GDES 043A - Digital Character Animation at Mission College


Digital Character Animation

Learn to animate characters in 3D using Autodesk Maya

This is an introductory course in character animation using character animation software. Students learn to create animated characters and learn basic animation principles. Students also learn to model 3D characters, walk cycles, character rigging, UV texture mapping and 3D lighting. Students develop an understanding of historical and contemporary trends in computer generated character animation. Pass/No Pass Option.

Class Information

  • This class consists of 3 units including both lecture and lab
  • Advisories/Prerequisites: Consult current catalog
  • Acceptable for credit: California State University


"I learned so many new skills, and really got better at using the ones I already knew. It amazes me how much you can learn in just one semester."