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3D Computer Modeling for Animation and Game Design: 6th-8th Grade: 7/10-7/14


Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Richard Strid II





Course Description

Audience: This program is for middle school students entering grade 6 through 8 in the Fall 2017.


If you ever wondered how artists create the amazing 3D models and characters you see in games and movies, then this is the class for you. In this one week course you will learn some of the basics of 3D computer modeling and animation. This is an entry level course and no experience is necessary.


Autodesk 3ds Max is professional level software used in the real world to make models and animations for games such as Thief, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and movies such as Planet 51, Iron Man, and The Dark Knight. 3ds Max is not a game engine so we will be focusing on basic modeling techniques and key frame animation with a couple simple special effects like lens flare and glow.

Instructor Information

Richard Strid II

With 8 years of experience teaching 3ds Max, Mr. Strid has the knowledge and passion required to teach this class using effective yet fun methods. He is a CCSU graduate and is certified in Technology and Engineering Education. He has also received 3ds Max training from Hagerman & Company Inc. and from Studica, Inc. Furthermore, Richard has attended Pixar’s ‘Masterclass in Animation and Story Development’ and is looking forward to sharing his love of learning with you this summer.

Registration Closed – Course Full