills learned to construct a 3D object and animate it.

Xmas 2,000

Computer Camp

Two camp weeks available!

Tuesday through Saturday

December 26th to December 30th
or
January 2nd to Jan 6th

 Your choice of shift (3 hours a day)

11 am to 2 pm

3 pm to 6 pm

We are preparing youth for broadband communications!

(View the 12 minute Teledesic Movie - "Internet-in-the-Sky")

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