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MMDE13-340: Animation


The purpose of the subject is to introduce students to the concepts used in combining multimedia components: 2D images, 3D modelling and animation, video, audio and interface design. It is expected that the principles learned in MMDE11-140 will be applied to the students' work and expanded upon to create rich multimedia productions.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Develop a solid comprehension of advanced 3D modelling constructs, knowledge of 3D spaces, basic anatomy and kinematics.
2. Acquire advanced skills in rendering photorealistic 3D scenes with 3D modelling software.
3. Acquire fundamental skills in designing and realising 3D models of fantasy characters.
4. Develop skills to take a 3D character and rig it for animation.
5. Explain and pracitcally demonstrate character walk cycles.
6. Acquired knowledge of the graphics pipeline from character/object conceptualisation to use in an animated film or game.
7. Posess knowledge of the technical issues and restrictions involved in creating film and game compatible 3D models.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018