All students will receive a one-year license to use the Maya software at home as part of their registration.


Class Descriptions:

Beginning 3D Modeling and Animation:

We live in a world where 3D design is becoming a common-place part of many fields. In this course, students will use Maya 3D (Arguably the best software package in the world) to create models, scenes, special effects, and characters. They will study different texturing techniques and lighting fundamentals for creating detail and realism.


Going far beyond art, students will use math, geometry, and even simple coding to build and animate their creations. They'll also be instructed in the basics of making models which are structurally engineered for 3D printing, and they'll have the chance to print out their own model during the year.



Intermediate/Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation:

In intermediate 3D, students will continue building their modeling skills, but the focus will shift to all forms of animation, for characters, cameras, and special effects like fire and water.


As a student's skills in modeling increase, we will also be delving further into 3D printing. We will discuss how to create a well-engineered model fit for 3D printing, prototype creation, and working mechanical devices.


Students will also create their own movie and lean the basics of video editing. It's going to be a blast!