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DM4A:Animation Post Production


This will be an Advanced Design Computing course which will teach students to produce animations using Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Students need to have completed the core courses in Design Media I, II & III. Animations allow the designer to visualize, posit or elaborate architectural designs. Animations illustrate how the architectural space may be experienced through movement and in time. Also, animations will enable students to showcase transformative designs. Lastly, animations may be produced to visualize temporal information that supports the design. The course will be organized according to the process of animation production, starting with animating static images, through incorporating drawn elements and animating them, editing and composing movie clips, and proper exporting techniques. Also, the course will demonstrate how to generate movie files from geometry modeled in 3D environment (no modeling skills are required for the course). The students will be asked to complete weekly exercises and one elaborate final project which demonstrate the ability to utilize animation software to visualize a major temporal idea in an architectural design.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * VS115 and in addition to VS152 or VS148 or SA103 or SA7103 and VS655 and VS657
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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