We are excited for our students to put their ideas in motion by learning 3D animation! In our creative and supportive environment, they will use industry-specific software to learn to animate and control objects, starting with the notorious bouncing ball. This is the perfect jumping point to begin an animation hobby or career!
This course will be taught by professional animator, Brian Clayton. Brian Clayton is an animator who has been working in the industry for over two and a half years. He has worked on TV shows such as Yellowstone and Jane the Virgin, virtual reality games for 2K and Ninjabee, and most recently on a Big Hero 6 short for Disney Television Animation. Check out his amazing work at www.brianjclayton.com. This is such an amazing opportunity for youth in the Treasure Valley!
What Students Learn
• 12 Principles of Animation
• Animation and control of rigs, moving from a simple rig to a complex rig
• Real world physics, including projectile motion, forces, and energy
• Complete workflow of simulating physics of the real world while establishing and maintaining character of a ball
What Students Create
A fully animated ball, and more!
What Students Take Home
At the end of the camp, students take home their completed and partially completed animation files, as well as a fundamental working knowledge of Maya.
Real World Application
The field of animation merges the arts of acting, design, illustration, sculpture, and filmmaking with today’s technology. Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. Learning Autodesk Maya will set any student ahead in this field. Autodesk Maya it is an industry leading 3D animation software application developed by Autodesk that enables video professionals who work with animated film, television programs, visual effects, and video games to create highly professional three-dimensional (3D) cinematic animations.