CSC 430: Digital Special Effects

Course Description:

Covers aspects of digital image and video representation and manipulation for motion-picture visual effects. Topics include image storage and compression, film and video formats, compositing, filtering, scripting for graphics and visual effects, photorealistic lighting and rendering, virtual cinematography, camera tracking, and particle effects.

Prerequisites:

(CSC 231 and CSC 220) or (FST 302 and FST 220)

Textbook:

photo of textbook cover The VES Handbook of Visual Effects
edited by Jeffery A. Okun and Susan Zwerman

The Art and Science of Digital Compositing
Ron Brinkmann

Optional:
Learning Maya: The Special Effects Handbook
Doug Walker

Current Semester Pages:

photo of textbook cover


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