IM280 Advanced Rendering and Post Production

Course Description

Expanding on the lessons from previous 3D Animation certificate classes, students will begin to gain a greater understanding of Maya’s dynamics systems. They will work with rigid and soft bodies to get more interesting dynamic effects for when characters interact with objects. They will also begin breaking up their scene into Render Layers so that they could more effectively render out their animated shorts. Gaining an understanding of the best methods to extract parts of the scene so that it can be placed in After Effects for compositing.

Learning Outcomes/Topics

  • Explore Maya’s Particle and Dynamic Systems to Enhance their Character’s Performance
  • Create Realistic and Dynamic Lighting using Mental Ray
  • Create Render Passes
  • Composite Render Passes and Enhance Renders in After Effects