This course introduces techniques for computer animation such as keyframing, procedural methods, motion capture, and simulation. We will focus primarily on character animation, but will also discuss animation of cloth and natural phenomena. Recent research results will be considered as well as basic techniques. The course also includes a brief overview of story-boarding, scene composition, and lighting.
The class newsgroup is cmu.cs.class.cs464. This group will serve as a Q&A forum. Feel free to ask questions or exchange information. We will read the group and answer. We will also post important official announcements there, as well as in the WWW page and occasionally via email