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ATEC 4370 ANIMATION

Course Hours: 3 Time: Wednesday 12:30 –3:15 Instructor: Bruce Barnes Phone: (972) 883-2860 Office: ARTS 1.114 E-Mail: bruce.barnes@utdallas.edu Office hours : by appointment Course Description: Students will be introduced to fundamental animation principles that are universally used in 3-D, 2-D and Web animation. We will work through a series of exercises and have weekly crits on the projects. Course Objectives Understanding and effectively demonstrating classic animation principles in your work. Assignments : The dates and requirements may change or be adjusted. I’ll base any changes on the appropriate ordering of projects and on class progress.

Week One: Introductions, opening lecture, research Week Two: squash and stretch projects Week Three: morphing Week Four: anticipation Week Five: weight and balance Week Six: cycles/walk or rain Week Seven: partner project Week Eight: lip sync Week Nine: three emotions project Week Ten: clothesline Week Eleven: clothing Week Twelve: Final: an animation, no less than 5 seconds, incorporating as many principles as is appropriate for your project Week Thirteen: work time/feedback Final Projects : Your final project must be turned in within a folder with a CD of your work and tests, the paper drawings, your X-sheets, mechanicals and any related sketches or concept work that relates to the evolution of your final project.

Grading : You will be evaluated based on: Your growth and effective application of animation principles and techniques Successful completion of the assignments Attendance Class and Critique participation Materials: One 12” x 9” spiral bound sketchbook A collection of b-pencils as well as “blues” and “reds”

Accommodation Process It is the policy of UTD to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. This University will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate office in a timely manner if s/he desires to arrange for accommodations. Scholastic Dishonesty UTD may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to statements, acts, or omissions related to application for enrollment, the ward of a degree, and/or the submission of one’s work of material that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and falsifying academic records. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, copying computer files, copying internet material, using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own, or any other disho nest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Plagiarism is the use of an author’s works or ideas as if they were one’s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation. 10 % of your final grade will be based upon your attendance, being in your seat and ready to begin at the start of class time and your participation. Any skipping out before the class is dismissed will be re-recorded as an absence. Everyone will be permitted one unexcused absence. Each absence after that will result in a one-grade drop per absence in your final grade. Example: the final class work grade results in a B effort. If that student has 2 unexcused absences I will drop their grade two letter grades to a D. Their final grade for the course will be a D.