University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

New Summer Animation Course Sequence

March 24, 2010  by: Dom

Session X May 17 – June 4
Chouinard :: MTWR 9:00am – 4:00pm :: CFA 235
Reg #467821

Functioning as part one of a three-part workshop, this course will explore the techniques of traditional stop motion animation which will include claymation and pixilation. An introductory, yet intensive, 3 week workshop in which the student will produce a series of short animations completed during class time. The third week will be devoted to creating a final, extended exercise to be completed by each student. No prior animation experience is necessary. Other topics covered will include: animated motion theory/practice, framing and picture composition, lighting for animated models, basic armature making, and Dragon Stopmotion and/or IStopMotion software.
$100 lab fee.

Session X June 7-June 25
Licata: MTWR 9:00am – 4:00pm
Reg# 439203

Adobe Flash is a popular multimedia platform for creating 2D animation and interactive design. This course will explore the Flash CS4 workflow from the basics to advanced processes, including drawing and animating objects, applying special effects, building complex animations, and using ActionScript to control movie behavior.
$100 lab fee.
Required Text: Flash CS4 Revealed,Jim Shuman, Delmar Cengage Learning, ISBN 10: 143544194X
Available from Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St. Buffalo

Session X June 28 – July 16
Baumgaertner :: MTWR 9:00am – 4:00pm :: CFA 235
Reg #173428
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to make 3D models for “real time” programs like games and simulations. Students will utilize Autodesk Maya 2010 as well as Adobe Photoshop to make models and other assets from scratch for their own unique creations. The topics taught in this class include low polygon modeling, photography, texture creation, and material creation. Additional material may be taught on Mental Ray texture baking. Enrolling students should come to the first class with a sketch pad (unlined) which can be purchased at the student bookstore.
$100 lab fee.

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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