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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Computer Graphics Technology - CGT 252

3D Animation - Animating

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This class adds to the skill sets that students were exposed to in CGT 247 Introduction to 3D Animation and CGT 254 Advanced Models and Textures. In this class, students will improve their understanding of the aesthetics and software technology involved in creating effective and convincing animation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CGT 254 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply good project management skills.
  • Create realistic 3D models using a variety of modeling techniques, including dynamic objects and particle systems.
  • Modify models to conform to rendering and memory constraints.
  • Create animations using a variety of motion controllers, including motion constraints, dummy objects and the trackview editor.
  • Create animations with realistic motions using the settings within the trackview editor, such as looping and ease in/out.
  • Create animations with hierarchal motions using dummy objects, grouping and forward and inverse kinetics.
  • Create animated effects using animated materials, lights and environmental effects.
  • Create animations that display a good sense of timing and motion.
  • Create animations using animation software which tell a story and/or communicate ideas.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 2521471213D Animation AnimatingRMT3Vaughn R8/16/0Open$42.00F  03:00 PM-05:52 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 2521171653D Animation AnimatingMC3Vaughn R9/12/0Open$42.00F  07:00 PM-09:52 PM JC103

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday