May 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AN2D 4240 - Advanced Character Animation + Motion Studies

Credits: 3

This senior-level studio course is a continuation of Character Animation + Motion Studies. Students will refine their skills and knowledge through assignments that include character acting with lip-sync combined with specific activities or conflicts. Upon successful completion of this course students will have animated advanced, narrative-driven motion using character, performance and dialogue.

Prerequisites: AN2D 3230 - Character Animation + Motion Studies  

Notes: (Formerly AN 4410 Advanced Character Animation Motion Studies)

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Animate characters with a strong emphasis on weight, physics, performance and acting.
  • Translate and combine effects such as snow, fire, smoke and rain into a 2D visual style.
  • Recognize and apply proper character motion principles to create quality animation. 
  • Identify phoneme mouth shapes and apply them to dialogue and lip-sync for non-human characters.

AN2D4240 Course Learning Outcomes Rubric  


Required Textbooks:
Character Animation Crash Course! - ISBN: 978-1879505971

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