May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AN2D 3230 - Character Animation + Motion Studies

Credits: 3

This junior-level studio course further develops the student’s skills in the analysis and application of movement, focusing on human and animal locomotion. Students are encouraged to develop their own characters and investigate personality and emotion in their animation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of weight, motion, timing, and various aspects of drawing related to believable character animation.

Prerequisites: AN 1230 - Fundamentals of Animation  and FD 2300 - Foundations Sophomore Portfolio Review  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Animate characters with a strong emphasis on weight, physics, performance and acting.
  • Translate effects such as fire, smoke and rain into a 2D visual style.
  • Recognize proper motion study as it translates into quality animation.
  • Identify phoneme mouth shapes and apply them to dialogue and lip-sync exercises.

AN2D 3230 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

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