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Courses: Computer Graphics

The SAAST Computer Graphics course combines theory with practical projects, enabling students to understand computer graphics at a high level. The course will introduce students to concepts of 3D modeling, programming, animation, and multimedia publishing, and students will utilize some of the most advanced software in the industry such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, and Mudbox.

Working independently and in groups, students will use Penn Engineering's latest technologies and facilities, and will visit various research laboratories in the Engineering School, including the newly installed LiveAction motion capture studio and the SIG Center for Computer Graphics. As they work to complete their final projects, they will be guided through the various sequential production pipeline steps necessary to produce high-caliber work. Students will create their own 3-D character from scratch and their work will culminate in a character-based animation short and several other smaller projects. 

Eligible students will find prior experience in Photoshop, Maya or other modeling tools useful, but it is not a pre-requisite.

* Course description, syllabus, and instructional staff subject to change without prior notice.