The Digital Media Academy
DMA WORKSHOP SERIES
featuring the Vancouver Film School
“The Curious Case of the Bouncing Ball…”
Animating with 3D
Animating a 3D bouncing ball; Animation principles that are
essential to this 3D workshop are: timing and spacing, squash and stretch and
arcs. The objective is to create believable movement and weight. The ball will
start off-screen, then bounce across the screen (2 bounces on the ground
minimum) and then bounces completely off-screen.
• Create poses by
Manipulating and Keying the Rig controls.
• Move, Copy, and
Paste Keys in the Timeline.
• Use the Graph
Editor to adjust and edit animation.
• Set the Maya
Animation Preferences such as Frame rate, Autokey, Playback Speed, Key tickmark
• Export a
Playblast from Maya
• Use the editable motion trail to track arcs and spacing of the ball.
3D Animation Workshop
WHEN: Monday/Tuesday, January 15 & 16th,
WHERE: Argyle Secondary School, 1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver, (Classroom 426)
Note: Limited seating available & attendance at BOTH workshops is
RSVP Jennifer VanderMye at: JVanderMye@sd44.ca
The NVSD’s DMA / Digital Media Academy is
a mini school
program based at Argyle Secondary School in Lynn Valley, North
Vancouver. The DMA is a specialty program for students in Grades 11
& 12 who are
focused on animation, film, visual effects, graphic design, sound
photography and web design. The DMA program is an enriched hands-on
program that provides students with access to a broad and useful range
skills and knowledge in digital design, technology, project management
problem solving. The DMA incorporates STEAM in the curriculum which has
enhanced the learning of the program as of the main goals of the Digital
Academy is to prepare students for post-secondary training and the many
opportunities in Digital Media, Science, Technology and Engineering.