TECH 10 — 3D Science Animation: Telling STEM Stories with Data, Models, and Motion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to navigate a virtual 3D CAD (computer-aided design) interface; model and animate 3D geometry, lights, cameras, and surfaces; acquire and prepare real-world data to build 3D environments; discuss the conceptual and spatiotemporal limits of using 3D data; and develop an awareness of the cultural considerations and biases that underlie 3D tools and productions. Students will finish the course by designing and building a capstone project that uses 3D to explain a simple STEM concept.
A STEM background is not required. However, this fast-paced, hands-on course uses high-end tools. Experience with CAD, Unix, and computer code, or specialized film/video software (linear and node-based) is strongly encouraged. Students should expect to pay $35 to register for and download Maya LT software. Please refer to the syllabus for more details.