This online course introduces students to the basics of visual effects & animation and gives students the first stage to begin animating in 3D using the Maya software. The word "Dynamics" refers to the mathematical solutions for physics-based animation such as the way objects collide or the way particles flow. Students in this course study many of the basic procedures used in building a dynamics system. Students begin exploring rigid body dynamics & constraints & optimization. Students gain an understanding of particles and their use in creating effects such as fire & smoke & sparkles and even flocks of models like insects.
- Teacher: Andre Wahl