3D Digital Animation: Intro to Autodesk Maya
DATES: Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, Wednesday, December 19; TIME: 7:00-9:00PM; FALL 2012
3D digital animation and computer graphics (CGI) are becoming a standard ingredient in filmmaking. This hands on workshop will demonstrate essential concepts and practices of 3D digital animation using Autodesk Maya, the leading software used by filmmakers, gamers and virtual reality modelers to create 3D characters, models and visual effects. Participants will learn basic modeling processes and techniques in this project - based course by developing work based on simulating aspects of the Philadelphian urban space. While this class will primarily focus on the use of 3D animation for film and video it will also cover the possibilities of this digital framework for other media, such as computer games and print media.
INSTRUCTOR: Tim Portlock is a visual artist who creates work in a variety of mediums from painting to computer technology. His digital work varies from virtual realty interactive narratives to 3D simulations of historic spaces such as “Virtual Harlem” and “Smoke City.” He has exhibited at Arts Electronica (Austria), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and ISEA (Japan). An assistant professor in the Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, Portlock’s animation were selected for Scribe’s eSights, eSounds new media initiative.