DGTL12011 - Advanced 3D Animation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on the foundation provided by the prerequisite unit to further develop your skills and knowledge in three-dimensional (3D) animation, particularly character animation. Using industry-standard software tools such as Autodesk Maya, you will gain an understanding of anatomy, motion, weight and timing in animation sequences. You will learn how to model and rig a 3D character with associated controls, and how to create believable character movements with walk cycles and facial animation.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MMST12019 3D Animation

Students who have completed DGTL13004 Advanced 3D Animation and Character Development may not enrol in this unit.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.15% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle
Feedback
Animating the character was very difficult as the joints and movements weren't working properly.
Recommendation
Will look into add options of existing character rigs to enable the students to compare and to play with.
Action Taken
A character rig was provided for students to experiment with and use in their final assignment.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Assignment specifications are still minimal, sometimes requirements are a bit unclear.
Recommendation
Will look into updating the assignment specification to be more detailed.
Action Taken
Assignment requirements were updated and clarified.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
the best aspects of the course are the content and the creative freedom in the assignments. Video tutorials help the best
Recommendation
Will keep up the good work.
Action Taken
The assessment tasks continue to offer students a significant amount of creative freedom.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Video tutorials can currently be downloaded from the unit website. Some students have asked for video tutorials to be distributed in a streaming format through YouTube or Vimeo.
Recommendation
The possibility of streaming the video tutorials will be investigated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some students have requested refresher video tutorials about render settings and the use of virtual cameras, even though these topics are covered in the prerequisite course.
Recommendation
The possibility of providing some refresher video tutorials will be investigated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some students felt that the assignment brief did not make it clear that they could use third-party music in their videos.
Recommendation
The issue of using third-party music will be clarified in the assignment brief.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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