VFX106 3D Animation (8)


This subject is designed to give students a fundamental working knowledge and understanding of 3D animation in a computer environment. This will allow the student to create simple and complex animated scenes which may be used in broadcast quality productions, on and/or off line products, or for proto-typing work in another medium.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VFX106
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

VFX105 Students are advised to undertake VFX105 if they are not already fluent in creating photorealistic models and renders with professional 3D software.

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have already completed VFX201.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the theory of 3D computation and its relation to animation
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the practice of producing 3D animation for internet, television, movie or related graphic design
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the software and hardware employed in the 3D industry
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the creative potential of 3D based production


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • History, theory and practice of 3D computer animation
  • Technical creativity and production considerations
  • Graphing time
  • Topology and deforming geometry
  • Character Rigging
  • Dynamics
  • Digital cinematography for animation
  • Rendering for production


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.