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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 3470 – Digital 3D Animation Syllabus


Textbook
Learning Autodesk Maya 8 | Foundation, Autodesk Inc
ISBN 1-897177-33-X

Semester: 14 Weeks
Project 2 Polygon
Lesson 07 Polygon modeling Jan 17
Lesson 08 Polygon Texturing Jan 22
Lesson 09 Skeleton Jan 24
Lesson 10 Skinning Jan 29
Lesson 11 Blend Shapes Jan 31
Lesson 12 Inverse kinematics Feb 5
Lesson 13 Rigging Feb 7
Lesson 14 Animation Feb 12
Polygon Practical One & Quiz Project 2 Feb 14&19
Project 3 NURBS
Lesson 15 NURBS Modeling Feb 21
Lesson 16 NURBS Texturing Feb 26
Lesson 17 Rigging Feb 28
Lesson 18 More Animation March 5
Lesson 19 Trax March 7
Lesson 20 Lighting and Effect March 19
Lesson 21 Rendering March 21
NURBS Practical One & Quiz Project 3 Mar 26&28
Project 4 SubD
Lesson 22 SubD Modeling April 2
Lesson 23 Paint Effects April 4
Lesson 24 Deformers April 9
Lesson 25 Motion Paths April 11
SubD Practical One & Quiz Project 4 April 16&18
Final Exam – Compilation CD

Materials Required
Sketchbook
0.5 Black pens
Writable DVDs

Scoring
Lessons = 25% (1 point for each lesson)
Practical Projects = 45% (15% each)
Quizzes = 24% (8% each)
Compilation CD = 6%

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.

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

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