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Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3543 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and discuss the capture, transfer, manipulation and delivery of images. Proper digital workflow is revealed through class exercises and lecture, as students learn to output content for the printed page. Completion of this course provides you with valuable skill sets relied upon by all productive graphic designers, illustrators and draftsmen.

Applies to: CB-R, GR-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ANIM-2571 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course introduces Maya, Autodesk's award-winning 3D animation software package whose advanced architecture offers unmatched system speed and streamlined workflow. Students learn best practices for modeling with polygons, NURBS and subdivision surfaces as they complete projects that cover hard surface modeling, architecture and organic modeling. Lesson topics include organizing topology for rigging vs. sculpting and efficient workflow with instances and symmetrical objects. The course ends with rendering models for portfolios and a final presentation to fellow students.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-3710 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $415


Description

If you are a movie lover, you've seen Maya in action. This award-winning 3D animation software package has advanced features that allow an imaginative artist to create the impossible, or at least the never considered. Maya has been used to create eye-popping movie chararcters like the gods, monsters and mutant heroes in The Avengers, as well as their vehicles and weapons that are always at hand. In this course, students begin with modest objectives as they are introduced to the basics of the Maya interface and the concepts of 3D modeling. During class, students complete a Maya model that, while only the first step to creating a whole new universe, highlights the possibilities of this unique tool. Given the career possibilities emanating from the study of 3D animation, why not start here?

Applies to: YA, YC, YD, YG, YM


Instructor
  • Name: Kyung Mee Kim (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PDM-0381 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495


Description

Product design shapes the world around us, and has the power to build meaningful user experiences. From your shoes to your phone, every aspect has been thoughtfully considered and created by a product designer. In this course, students are introduced to the design process and skills used within the profession. Through a series of projects and demonstrations, students learn how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. Hard skills such as drawing techniques and basic scale model making are also addressed, and students leave the course with the beginning of a product design portfolio.

Applies to: PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Mark Guarraia (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Oct 25 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PDM-0383 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

This course includes the use of a variety of media, substrates and techniques, providing students with the confidence to render and draw effectively. As each rendering technique is introduced, students are able to apply their newly acquired skills to in-class exercises, critiques and weekly assignments that advance in complexity. The work ranges from quick ideation sketches and rapid visualization to the creation of fully rendered images with markers, pencils and pastels. The course provides a foundation for any designer who wishes to incorporate rendering and sketching into their projects and to communicate visually with clients, vendors and other designers.

Applies to: PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PROD-2516 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Rhino is the industry standard of 3D modeling applications, both affordable and easy to learn. Its files can be exported into any program that supports surfaces or solids, or into CAD/CAM and other prototyping applications used by product designers, as well as those used for architectural and jewelry design and rendering, computer animation, filmmaking and Web design. Realistic renderings are generated by outputting to programs such as Maya, Flash, Photoshop and other popular software. Work begins with a sketch, drawing or physical model and Rhino provides the tools to construct realistic models. Learning the communication language unique to this 3D modeling application allows students to fully realize their designs, as they produce the illusion of three dimensions in digital form. Note: Prior 3D modeling experience is not required. This course is taught on a Windows platform.

Applies to: AV-E, JM-R, PM-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 3 - Jul 8 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-JEWEL-1118 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Laser cutting technology lets you cut or etch out your design, be it super simple or highly intricate, from wood, acrylic, paper, fabric etc. with speed and enormous precision. The process begins with a line drawing of a sample piece to learn the necessary consistency, followed by learning to translate models and sketches into digital files for input into the computer, and then cutting with the laser. The process digitally directs the output of a laser at the material to be cut, which then either melts, burns or vaporizes, leaving an edge with a high-quality finish. Additionally, lasers can "rasterize" (using bitmap pixel information from applications like Photoshop) and burn an image at various depths. A variety of materials are experimented with including acrylic, paper, cardboard, thin laminate and wood. Students develop fully realized projects that could include business cards, a light wall piece or a non-metal piece of jewelry. Out-of-class cutting time is scheduled for students to complete projects. Laser cutting has many applications including graphic, product or interior design, jewelry, fine art and photography.

Applies to: JM-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: General computer knowledge


Instructor
  • Name: David Dilks (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 3 - Jul 8 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-SCLP-1882 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $30


Description

Students in this course learn additive form-building, as well as basic moldmaking and casting, and learn to make molds of varying complexity, from simple open-face molds to piece molds, rubber molds and blanket molds, and produce objects using each method. With technological advances in moldmaking materials and techniques, sophisticated molds can be produced, making it possible to create multiple copies of simple or complex forms in materials like synthetic stone, beeswax, rubber, fiberglass, polyurethane glass, silicone rubber, Aqua-Resin, foam and plastic -- all with little effort and consistent results. Demonstrations and discussions cover mixing rubber moldmaking compounds, releases and separating compounds, and concealing parting lines. Casting materials used are specific to individual projects. The technique is a valuable addition to all hand-articulated work including jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and product design, as well as the student interested in a new skill.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Norquist (Bio)
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