This course will introduce students to the concepts of 3-D space and animation using Maya 2017 and Mudbox 2017 computer software. Students will use their 3-D Computer Aided Drafting and basic animation skills developed in Drafting Communication classes as a foundation for this course. Areas covered will include 3-D modeling, lighting, rendering, texturing and animating. Digital environments will be created and controlled on the computer and various methods of video output and editing will be explored. Students will create ABS plastic rapid prototypes from Maya models using CatalystEX software and our Stratasys 3D printer. The design and development of video games using Game Maker Studio and Unity Pro 5.5 software will be explored. Students will use a wide variety of graphic communication and video editing software programs including Adobe After Effects CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Students will also explore various programs from the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2017.