This course will allow students to build upon the skills they developed in 3D Computer Animation I and Drafting Communication. Highly Complex 3D models, advanced rendering and video editing techniques will be covered. Students will create ABS plastic rapid prototypes from Maya models using CatalystEX software and our Stratasys 3D printer. The creation of animated short videos and DVD’s will be emphasized. Students can also further explore video game design and development using Unity Pro 5.5 software. Independent study students will be allowed to focus on areas of interest they develop in 3D Animation for career exploration and future educational opportunities. 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.