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Animation 3D

Last updated on Mar 07, 2022

3D Animation allows students to explore the 12 Principles of Animation with the benefit of using the computer as their creation palette.

3D Animation differs from 2D Animation in that it utilizes pre-made character rigs that can be animated with a realistic feel. Using the application Maya, student animations can then be lit and rendered out with a professional and industry-level quality.

Pre-College 3D

This studio takes the fundamentals of 2D animation and applies them in the 3D Computer Animation world. Using Maya software, students animate a bouncing ball, character walk cycles and lip-sync, in addition to learning how to incorporate good "acting." The importance of timing, weight and pose-to-pose animation is covered in detail.

By the end of this course, students complete a short 3D character animation that demonstrates abilities in not only animation, but modeling, lighting and camera work as well. No previous animation experience required.

View student films here.

The class includes a field-trip to the extraordinary Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

3D Animation is an all-day studio.

To apply for Pre-College 3D Animation click here.

Pre-College 3D Animation
Pre-College 3D Animation
Pre-College 3D Animation