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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have already completed VFX201.

Assumed Knowledge


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

Incompatible Subjects


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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.