Algorithms for Computer Animation OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Level Computer Animation Course

Published Jan 07, 2009

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Learn the mathematical, scientific theories that are used to create computer animations with 'Algorithms for Computer Animation,'. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) explores algorithms and other techniques used in the creation of computer animation. This free online course is recommended for graduate students interested in pursuing master's degree in Computer Animation, or any student with an interest in art, computer graphics or computer science.

Algorithms for Computer Animation: Course Specifics

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Algorithms for Computer Animation: Course Description

Detailed, advanced computer animation can be found almost everywhere these days, whether online, in television ads or in video games. These advancements. Computer animations are controlled by sets of rules and processes, known as algorithms. Often these algorithms require optimization or improvement to offer the amazing computer animations on display today. Graduate students studying animation, graphic design and electrical engineering will learn to make the most of these algorithms taught in this free online course. Professor Jovan Popovic will guide students through essential animation topics such as keyframing, motion capture, optimization, and physical simulation. This OpenCourseWare is presented in lecture format with readings that will offer additional insights into the lecture topics. The course website recommends that students have a high level of mathematical proficiency and computer programming knowledge prior to enrolling in the course.

Readings are the main course materials and will be provided online. To learn more, visit MIT's OpenCourseWare 'Algorithms for Computer Animation' home page.

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