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School of Art and Design Programs
Animation / Interactive Design




 
Instructor
Wayne Godwin
Old Cafeteria 2207
252-328-2358
GodwinW@ecu.edu


Office Hours
Monday
7:45-8:00 AM
2:00-3:30 PM

Tuesday
10:30-12:00 Noon

Wednesday
7:45-8:00 AM
2:00-3:30 PM


Art 2470 - Introduction to Digital 3D Modeling and Animation
Syllabus



Textbook
Introducing Maya 8 – 3D for Beginners, Dariush Derakhshani, 2006, AutoDesk Maya Press
ISBN – 0-470-05135-3

Semester: 14 Weeks
Week 1 – Introduction, Chapter 1
Week 2 – Interface, Chapter 2
Week 2 – First animation, Chapter 3
Week 3 & 4 – Polygons, Chapter 4
Week 5 – Quiz and practical (Quiz on Chapters 1-4  & Polygon modeling practical problem)
Week 6 & 7 – Modeling with NURBS, Chapter 5
Week 8 – Further modeling – Deformers and Subsurface, Chapter 6
Week 9 – Shading and texturing, Chapter 7
Week 10 – Quiz and practical (Quiz on Chapters 5--7 & NURBS modeling practical problem)
Week 11 – Introduction to Animation, Chapter 8
Week 12 – Lighting, Chapter 10
Week 13 – Rendering, Chapter 11
Week 14 – Quiz and practical (Quiz on Chapters 8,10, 11 and practical animation) 
Week 15 - Wrap up
Final Exam- Compilation CD


Materials Required
Sketchbook
0.5 Black pens
Writable CD’s

Scoring
I. Quizzes = 15%
  1. Quiz – Ch 1-4
  2. Quiz – Ch 5-7
  3. Quiz – Ch 8,10,11
II. Tutorial Projects = 30 %
  1. Solar System
  2. Hand (Polygons)
  3. Locomotive (Polygon – Complex
  4. Axe Model & Pump (NURBS and Patch)
  5. Star / Teakettle (Subdivision Surface)
  6. Axe (Texturing)
  7. Ball (Animation)   
  8. Axe (Animation)  
  9. Light (Still life)
  10. Render (bottle & Final gather)
III. Practical Projects  = 45 %
  1. Polygon modeling
  2. NURBS
  3. Animation, shading, and texturing
a.    4 - 640X480 tiff - Still frames
b.    1 - 15 to 30 Sec. rendered final animation–320X240

IIII. Final Exam- Compilation CD = 10 %
  1. Ten – Tutorials – scenes from each project
  2. Three – Practical project folders
  3. Four – Still frames from rendering project - 640X470 tiff
  4. One – 15 to 30 Sec. Rendered Final Animation - 320X240
Attendance
The university policy on attendance will be followed for this course.It can be found at: http://www.ecu.edu/data-fsonline/facultymanual/part5/51.htm section W

The class will allow 3 unexcused absences per semester with a 5-point deduction in the final grade for each unexcused absence after 3 are used. No cuts are allowed crit days.

Grading and Evaluations
You are responsible for having all projects and assignments completed at the start of class on due dates. Failure to be in class with project and assignments on the due date will result in a letter grade deduction for each class meeting after the due date.

Grade Scale        
A    93-100
B    85-92
   77-84
D    70-76
F     69 and below

        

East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americanswith Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations basedon a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138 (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).