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MDIA 2210 - CGI and Visual Effects II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: Adelaide College of ArtsandDes
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMedia, BCtveArts students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Quota: A quota of 20 applies
Pre-Requisite: MDIA 1009
Assumed Knowledge: Basic competence in computer graphic applications Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Autodesk Maya and Nuke
Incompatible: Not available to students who have entered BMedia program via TAFE articulation
Assessment: Weekly skills development exercises 25%, Summary skills project 25%, Final project 40%, Participation and attendance 10%

This subject provides intermediate level training in 3D modelling, texturing, compositing and an introduction to animation. Students will be taught the skills required of artists in game development and CGI and Visual Effects. In 3D modelling students will develop skills in polygonal, NURBS and sub-division modelling. Texturing will include techniques such as normal, specular and displacement mapping. Compositing will include lighting and rendering techniques in MAYA and further development of skills in Nuke. In the animation component students will be introduced to the tools and principles used within 3D.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10553 WR01 22 15 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 9am - 4pm External, TAFE, Adelaide City
1 May - 12 Jun Friday 9am - 4pm External, TAFE, Adelaide City