CG 635

Maya Visual Efects for Film & Video

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2018-2019 As needed Main campus No

Level: Graduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: CG 655

The class combines lectures with tutorials to demonstrate the mechanism of Maya Dynamics Particle System, Paint Effects, Maya Cloth and Maya Fur. Students explore beyond 3D paint effects into advanced dynamic particle effects to produce complex images. The class experiments also include dynamic animation using the particle system to create realistic motion. The class directs students to employ Maya Cloth and Maya Fur to create realistic animated cloth and fur within the Maya environment. Through participating in class activities, students gain the ability to model garments for any animated 3D figures and to create self-shadowing fur and short hair on multi-surface NURBS models. Students also learn to create many other types of cloth animation, including sheets, bedding, drapery, flags, and fabrics of all kinds. Students complete the course with film, video and commercial projects that apply major animation techniques learned during the course.