About this unit
In this fully online Animation Design Introduction unit, offered by Curtin University, you will be introduced to the basics of animation design. You will examine how animation can be used to create the effect of space and time through the study of the fundamental principles of animation. Using up to date animation computer software, you will learn how to make a ball bounce and a ‘walk cycle’.
You will gain basic animation skills including how to work out what sort of resources you need for any animation project. As well as showing you current and past animation processes, this unit will teach you how to capture the power of narrative through animation.
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There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the follow-ing course:
- Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design), Curtin University/li>
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this animation unit, the topics you will study include:
- Introduction to animation
- Basic animation
- Improving animation
- Improving animation addendum
- Walk cycles
- Constructing characters
- Animating characters
- Animating characters Addendum
- Scenes and content
- Animated scene
- Camera movement
- Sound utilisation/li>
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