Intro to the Class

Today was the first meeting for my photo-realistic rendering class with Dreamworks Animation Studios (DWA) at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). We were introduced to the course by professor Bridget Gaynor, and our design prompt was explained. Our goal will be to create a fully computer-generated photo-realistic environment that tells a story without the use of characters, so we must rely solely on props and other set items to convey our narrative. Along the way, we will be given direction and advice from Dreamworks artists Dave Walvoord (CG Supervisor) and Megan Walker (surfacing artist), as well as Grazia Como and Courtney Currin from Dreamworks university relations. Our task for the next meeting is to brainstorm environment concepts that would potentially work for this assignment so that we may form groups next class.