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Digital Animation and Game Design Summer Camp

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Recommended for ages 14 and up, unless noted.

While these camps are basic courses, students are expected to have solid familiarity with a Windows PC computer environment.

Digital Animation & Game Design I

Level l: 
Session l: Not Currently Offered
Session ll: Not Currently Offered

In this camp, you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and animation. Plan, model, script and create game levels using a 3D real-time game engine. We will help you develop a 3D game level or 3D animation that will be presented on the afternoon of the final day of camp.

Digital Animation & Game Design II

Not Currently Offered

Animation & Game Design II is open to students who have completed Animation & Game Design I. This session builds on skills from the previous camp. Expand on lessons learned in the introductory class and have the opportunity to create more extensive game levels and/or animation.

Digital Animation & Game Design III

Not Currently Offered

This session is open to students who have completed Animation & Game Design I and II.
In this camp, you will discover how to create gameplay elements in the Unreal Engine 4 by using visual scripting. Scripting creates gameplay elements, modifies control schemes and creates puzzles within the game world. You will learn how to execute side scrolling and top down gameplay and modify and script elements to create your own games! No previous programming experience is needed but basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Unreal Engine is required.

On the last day of the digital animation camps, there is a special screening of student work created during the week, open to friends and family.