GAD 1231 - Computer Animation

This course focuses on the fundamentals of designing, authoring and producing many types of interactive user experiences including interface design, usability, navigation, flowcharting, interaction and animation. Students will use Flash as both a content creation and production tool. Further, the student will be introduced to the fundamentals of 3D modeling, lighting and texture using Maya/Foundation. Theory and production of animated 2D graphics for time-based media environments; concept, research, design and pre-production routines for motion graphics projects; focus on the animation typography, graphic objects and still images is heavily emphasized. Finally, the student will produce a time-based graphics and typography for end-use as film/video title and credit sequences, commercials, short-form video-based stories, web banners and experimental motion graphics. PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE: GAD 1211 Computer Graphic Applications.

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