The 3D Animated Body - SOMA2410

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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The 3D Animated Body will expose you to the sculptural space of 3D CGI computer animation in order to explore virtual movement, constructed timing and animated object agency. You will analyse how 3D movement differs from 2D movement, explore the possibilities and challenges of working in 3D space and investigate relationships between the neurological processes involved in ‘visual motion perception’ and the animated gesture.

Assessment in this course includes research and analysis on how 3D movement is perceived, interpreted and applied to the animated body in order to perform virtual movement that can communicate complex human emotions. You will explore movement in the animated body through evaluation, presentation and exercises using provided character(s) and other prepared objects.

The 3D Animated Body relates to companion courses in the Animation & VFX ‘stream’ within the Bachelor of Media Arts by providing an understanding of animating gesture and agency in 3D space. This course will prepare students to undertake level 3000 courses that require grounding in 3D CGI research and practice in animation.


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