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CM50244: Computer animation and games I

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CW1 (CW 50%)
  • CW2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The primary aims are to understand computer methods driving the motion of models, in particular physics based animation and human simulation. In addition the application of character driven motion to computer games. The students will study current modeling and animation research papers.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core principles of computer modelling, animation and games design,
* Develop and implement technological solutions to animation and games problems
* Critically scope and specify the technical requirements for a major project.

Relevant skills in programming(TFA), mathematics(TFA) and physics based animation (TFA).

Review of Graphics pipeline, Modelling including parametric curves and surfaces, subdivision curves and surfaces, implicit modelling. Principles of traditional animation, key framing, parametric animation, free form deformation, inverse kinematics, dynamics, spring mass systems, numerical integration, intro. to Lagrangian dynamics.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM50244 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.