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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 and 3D images 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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: MMDE13-340
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Communication, Film, and Creative Media

Learning objectives

1. Develop a solid comprehension of advanced 3D constructs, knowledge of 3D spaces, basic anatomy and kinematics. 2. Acquire advanced skills in rendering photorealistic 3D scenes with 3D software. 3. Acquire fundamental skills in designing and realising fantasy characters. 4. Develop skills to take a 3D character and rig it for animation. 5. Explain and pracitcally demonstrate character walk cycles. 6. Acquire 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



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):