Mr Derrick Martin
Phone: +61 3 990 47131
Mr Derrick Martin
Phone: +61 3 990 47131
Contact hours: Tuesday 1-3, Friday 1-3
Welcome to FIT3001 Animation and FX for semester 2, 2009. This 6 point unit is an elective unit in the Multimedia major of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems. The unit has been designed to provide you with an understanding of animation in 3D, the relationships between digital and traditional animation techniques, and methods of using digital FX to incorporate digital animated assets into a real-world environment. It explores different animation methodologies and advanced scripting useful in generating digital assets for animation.
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
FIT3001 is an elective unit in the Multimedia major of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems. Before attempting this unit you must have satisfactorily completed FIT2015, or equivalent.
This unit will be delivered via lectures and laboratory classes.
Lecture: During the lecture, your lecturer will introduce key theoretical concepts and demonstrate various methodologies related to animation and FX.
Laboratory: During the lab, the class will jointly work through exercises led by the tutor.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.cc.monash.edu.au/
|Week||Topic||Study guide||Key dates|
|1||Introduction and Creating a Narrative for an Animation|
|2||Animation 1: Animation Theory||Pg 35-65|
|3||Animation 2: Blocking the timing||Pg 397-415|
|4||Render management and composition||Pg 367-396|
|5||Recreating realistic lighting||Assignment 1 due|
|6||Animation 3: Adding Secondary Motion|
|7||Animation 4: Polishing the Animation||Pg 136-143|
|8||MEL Scripting for Animation|
|9||Rigging||Pg 125-135||Assignment 2 due|
|Mid semester break|
|11||Binding and Constraints||Pg136-143|
|12||Advanced Bindings||Pg 136-143||Rigging Test in Lab|
|13||Dynamic Effects||Pgs 397 - 415||Assignment 3 due|
Flaxman, Tereza, "Maya character modeling & animation: principles and practice", Charles River Media, 2006, ISBN 1-58450-440-4The textbook will be available in limited numbers at the on-campus bookshop and from the library to loan.
Maraffi, Chris, "Maya Character Creation", Pearson, 2004
Wilkins, Mark, "Mel Scripting for Maya Animators", Elsevier, 2005
Petitot, Luc, "Maya Ultimate Workshop", Editions Eyrolles, 2003
Ratner, Peter, "Mastering 3D animation", 2nd edn, Allworth Press, 2004
Ratner, Peter, "3D Human modeling and animation", Wiley, 2003
Park, J. E. "Understanding 3-D animation using Maya", Springer, 2005
Maya 2009, Autodesk, 2009
Software may be:
Study resources we will provide for your study are:lecture slides, weekly tutorials, assignment specifications, links and supplementary material posted on the FIT3001 web site on MUSO.
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 44% then a mark of no greater than 44-N will be recorded for the unit.
Assignments make up 100% of assessment in this subject.
You must obtain a minimum mark of 50% overall in the total mark from the assignments in order to pass this unit.
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: