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Business and Information Technology Education
3D Animation
Students will utilize advanced 3D animation tools and techniques to produce professional motion graphics.
Carrie DeMuth
Fundamentals of 3D Motion Graphics
-Convert real objects to animated objects through animation techniques.

-Design complex graphics and animation, using independent judgment, creativity, and computer equipment.

-Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency and/or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.

-Demonstrate proficiency in working with special effects plug-ins.

-Apply advanced techniques for textures, materials, and lighting with 3D animation software.

-Demonstrate proficiency in developing professional motion graphics.

-Select color and textures to enhance 3D graphics and/or special effects.

-Interpret how different light sources affect a scene or object and create effective lighting.

-Transform objects through translation, rotating, and scaling.

-Apply animation techniques to objects.

-Render images to create desired results.

-Apply 3D animation solutions for interactive media presentations.

-Export 3D animations for a variety of applications.
(Select from the following)

Autodesk Certified Associate (choose one):
- 3ds Max Design
- Maya

Brainbench: 3D Studio Max

ODCTE: Media Production: 3D Animator (OD40606)
Autodesk - or


Brainbench -
-MAYA Learning Community (Personal learning edition of MAYA is free to download) Online Learning Library

-3DS Max Revealed


-Internet Training Tutorials and Forums

-Numerous Technical Manuals

-Advanced Projects and Applications

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications 3D Animator
Architecture & Construction Design/Pre-Construction Animator Technician
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Motion Graphics Artist