ClassInfo

ANI 432 3D Rigging

Office: CDM 522
Winter 2017-2018
Class number: 20891
Section number: 501
MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
CDM 00532 Loop Campus

Summary

Students will study the processes and techniques for bi-ped character rigging for film and games: skeleton creation, skinning and animation controls rigging. Techniques in skeleton creation and skinning will be explored for hand-key and motion capture driven applications. Rigging will include exploration of body and facial rigging techniques. Additional topics will include presentation techniques and .mel scripting for animation rig manipulation.


Texts

Textbooks and Printed Resources Readings: Inspired 3D Advanced Rigging and Deformations : by Brad Clark Class Notes will be provided as well.


Grading

Grading Policy Attendance Student absences are not expected to exceed more than 2 absences. A third absence will result in the lowering of your final grade one full letter. Any student missing 4 classes will be given a grade of "F" for the semester. Tardiness is defined as not in the classroom when attendance is called or departing before the class has been formally dismissed by the instructor. Tardiness that exceeds thirty minutes will be counted as an absence. TWO late arrivals or early departures, or a combination of both, are counted as one absence. If you arrive late for class, it is your responsibility to make sure that you have been marked tardy rather than absent. The allotted absences are to accommodate routine illness, weddings, car trouble, etc. Doctor appointments, advisor conferences, trips to supply stores and employment, etc. should not be scheduled to conflict with class. Faculty cannot be placed in the position of determining which absences are excusable and which are not. All students are expected to attend class on a regular basis. Prolonged illness should be verified by a physician and may require the student to withdraw from class if he/she cannot complete work in a comprehensive and timely manner.


Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE(S): ANI 230 or GPH 250


Introduction to the course. Syllabus overview.
Discussion on human skeleton.

Continue Working on Full Skeleton Creation Assignment: Start creating a Skeleton on a Mesh given in class or a model that you have created. Finish working on the Full Body Skeleton Assignment: Skeleton Due Week 4. Discuss lower Body Controls Assignment: Work on Lower Body controls for the character whose skeleton was made. DUE: FULL BODY SKELETON Discuss Upper Body Controls Assignment: Work on Upper Body Controls for your own Character. DUE:LOWER BODY CONTROLS Discussion on Walk Animation Discussion on Blinks with examples Discussion: Skinning the character. Assignment: Work on your Characters Skinning. Skinned Walk and Blinks. Work on Final. Final Submission: Class presentation on showing your rig for your character model.Students will submit a QuickTime Video displaying the characters deformation. Failure to submit will result in Failing the class. Changes to Syllabus This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L or COLWeb and sent via email. Online Teaching Evaluation Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student?s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in External Linkhttp://campusconnect.depaul.edu Academic Integrity and Plagiarism This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at External Linkhttp://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/. If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor. Academic Policies All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at: External Linkcdm.depaul.edu/enrollment Students with Disabilities Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at: csd@depaul.edu. Lewis Center 1420, 25 E. Jackson Blvd. Phone number: (312)362-8002 Fax: (312)362-6544 TTY: (773)325.7296

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296