3D Animation Course


This is a self-directed media course of studies for students in grades 11 and 12.

Maya® 3D animation software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Maya now has next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, and new tools for handling complex data.

Students will develop a plan to implement 3D animation techniques and motion capture to create a short animation video.  Students will need to develop the following three requirements of media production:  pre-production, product and post-production.  Students must develop a plan of action, including due dates, assessment, project, etc) and document the learning process,

Software options:

  • Maya
  • MotionBuilder
  • Motion Capture


Students are to meet with Mr. Leduc to come up with the criteria and assessment for the following three areas:

Pre-Production (could consist of the following):

  • research:
  • exemplars:
  • brainstorming:
  • documenting:
  • mind-mapping:
  • web portfolio:
  • pitch:
  • drawing/sketches:
  • maps:
  • storyboards
  • reflection videos
  • screen shots


  • reflection videos
  • screen shots
  • video documentary
  • implementation
  • developing new or using existing markers in the school


  • reflection videos
  • screen shots
  • self-assessment
  • peer feedback
  • teacher assessment


Maya: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=9502844&siteID=123112&linkID=9242256

MotionBuilder: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=13724517&linkID=9242336