How do you create realistic animations? How do you predict the motion of materials? It’s key to the success of animated films to ensure (was insure) audiences believe in characters.
This course will show you how to create lifelike animations focusing on the technical aspects of CGI animation and also give you a glimpse into how studios approach the art of physically-based animation.
In this Animation and CGI Motion course, part of the Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters program from Columbia University - ColumbiaX you will learn the fundamental concepts of physical simulation, including:
These concepts will be put into practice in the programming assignments spanning:
The Animation and CGI Motion programme is part of the Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters Program.
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8-10 hours per week
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Schedule IELTS
Programming knowledge in C or C++, multivariable calculus (partial derivatives), linear algebra, enthusiasm.
Recommended background: introductory classical mechanics.
NOT-requisites: physics, computer graphics are not required. We will present introductions to these topics along the way, as needed.
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