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Posted on February 13, 2017

Poster of Cal U students' 3D animation

3-D Computer Animation Workshop
9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 and 8
Multimedia Lab, Helsel Hall

Area high school students are invited to attend a free, hands-on 3-D computer animation workshop at California University of Pennsylvania — and three participants will depart with a $500 Cal U scholarship when the two-day workshop ends.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 and April 8 in the multimedia lab in Helsel Hall. Students must commit to attending both Saturday workshop sessions.

Seating is limited to 25 participants. Lunch will be provided.

About the workshop

Assistant professor Aleksandra Prokic, who teaches computer animation in Cal U’s graphics and multimedia program, will lead the hands-on workshop.

Students will use open-source Blender software as they explore:

  • Computer modeling.
  • Texturing.
  • Mapping.
  • Lighting.
  • Animation.
  • Special effects.

See samples of previous students’ work in 3-D computer animation.

Scholarship opportunities

At the workshop’s conclusion, Cal U faculty and animation professionals will judge the students’ creations and award a $500 scholarship in each of three categories:

  • Modeling/texture/lighting.
  • Animation/special effects.
  • Overall quality.

Sign up now

To apply for the 3-D computer animation workshop, students must email a request and one teacher’s letter of recommendation to prokic@calu.edu.  Questions also may be addressed to prokic@calu.edu; please put “Animation Workshop” in the subject line.