Animation Design Introduction - 2016

Unit summary

DIG100

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit introduces students to the principles of spatial and temporal design by focusing on animation fundamentals. Students develop conceptual understanding through the completion of two of the most fundamental and classic animation exercsies – making a ball bounce and creating a wallk cycle, using sophisticated animation software tools  such as Adobe Flash. A third project introduces students to the narrative potential of animation.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. create a series of time based graphics.
  2. develop the skills to create a coherent animation sequence.
  3. build animations that demonstrate understanding of frame by frame techniques for character animation.
  4. acquire knowledge of how animation can communicate narrative.
  5. develop techniques to evaluate the resource needs for an animation project.     
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Provide email address
  • Other special requirement — Adobe Flash (Available as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription)

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to Animation
2Basic Animation
3Improving Animation
4Improving Animation Addendum
5Walk Cycles
6Constructing Characters
7Animating Characters
8Animating Characters Addendum
9Scenes and Content
10Animated Scene
11Camera Movement
12Sound Utilisation
13Effects

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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