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AMC202 - Animating Motion

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Simeon Taylor





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 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.


Practical Test, 20%, 800 words equivalent

Motion Edit minor, 30%, 1200 words equivalent

Motion Edit major, 50%, 2000 words equivalent

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