Workshop teaches students to use animation

SARA FIGUEIREDO | Photo Illustration

SARA FIGUEIREDO | Photo Illustration

The Animation Workshop is held every Tuesday in Spori 071 from 7-9 p.m.
Calvin Messinger, a sophomore studying arts and coordinator of the workshop, said although most participants are art majors, anyone can join.
Messinger said although it seems that great skills in drawing are required, most times what makes a good animation are good ideas.
He said the students gather to talk about what is happening in the animation market; to share their ideas, thoughts, doubts and interesting things they find on the Internet; and to show their projects. The workshop is intended to be like a class where students help and teach each other with the things they know.
Messigner said the market is very focused in 3D animation, so the students usually are working in that kind of animation, but any idea is welcome.
He said there are free animation softwares BYU-Idaho students can download to their computers if they want to.
There are categories for different types of animation, according to the Flying Animator Web page. For example, there is 2D, 3D, stop motion and pixilation, and in each one of them, many different materials can be used.

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