You’ve seen them - “Toy Story 3”, “Up”, “Wall-E”. 3D is all the rage and here is your chance to learn all about how 3D design and animation works. While the projects you will be working on will be quite modest compared to what Pixar is doing, you will gain a much better appreciation for what goes into their creation. You will gain a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3D designers in a wide range of applications. You will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures and materials to 3D objects, lighting, animation and rendering. The course isn’t all work. We will also examine 3D gaming and create several 3D games. This course should provide a good basis for further independent study in architectural, engineering, and theatrical modeling and game design.
Intro. To Computers establishes a good foundation for all future computer courses. Students will learn the basics of operating a computer and will be introduced to a variety of programs that will help them complete projects in their other classes.
Explore the fascinating world of digital multimedia. Using image editing software such as Photoshop, Gimp, and iPhoto, students will learn how to take their photos up to the next level. Learn some hints on taking good pictures. Let your creative juices flow as you learn all about vector graphics using Illustrator. Conclude your exploration with a video camcorder. Learn how to edit those film clips into impressive movies and enhance them with the audio editing software of Audacity and GarageBand. This is also a great course to take before Photography which is offered by the Art Department.
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