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Digital Character Creation

Sep 29 - Dec 1
Tuesday 6:30-9:30 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Tuesday 6:30-9:30 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Danny Williams, Art specialist, Activision Blizzard

Creating compelling characters for entertainment requires a specific skill set and the ability to communicate visually. This course will explore the essential skills required for creating characters in three dimensions for high-end film or video games. Topics include design, modeling, UV layout, texture and presentation of characters. We will explore how to make fully realized digital characters suitable for a professional production environment, which students can create on their own.
NOTE: This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours. In addition to the general technical requirements for online courses, students must have the following software installed on their computer: Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Arnold and XGen
Course Number
3 CEUs
The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.