Teens: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game Design
Maya® 3D Modeling and Animation Basics Taught by Professionals
Start your career in game design by learning the basics of 3D modeling, textures, lighting and rendering. Use the same tools and techniques as the industry’s top game makers (like Electronic Arts, Blizzard, id Software and Epic Games) use to make blockbuster hits like Bioshock™ and World of Warcraft®.
With Maya®, you’ll build your own virtual environment ready to be used in a game engine. Then create unique textures in Photoshop® to make your environment come alive. Industry techniques for pacing and visual impact as well as other professional tips optimize your game levels. On the final day, you’ll render dynamic screenshots of your work and output them to share with your family and friends.
What You’ll Learn: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game Design
|Course Content||Software Used|
• How to create visually interesting 3D game environments
• Maya® 2013 basics for environmental models
• Modeling and mapping techniques for organic models
• The basics of creating detailed textures using Adobe® Photoshop®
• Techniques for low-polygon modeling and optimizing polygon count for games
• Camera and lighting techniques for Maya®
• How to render screenshots of your environment in Maya®
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game DesignAges 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Game-Design or Programming Experience Required
Considering a career as a video-game artist? This course will take you through the basics of video-game art and asset creation while you discover how to use industry-standard tools like Autodesk® Maya®, Adobe Photoshop® and the Unreal™ Development Kit to create your masterpieces. A career as a 3D game artist starts here.
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Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information and to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options:
|Tuition||$1,065||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $510||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program (Harvard/UCLA)||add $810||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $90||4 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 13–17 | Beg – Adv
|“A fantastic experience in which you can learn more than you could possibly imagine. Five stars.”
— Jarrett, DMA Game Design Student