An Introduction to 3D Animation
This two-week course will introduce you to the basics of computer animation and 3D modeling using Autodesk Maya, the leading generator of 3D animation assets. Maya has been used to create graphics and visual effects for movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Avatar and Gravity, TV programs including Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and creating video games including Halo 4 and Tomb Raider.
For anyone interested in developing a career as a 3D animator, this course provides the necessary foundation from which all specialties are launched.
In this course, you will learn learn to work with lighting, shading, and polygon and NURBS modeling, receive an introduction to Mental Ray in Maya, and work with the UV Texture Editor. In addition, you will learn how to apply the tools of other programs like Photoshop CS6 and Adobe After Effects to the Autodesk Maya software.
Instructors: Mikael Petraccia & Ryan McDonald