CHARACTER DESIGN WITH PHOTOSHOP
Character Design in Photoshop delivers magic that helps you bring your creative vision to life. Students will edit raw image files and other photos with state-of-the-art photo editing. Create compelling HDR images, black-and-whites, and panoramas. Retouch images with astonishing ease and control. Design anything you can imagine—at amazing speed. Students will paint and draw naturally and expressively. Even put your ideas in motion by creating stunning videos and broadcast your work in YouTube or Face Book.
We will transfer from paper and pencil to computer animation , this is an entry level digital animation course , those who want to learn 2D Animation in computers but do no know where to start ! 2D Animation / Animate (formerly Flash Professional) is the industry-leading software for designers and developers who want to create interactive animations. Animate includes cutting-edge drawing tools and the ability to publish animations to multiple platforms, such as Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, or even custom platforms, to reach viewers on virtually any desktop or mobile device. Learn the difference between frames and keyframes and motion tweens and shape tweens. Then, apply these concepts to apply looping animation to the different parts of the character to create the appearance of realistic movement.
2D GAMING ANIMATION – NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY !
In this course we wil build a Basic Platformer Game, using Stencyl, is a great tool for building a Platform Game. A Platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms and/or over obstacles to advance the game. We will use Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu The Best Drag & Drop Interface our drag-and-drop gameplay designer pays homage to the successful MIT Scratch project. We extend Scratch’s simple block-snapping interface with new functionality and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks. Write Code if you want to , power users can create and share their own blocks, extend the engine through code, import libraries and write their own custom classes that interact seamlessly with block-based Behaviors.
Digital painting is a technique for making digital art in the computer. We will use the computer as our canvas and the digital tablet as our paintbrush. In this camp students will learn basic digital painting skills like color, balance and proportion while using basic tools in Photoshop.
3D GAME DEVELOPMENT – NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY !
Students will use the Unity game engine to create 3D environments and objects and then learn how to create their very own games from scratch, then using their imagination they can combine and restructure what they’ve learned to create new and original games. Some advanced concepts will be glossed over so recommended students are computer savvy. Unity is a cross platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies which is primarily used to develop video games, simulations for computer consoles and mobile devices. Learn more at : https://unity3d.com
3D CHARACTER ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS (MAYA)
Students will learn the basics of 3-D computer graphics in the industry standard program MAYA. The course provides an overview of the entire pipeline for creating animated work including modeling, texturing, animating, and rendering their work. The course provides students with the animation tools required to create, manipulate, and refine any computer-animated sequence. Building on the traditional animation fundamentals of motion and timing, the course teaches students computer animation techniques and applies them to the process of animating modeled projects.
ILLUSTRATION IN PHOTOSHOP
Photoshop offers users the ability to create, enhance, or otherwise edit images, artwork, and illustrations. Changing backgrounds, simulating a real-life painting, or creating an alternative view of the universe are all possible with Adobe Photoshop. This class will start with an introduction to Illustration focusing on design elements and principles. The class will then build on the use of Photoshop by covering the basics of formatting and tools to create images.