The new website for the Computer Animation course (INFOMCANIM) is now online. Note that on Monday, November 11, there will be NO lecture. The first lecture will be on Wednesday Nov 13.
The course Computer Animation is given as a part of the GMT Master programme at the Utrecht University. The course consists of a number of lectures, as well as presentations by the participants. Next to an introduction to basic animation techniques such as interpolation, blending, skeleton animation, facial animation, (inverse) kinematics, motion capture, example-based motion synthesis and physics-based motion, we will focus on a selection of relevant animation-oriented papers. As a part of the course, a visit to the motion capture lab at Utrecht University will be organized, and participants will make a short animation movie using motion capture data.
During the course, participants will give a paper presentation in teams of two. Also, each participant will write a number of paper summaries. Also, a visit to the motion capture lab will be organized. The participants will produce a short animation movie in teams, using motion captured data. Roughly halfway the course, a session will be used for the teams to show their previz movies. The final animation movies will be shown at the last session.
To conclude the course, the participants will write an essay on a topic within the animation research area. The participants will get a grade for the presentation (P), a grade for the movie (M), and the grade for the essay (E). The final grade is then calculated as 0.3*P + 0.3*M + 0.4*E. However, in order to complete the course, there is an additional restriction that E>=5.