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DDA-614 3D Modeling I

3 Credits

An intensive introductory course for graduate students in 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing, and virtual environment design. Students will learn how to design and execute complex, photorealistic and stylized 3D worlds for use in narrative and experimental animation. A central question of the course will be how can I use an environment to tell a story? Students will also develop visual research techniques through presentations and critiques aimed at the creation of more authentic and effective virtual film worlds. The ultimate goal of the course is to put students in a position to build beautiful and narratively effective environments for their future films.