Animation and Motion Design (DECO3006)


The aims of this unit of study are to introduce the fundamental principles of animation and its role in interaction design. Students will develop an understanding of: the process involved in developing character, text and motion graphics based animation, and the integration between 2D artwork and 3D composition. These unit focuses on the application of animation in user interface design as well as for the production of short animated films. Students will acquire basic animation skills, develop the skills to create an animated sequence, and learn the critical vocabulary to describe animation. Basic knowledge will be related to foundational technical skills in industry standard software for animation.

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Lecture 1hr/wk, tutorial 2 hr/wk


Animation Assignments (80%); Quizzes (10%; Participation (10%)

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