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3D graphics

Enter the next dimension

Learn to build and animate three-dimensional models with visual effects. 3D artists produce artwork for games and movies.

Progressive curriculum

Learn the basics of modeling, effects and animation

  • Navigate 3D computer graphics software
  • Create objects with convincing organic geometry
  • Assemble an environment
  • Add lighting and texturing to objects
  • Render scenes
  • Create fire and smoke effects
  • Simulate dynamic cloth and realistic fluids
  • Understand animation principles and workflows

Learn best practices as you create full-fledged animatable character rigs from start to finish

  • Model complex surfaces
  • Generate texture maps for objects
  • Understand character modeling workflow
  • Create and animate character rigs
  • Develop advanced scenes

Learn what you need to finish your game project masterpiece

  • Choose your own adventure

Student-centered instruction

Multimedia tutorials with self-paced progression

Challenging exercises to solidify and evaluate understanding

Individual, small group and large team projects spanning sessions or even seasons

One on one help

User-friendly tools



Streamlined interface for 3-dimensional art and animation projects, made by artists

Autodesk Maya


Industry standard for 3-dimensional modeling, animation, rigging and visual effects

Adobe Photoshop


Industry standard for digital art and editing in most visual design workflows

1 way to take this course


Ages 9–19

Go online year-round for hands-on lessons.

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