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3D Animation, Virtual Environments

  • Ox-Bow 3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI, 49453 (map)

VIDEO 321 001, 2 weeks, 3 credit hours

3D animation is a versatile and fast growing industry used in applications from movies, video games, to virtual immersive environments. Students in this course learn how to create their own worlds by building three dimensional spaces, audio, interactivity, life forms, and/or objects using Maya software. Looking to artists who are utilizing 3D in contemporary and experimental ways such as Zeitguised, Eddo Stern, and Jennifer Steinkamp, students will research how this medium can be used in traditional and non-traditional ways. The course begins with introductory exercises to explore the possibilities in 3D animation, ultimately focusing on the skills necessary to complete individually-driven final projects. The course will emphasize 3D modeling, environment creating and their potential relationships to nature.

Solid  ,  still image from 3D Animation, 4 mins, 2015

Solid, still image from 3D Animation, 4 mins, 2015


Snow Yunxue Fu is an artist who lives and works in Chicago. Her artwork approaches the subject of the Sublime using topographical computer rendered animation installation. Fu teaches at SAIC in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and Continuing Studies Departments and in the Art Department at North Central College. She obtained her MFA from SAIC. Fu has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including the Hong Kong Arts Center, ISEA2016 in Hong Kong, EXPO Chicago, Hongli Chen Art Museum, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology in Connecticut, Digital Culture Center in Mexico City, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago Artist Coalition, Kunsthalle Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Filmmakers, MoMA PopRally Screening, Gene Siskel Film Center, NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn, TEMP Art Space in New York, Gallery C Space in Beijing China, West Village Art Gallery in Chengdu China, SIMULTAN Festival in Romania, and 9:16 Film Festival in Australia.


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