2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Feb 08, 2023  
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DDSGN 140 Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Animation (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Introduction to the theories and techniques for production of high quality 3D images and animation. Covers the history of the 3D industry, design philosophy and other vital elements of creative 3D design and animation.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify various 3D modeling and animation software, hardware and terminology.
2. Examine the history and philosophy of 3D animation.
3. Explore basic composition and aesthetic elements of a 3D scene.
4. Create 3D models by using various tools and techniques.
5. Demonstrate scene composition including sense of scale, 3D depth, model surface texturing, lighting, and atmospheres.
6. Analyze the impact the 3D camera using a variety of perspectives.
7. Animate 3D graphics by using time-based and event-driven approaches.
8. Using a variety of principles and techniques, create various 3D products including photo-realistic renders and special effects.
9. Render 3D projects to various formats.
10. Explore the philosophy of stereoscopy and 3D depth.
11. Apply theories of design and principles of creative problem solving to classroom projects and activities.
12. Evaluate the quality, design and emotional impact of a variety of 3D renderings.
13. Comply with ethics related to the use of copyrighted material.
14. Research career options in 3D modeling and animation.



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