3D Animation and Modeling

3D Animation jobs gained traction in game, movie, video, and advertisement industries. 3D Modeling has been changing industries from entertainment, construction to manufacturing. In this class, your child will master fundamentals of 3D modeling and 3D animation process with the industry standard open source3D software Blender. Your child will learn how to build 3D models, manipulate the characters and convert them into animations with lighting, camera work and other techniques.

  • How to use Blender for 3D modeling and 3D animation
  • Fundamentals of 3D modeling
  • Animation development with keyframes, parenting, and rigging
  • How to edit animation with the Dopesheet and the Graph editor
  • Workflow of 3D animation development

After this program

Your child will be able to develop basic 3D models with Blender. Your child will also be able to modify 3D models to animation ready with parenting, pivot point adjustment, and rigging known as an armature. Then your child will be able to generate 3D animations with lighting, cameras and inserting keyframes and edit them with the Dope sheet editor and Graph editor.

What students Create

  • Several objects such as a desk light, wall light, and robot to understand the basic transformation functions and parenting of Blender.
  • Several animations such as a bouncing ball and a humanoid to master keyframes, timing, and expression with Graph editor.
  • Animation with a humanoid with a professional level of techniques such as  armature and rigging.
  • Images of dramatic poses with the humanoid character
  • A few own objects from scratch
  • Special effects (Fire and water)

 (subject to change)

Prerequisite

No previous 3D animation or modeling experience required

Hardware requirements

  • PC or Mac (Less than 10 years old)
    • Minimum of 4GB of memory
    • Windows 10 or macOS 10.13+
    • Display with 1280 x 768 or higher resolution
    • Three bottom mouse
  • The Chromebooks and tablets are not supported.
  • Please check the PC/Mac hardware requirements at https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/
  • 2nd monitor or additional PC/Mac/Chromebook/Tablet is recommended to show the Zoom screen