At its tenth anniversary conference on November 9, 2012, the International Digital Media and Arts Association presented the Student Showcase Award to East Tennessee State University’s Digital Media Program. The Digital Media Program presented works from 20 students ranging from 3D visual effects and animation, motion graphics, video and print design.
This set of 3D renders is from the 3D Lighting and Rendering class (DIGM3120). Students are using Mental Ray while working with textures, materials, and lighting, in addition to putting their previous work in Color Theory, 2D Design, and Principles of Visualization into practice.
Digital Media students beat the heat this summer by working on high-resolution digital sculptures and 3D painting at ETSU. The students created the low-resolution models, UV’d the geometry in Maya and then imported the models to MudBox where they created the final high-resolution models using high-polygon scultping techniques and 3D painting.
The Digital Media Seniors will be presenting their portfolios to the public, and the Advanced Raster Based imaging students will be presenting their experimental digital art on May 4 at 5:00 in the Digital Media Center. This will include digital animation, digital video, technical direction, game level design, visual effects, and 2D design.
East Tennessee State University Digital Media students Joel Gerlach, Richard Johnson, Matt Tabor, and Harrison Hieb had their entry, “Fingerfight,” selected as one of three category finalists in the “Live Action” category of the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement contest.