3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
3D Modeling & Animation Camp at iD Tech for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-16)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Autodesk Maya
Using the industry-standard, intuitive toolset featured in Autodesk Maya—the premier 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering software package on the market—you'll build your own 3D models and characters and get an introduction to character animation. Take home your new portfolio of original creations!
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these 3D modeling with Autodesk Maya camps will take home all project files, including custom textures, rendered images, and Photoshop files.
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Additional Course Information
Develop your creative storytelling skills with the same tools that design powerhouse Epic Games uses! Autodesk Maya software is the top choice amongst 3D artists and animators who are looking to make their projects amazingly life-like, futuristic, and detailed. Autodesk tools are also used to develop 90% of contemporary video games and comprise one of the leading effects packages used in The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Wars, and other blockbuster films.
Use this premier 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering software package to create your very own 3D models and characters, then learn how to bring your creation to life through animation. Autodesk Maya offers artists an end-to-end creative workflow featuring sets, advanced matchmoving capabilities, and high dynamic range compositing in an intuitive single package. If you aspire to model and animate in 3D, Autodesk Maya is the pinnacle.
Leave this weeklong game modeling camp for teens with a unique 3D narrative, featuring your custom characters and environments. You'll also gain access to the latest trial version of Autodesk Maya, so it's easy to keep up your animation skills!
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Use polygon and curve modeling tools
- Utilize modeling deformers
- Use environment and hard surface modeling techniques
- Apply lighting and texturing
- Practice keyframe animation
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Autodesk Maya
- Adobe Photoshop
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Critical thinking
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This 3D modeling summer class is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 13-17 (Min Age: Must turn 13 by 12-31-16) and all levels receive individualized lessons in small student clusters. Participants go home with a completed portfolio.
There are no prerequisites for this Autodesk Maya camp, but any experience working with 3D-style software is an asset. We introduce teens to Autodesk Maya, the industry-standard 3D modeling software used in your favorite video games. Anyone interested in learning how to build and create realistic 3D models and prepare them for game play in a gaming engine should consider attending. The summer course is a great step if you are wanting to study game design in college or considering it as a potential career direction.
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799-1,249/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio guarantee
- Diploma with instructor insights
- Final project portfolio
- Custom iD T-shirt and H2O bottle
- Access to online curriculum after camp
- Gaming tournaments
- Outdoor activities
- Campus tours (select locations)
- Software specials (most courses)
- New skills and self-confidence
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Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.
8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.
6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.
7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
3D Modeling & Animation Camp Reviews
"My son really seemed to enjoy the iD Tech Camps experience. It was a great environment for him where he really fit in and learned a lot of useful information. Way to make the summer a great success. Thanks, iD Tech Camps!"- Gina F., Parent, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"Attending iD Tech Camps for the past two years has allowed my normally introverted daughter to express herself positively among campers with interests similar to hers."- Theresa M., Parent, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"My son looked forward to coming to this camp every day, even though it meant getting up early over summer vacation. It was great to be exposed to professional 3D modeling software and be instructed by an actual animator. Very nice experience."- Jayna M., Parent, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"My son seemed to really enjoy Maya and his instructor's teaching style. I am very happy to see him excel in the application."- Kevin C., Parent, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"My son was barely through the first day before he remarked that he would love to return. I found everyone to be genuinely friendly. I was pleased with every portion of the program from the safety passwords implemented, to the curb side pick up. I actually think "flawless" best describes this camp."- Michael W., Parent, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
Maya is complicated but really fun to use once you get the hang of the basics."- Brenden D., Student, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"I loved this camp because of the type of technology and experience of the counselors. It let me get ahead of my peers with using Maya. This camp is the best technology-based camp that I have ever been to."- Marques S., Student, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"This course really helped me improve my skills with Maya. Thanks to this course, I know how to attach joints to models, use tools I have never used before, and render in many ways."- Christoper T., Student, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"The camp was great, and most, if not all of the classes can prepare you for jobs in different fields such as video games, software development and the entertainment industry. It's also a bunch of fun."- Madison R., Student, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
"I've learned and created more in a week in my Maya class than I have ever before!"- Matthew L., Student, 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya