Friends and family celebrated our graduates in the Senior Showcase with some reminiscing words from senior Britannie Cox. As always, the student work is on display. This season, our new 82″ displays show off all those glorious pixels and hard-fought renders.
Dobbyns-Bennett Band is on it’s way to the Rose Bowl Parade with a extra bit of support from the talents of one of our DIGM freshmen, Sullivan Perrry. Sullivan’s video is currently in the Power of Hope Contest, that challenges 2020 marching bands to create a short video sharing how hope powers their communities. The contest is only open to those marching bands accepted for participation in the 2020 Rose Parade presented by Honda. SULLIVAN’S VIDEO
These 3D renders are from the 3D Lighting and Rendering class (DIGM3120). Students are working with textures, materials, and lighting, in addition to putting their previous work in Color Theory, 2D Design, and Principles of Visualization into practice. The emphasis in this project was on materials and lighting rather than modeling. These images are rendered in Maya, Mental Ray and the Arnold renderer. Texturing is done in Photoshop, Mudbox, and Substance Painter.
Students from the departments of Digital Media and Art & Design enjoy an evening at the Cosplay Life Drawing event in the Digital Media Center. Thanks to Marty Henley for organizing this!
Alumni Charlie Colombo recently spoke at CBAT@Work. He’s a Producer|Aerial DP for Loch & Key Productions in Knoxville. He began his talk to students and other professional guests by saying, “My (newer) title is Producer | Aerial DP. That scratches the surface of what I’m doing in my current role. Having to wear a lot of different hats in the production world is actually part of what I’ll touch on. In our market especially, being well rounded in multiple aspects of production provides great job opportunities.” Different from a traditional career fair, CBAT@Work facilitates student and employer networking through a conference social environment. Continue Reading
The goal of this project was to show a character going through a change in emotion because of something they observe without the use of dialog. Acting is reacting!
Jessica Galloway’s Digital Matte Painting was created in Photoshop. The layered image was projected onto geometry using Cinema 4D. Greenscreen footage was added and additional details were created in After Effects.
After several years doing digital art, Piney Flats’ Chelsea Lowe hit it big when she was commissioned to do posters for 21st Century Fox’s “Dark Phoenix” and Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.” READ the Complete Article by Jonathan Roberts
Since there are many job opportunities for animators in game production, this assignment challenged the students to create a simple game animation set (Idle, Run, Attack, and Jump) and implement it into a game engine.
This project challenges the students to work in the “pose to pose” workflow to show how the various parts of the body move together and react to physics as a system.
Verbal communication is far more complex than simply the words coming out a character’s mouth. The body acting carries the majority of the message, but the audio requires animators to adhere to a pre-set timing and intensity. The addition of well-executed face animation accentuates the performance.