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CP2014 - Animation and Simulation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

This subject is an introduction to the concepts and technologies of computer graphics, computer animation and computer visualisation. It explores aspects of computer games and computer simulations. Topics covered include interactive 2D/3D graphics, animation, modelling, visualisation, and geometric transformations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practical experience and skills using a modern graphics and animation software tool with emphasis on creating components for game development and simulation;
  • Apply appropriate rendering and lighting techniques;
  • To create a fully deployable avatar for games;
  • Apply physics and dynamics to models within scenes to create an animation production.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This is not an introductory subject. Students would be advised to have successfully completed IT at high school or CP1030 at JCU
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP2420

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Kyungmi Joanne Lee.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 48 hours practicals - only the first two-hours of each practical are supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (15%); quizzes or tests (30%); practical participation (10%); assignments (45%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kyungmi Joanne Lee
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 48 hours practicals - only the first two-hours of each practical are supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (15%); quizzes or tests (30%); practical participation (10%); assignments (45%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kyungmi Joanne Lee
Lecturer: Ms Angela McCarthy.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 48 hours practicals - only the first two-hours of each practical are supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (15%); quizzes or tests (30%); practical participation (10%); assignments (45%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.