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Animation And Visual Effects Using Maya Short Course

Course description

This beginners course introduces anyone interested in learning 3D visual effects and animation to Maya, the industry standard software used in the Film, TV and Games Industries. It will give you a solid foundation in the core software tools to produce a short animated sequence.

There are a maximum of nine students enrolled on each session. This is to ensure that you get plenty of one-to-one tuition from your tutor and the class can work at a speed to suit the whole group.

Entry requirements: None. However, ideally students should have access to Maya software to practice outside class time. They may use the computers in the College's library and the Learning Zone (1st floor) for the duration of the course.

Level: Beginners

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Modelling
  • Animation
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:    

  • A notebook and pen
  • USB stick minimum 4GB.

IMPORTANT - Adobe ID Login for Short Course Students

Students will need to create an account with Adobe (unless you already have one) in order to access the Adobe suite at the college – instructions are included below. You will need to use a personal email address to create this. If you already have an account with Adobe, please make sure you bring your login details with you on the first day of the course.

Please note:

  • Creating an Adobe account is free.
  • The software will only be accessible when logged into a UAL networked computer
  • The same account can be used outside of the University, but software will only be accessible through a personal paid subscription that students will need to set up independently
  • You can still create an account on the day but doing this beforehand will save time and avoid delays to the start of the class.
  • If you already have an Adobe ID/ subscription you can use this on your short course rather than setting up a new account.

To create an account students will need to:

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