CIS135GMA :  Introduction to 3-D Modeling

This class provides an overview of the Maya interface and an introduction to various topics and technique used in game, movie, commercial and interactive applications. Students achieve beginner-level Maya familiarity and an understanding of the first tier of menus. Topics covered include basic navigation and menu familiarity, polygon and "low-poly" techniques, non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS), basic rendering and lighting in mental ray and Maya software.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Recommended co-requisite: CIS125GA.
Credit Hours: 3
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