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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2083

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154670

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To build upon the animation theory and practice presented in Introduction to CGI, and familiarise students with an intermediate level of 3D character animation production.

Course content

Character Performance builds on the concepts presented within Introduction to CGI, and introduces students to an intermediate level of 3D modelling, lighting, texturing, rigging, animating and rendering concepts, techniques and processes. During the lecture series, students will enhance their understanding of the fundamental principles of animation specific to character design and performance. During the practical series, students will develop their design and performance skills in Maya, including character modelling, pelting, rigging, walk and run cycles, pose-to-pose and straight-ahead animation, facial animation, and motion capture. The assessment tasks will provide students with the opportunity to combine these skills and techniques to develop a short story; and design, build and animate a character within a narrative.

Textbook(s)

Palamar, T 2013, Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014, 1st, Wiley, Indiana

Williams, R 2010, The animator's survival kit, 2nd edn, Faber & Faber, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1067 Introduction to CGI

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online 3 hrs x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Presentation 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project Production 1 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project Production 2 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Presentation 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project Production 1 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project Production 2 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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