Animation Design Introduction
Get moving into your animation design studies and explore the form’s narrative potential. Get hands on with tools like Adobe Flash. Think about camera placement and sound. Uncover your ability to create moving images, including character walk cycles.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- create a series of time based graphics
- develop the skills to create a coherent animation sequence
- build animations that demonstrate understanding of frame by frame techniques for character animation
- acquire knowledge of how animation can communicate narrative
- develop techniques to evaluate the resource needs for an animation project.
- Introduction to Animation
- Basic Animation
- Improving Animation
- Improving Animation Addendum
- Walk Cycles
- Constructing Characters
- Animating Characters
- Animating Characters Addendum
- Scenes and Content
- Animated Scene
- Camera Movement
- Sound Utilisation
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
No eligibility requirements
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Adobe Flash (Available as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription)
This subject 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 exercises – making a ball bounce and creating a walk 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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- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Assignment 3 (40%)