This Course Will Cover:
- Creation of a basic four legged, robot character from character concept creation to game software integration.
- Hard surface, low poly modeling principles.
- UV unwrapping procedures.
- Creation of texture maps for game development software.
- Fundamental character rig setup.
- Basic looped walk and idle animation.
- Integration of character into Unity 3D and game testing.
This course is aimed at the avid novice that wants to expand their knowledge in the process of 3D game development. This course will educate participants through the hands-on development of a simple 3D character that the participant will design, model, rig and animate and will then be integrated into Unity. A simple game will then be built where the participant can control this character. We will be using Autodesk Maya and Unity 3D.
Fundamental knowledge of any 3D software package and a basic understanding of the workflow of 3D production is essential for the participant. Participants are also required to have a gmail account, as course content will be shared via Google Drive, and a laptop/computer with a student or trial version of Maya and Unity 3D to work on tasks at home.
Darragh Duffy worked as a lead rigger in the twice Oscar nominated studio Brown Bag Films, on high profile TV shows such as Disney’s Doc McStuffins and CBeebie’s The Octonauts. At present he works as a freelance 3D consultant to numerous animation and game studios and has successfully completed a number of game and mobile app projects. You can follow Darragh on twitter @darduffy and see his portfolio on http://www.darraghduffy.com.
Date & Times:
Wednesdays 6.30pm-9.30pm, Dates: 24th September, 1st October, 8th October, 15th October, 22nd October, 5th November, 12th November, 19th November, 26th November and 3rd December.
Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (http://gec.ie/directions-and-map).
Non Members: 150 Euro, Members: 120 Euro.
Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet C/O Dublin Business Innovation Centre.
Please apply by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications:
Wednesday, 17th September.