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AMC202 - Animating Motion

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Taylor




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit builds paths to understanding the creative applications of motion capture technology, focusing on the relationship between movement and its representation through motion capture data and post-processing in animation programs. The unit develops skills of visualisation, representation and manipulation of human motion through reference to established principles of character animation. Students will develop a working knowledge of Motion Builder, which opens up the expressive capabilities of motion capture. Through focused study of human and non-human form and movement within three-dimensional space, students gain creative control of the expressive outcomes of this high-end technology. The unit contextualises motion capture technology in terms of the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of the motion capture concept, and explores issues involved in developing high level creative control of motion capture outcomes. Students will work collaboratively on a number of tasks, including research, planning, presentation, and technical skills development.


Research Folio & Presentation – 20%

Project part A – 30%

Project part B – 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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