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2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DAR 251 - Computer 3D Animation: Maya

4 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Beginning modeling, rendering, and animation on the computer using Maya, may include other current industry software. Includes menus, image creation, color, printing, precision model making, object creation and design, and compatibility.

Recommendation: Completion of DAR 221  or DAR 250  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets CTE - A&H.



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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Create models, shapes, surfaces, 3-D rotation, isometric, and perspective views.
  2. Output designs to laser printers, 3D printers, video, and film recorders.
  3. Create simple animations.  
  4. Work within a professional environment meeting specifications and deadlines.  

Outline:
  1. Menus Using Maya or Other Current Industry Software
    1. File
    2. Edit
    3. World
    4. Object
    5. Render
    6. Efforts
    7. View tools
  2. Image Creation
    1. Models
    2. Surfaces
    3. 3-D rotation
    4. Isometric views
    5. Perspective
    6. Image mapping
  3. Color
    1. Palette
    2. Shade effects
  4. Printing
    1. Black and white
    2. Animation
    3. Color
  5. Precision Model Making
    1. Rulers
    2. Units
    3. Scale
    4. Divisions
    5. Angular resolution
  6. Object Creation and Design
    1. Changes
    2. Skin tree objects
    3. Extruded object creations
    4. Animation
  7. Compatibility
    1. Multifinder
    2. Scrapbook


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020