University of Technology Sydney

89018 Performance Animation

6cp; typically 12 x 3hrs (lab classes)
Requisite(s): (82221 Context: Introduction to 3D and 2D Hybrid Animation AND (48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10273 Bachelor of Design Animation OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10274 Bachelor of Design Animation Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10356 Bachelor of Design Animation Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation))


This subject encourages student to develop their understanding of character acting for animation. Character animation is a highly specialised craft, a unique discipline within the field of animation, in which the primary concern is the quality of a character's performance. Students work with pre-rigged characters in order to prioritise the animation process. There are no designing or modelling tasks in this subject. Emphasis is placed on the development of unique movement languages that go beyond mainstream practice. Students are expected to cultivate an instinct for observing human behaviour and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of articulation, gesture, weight and timing.

The outcomes for this subject reinforce the student's animation fundamental skills in 3D. At the end of this subject, students have developed a good understanding of character performance for 3D animation and are able to achieve a convincing acting execution with their character to generate an emotional engagement with an audience.

This is a key requirement to professional competency in this field.

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