Tuesday 18th January 2011 by C. Freeman
Students are having extra-curricular lessons in the art of animation using software that created films like Toy Story and Up. The group, who meet after school on Thursdays, are learning the basics of Autodesk 3DS Max, a program that enables them to create limitless shapes and effects, using a multi-dimensional viewpoint so they can see where one object is in relation to another.
The sessions are led by Mr Jonathan Browne. He said: ‘About 25 students come along and they are picking it up so quickly and have just dived in. Even by the second lesson they had animated their shapes and were having fun experimenting with the objects, textures and effects they can achieve.’
This term Mr Browne and the students will start creating a 3D ‘fly-through’ of the whole school building which will be based on architects’ plans and photographs.