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  • Introduction to 3D Animation

    Learn the basic workings of Autodesk Maya and use it to create your own 3D models and environments as well as learn to apply basic animation skills.

    About the course

Programme Details

Campus: Cape Town and Johannesburg
Start date: Saturday, 5 October 2019 at 09:30
Duration: 6 weeks
Class times: Saturdays, 09:30 – 15:30
Certification: Certificate of completion
Total credits: Non-credit bearing

Course Description

The Animation Schools’ experienced lecturers will guide students through the basic workings of Autodesk Maya and use it to create their own 3D models and environments as well as apply basic animation skills. This software is now the most popular 3D program globally and is used by all major studios to produce anything from television commercials and games, to box office feature films.

The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Introduction to the Maya Interface
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Introduction to Unwrapping and texture mapping
  • Introduction to rigging
  • Introduction to 3D animation
  • Introduction to lighting and rendering techniques

Who Should Apply?

Professionals as well as students in grades 8 to 12 with basic computer skills are invited to apply.

Whether you are in the corporate world wishing to branch out into a more creative field or a traditional artist wishing to digitise your creativity, or you just intrigued by the process of digital animation, then this is the course for you!

Course Outcomes?

Students who successfully complete the introduction to Maya short course will be able to:

  • Navigate the Autodesk Maya interface
  • Create and manage projects
  • Model and texture basic shapes
  • Animate basic shapes
  • Light and render basic shapes

What are the Fees?

The Scripting for Artists fees are: R 5,000

Option 1: (1 payment) Payable in full on registration R 5,000-00

Option 2: (2 payments)
Payment 1 – of R2,500-00 on registration
Payment 2 – of R2,500-00 due on on before: 30 October 2019

How Do I Apply?

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Click the “Download registration forms
  2. Select Cape Town or Johannesburg
  3. Complete the registration form, sign it and make the necessary payment.
  4. Cape Town Campus – Email the completed registration together with proof of payment to sam@uca.co.za
  5. Johannesburg Campus – Email the completed registration together with proof of payment to lorraine@uca.co.za.
  6. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email.

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