Animation Tutorial: Adv 3D

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This course focuses on techniques, both technical and aesthetic, used to polish and detail 3D animation. The course will lead students with a foundation understanding of Maya and animation towards creating visually dynamic 3D shots using Autodesk Maya. We will use camera polish, final model detailing, shading, and lighting to express the emotion of a scene. Exercises and projects develop the student's ability to dramatically alter the feeling of a set and or character by manipulating lighting, shading, and compositing techniques. Students will gather reference materials, create color scripts and learn to express their desired "look". A final project will utilize class skills and give each student the ability to express their own unique aesthetic style.