The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) is a casual bunch of students who want to introduce our fellow peers to the art of creating a 3D-animated short film. By offering both a basic and advanced curriculum, this DeCal guides students of all skill levels through the production pipeline, using Autodesk Maya, Pixar's Renderman, various Adobe software, and rendering all of our material through Conductor rendering.

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Announcements:

UCBUGG will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester. Come to our infosession on January 29 or January 31 from 7-9pm in 200 Sutardja Dai Hall. Both of these infosessions will cover the same material, so you need only come to one. Here we will be going over the application process, as well as logistics for the course.
Logistics

3 Units
Pass / No Pass



Schedule

Tuesday or Thursday
7:00-9:00pm
200 Sutardja Dai Hall

ABOUT US

UCBUGG is a casual bunch of students at Berkeley who think the modern fusion of technology, art and entertainment is pretty darn cool, but an area where our university lacks in available coursework. Therefore we're teaching a class through the DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) program to introduce our fellow students to the art of producing a 3D animated short film.

Every semester, we guide students through creating a compelling story, where they collaborate in teams to bring their vision to life. We introduce speakers from companies like Pixar, Tippet Studios, and Dreamworks, and celebrate the finished shorts with a film screening and, of course, free pizza.

The great thing about UCBUGG is that taking our class isn't the end. We invite you to jump back in and join us, whether it is to work on advanced projects or teach your passion to another generation of UCBUGGers.

CURRENT FACILITATORS

You can reach out to all current facilitators at staff@ucbugg.com

RICKY
HERRERA

ricky@ucbugg.com

KYLE
ZHOU

kyle@ucbugg.com

RACHEL
THOMAS

rachel@ucbugg.com

RYAN
ONG

ryan@ucbugg.com

MADI
HIGHT

madi@ucbugg.com

ASHNA
CHOUDHURY

ashna@ucbugg.com

ABBY
COHN

abby@ucbugg.com

AKSHATA
NAGENDRA

akshata@ucbugg.com

BEVERLY
PAN

beverly@ucbugg.com

JACOB
LILLY

jacob@ucbugg.com

NATALIE
KHAMPHANH

natalie@ucbugg.com

IN-CLASS

LABS

INTRODUCTION TO MAYA
PRE-PRODUCTION
MODELING
SHADING
RIGGING
LIGHTING
POST-PRODUCTION
ANIMATION
EFFECTS

STUDENT

WORK







BASIC UCBUGG

SYLLABUS