FILM4076 Character Animation (3 units)
This course builds on the knowledge foundation from the courses “Computer Graphics” and “3D Modelling, Texture and Rendering” and focuses on the principles and techniques in developing character animations for narrative purposes. Unlike motion graphics and effects animations, character animation demands the capability of relating the characters with the audience for effective communication of messages. This can only be achieved with fluid animations and vivid characters’ personalities. This course will start with the classical Disney animation principles and demonstrate how to apply these in various scenarios to deliver the sense of weight and convincing physical movements. Students will then learn and master the art of timing and spacing in order to express emotions in the form of animation. This course will also cover some basic principles in acting, posing and body languages so that students can develop characters for performance and storytelling applications in film, TV and games.
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