Computer Animation - EL617

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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DIGM5320 (EL532) Professional 3D & Compositing





This module introduces the stages of the workflow of a 3D animation to familiarise students with what is involved in animation production. Weekly module workshops introduce an array of industry-standard applications and the techniques necessary for production, resulting in a practical understanding of the entire process.


Contact hours

60 Contact hours
240 Private study hours
Total hours 300

Method of assessment

10-sec Animatic (30%) – 70 hours workload
10-sec Animation and 1000-word reflective report (70%) – 170 hours workload

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

1 Understand the tools and pipeline involved in 3D production and to use such a structure in their own individual and group work.
2 Appreciate the main constraining conditions that affect computer based 3D animation in an industrial pipeline situation
3 Communicate specific ideas and direct viewers' attention in the production of sequences involving 3D models and animation by successfully completing them in a structured manner
4 Understand the technical, aesthetic and commercial parameters guiding professional 3D animation.
5 Present work effectively in a show reel form.

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