Chris Yonge teaches digital modeling and both 2D and 3D animation in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at Cabrillo College in Aptos. The courses are popular and repeated several times a year. They are supported by an extensive range of PDF handouts and YouTube videos. Click on the thumbnail images below for more details on those projects.
A selection of videos from Chris Yonge's YouTube channel. These include demonstrations for students, promotional pieces, and project records. A nine minute video guide to StudioCruz' range of digital modeling options can be found here.
A SketchUp model of the Cruzio building in Santa Cruz by StudioCruz. This was built in order to design, visualize, and promote the layout and features of the pioneering 3D printing center MakersFactory. Chris Yonge was co-founder with Dave Britton.
A YouTube video of some of the best work from Chris Yonge's CMPM26 digital animation class in Spring 2014. CMPM26 is a continuation of CMPM25, digital modeling, and has that as an academic prerequisite.
A YouTube video of the best work from Chris Yonge's CMPM26 digital animation class in Spring 2012. CMPM26 is a continuation of CMPM25, digital modeling, and has that as an academic prerequisite.
StudioCruz has always encouraged the use of open source software. OSS is free, well maintained, and reliable. Most of it has now the same quality and reliability as three and four figure priced commercial software five years ago. There is a list of recommended software, with links, here.
A class exercise from DANM100B in UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media faculty. You can see the animation here. To see other pieces from the class please search for DANM100B (no space) on Vimeo.
You don't have to be a student at UCSC or Cabrillo College to start learning about 3D modeling, visualization, animation, and printing. StudioCruz offers customized classes for individuals and groups in the workplace or elsewhere. Contact us for further details.
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