Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Start planning their own animation project
  • Storyboard a simple narrative project
  • Create an Animatic and 3D Blocking to pre-visualize their project



Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.02.2021 - 26.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kai Lappalainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kai Lappalainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    In 3D Work workshop we concentrate on the actual everyday work one has to do to achieve anything in this very time-consuming art. Students will work five days on their idea for the 3D Animation- course s spring animation project.

    Discussed abstract and concrete subjects: Pre-visualization (storyboarding, animatic, blocking), project planning (goal and schedule), the characteristics of animation in general, keyframing the character, camera work etc.

    Only students who will do a spring animation project (in 3D Animation-course) can attend. This is basically of no use for anyone else, because you can get credits from this workshop only by starting to work on your project.

    The main purpose of this workshop is to get student's animation projects started.



Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examples, hands-on, working on your own. 40h teaching.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examples, hands-on, working on your own.



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pre-Vizualizing examples: storyboards, animatics, 3D blockings etc. and Maya scenes. Short 3D animations.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    3D Animation course



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