After School Maker Program for ages 9-13

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  • 3D Printing Scanning & Design
  • Arduino: Coding in Robotics
  • Micro Drones 101
  • Creative Computing: Raspberry Pi and Scratch.

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Autodesk Maya 3D Animation and Modeling: Classes 5-8 of 16

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | $80.00

Teacher: Preston Linderman

This class is intended to jumpstart your learning and experience in 3D & potentially, virtual reality. This program is an industry standard for creation in 3D modeling, animation, game design, movie production, and more.

Date: Every Wednesday starting 6:00-8:00pm

Quarter 2: $80.00, classes cannot be purchased individually

Prerequisite: Quarter 1: Maya 3D Animation and Modeling

March 15th: UV & texturing
This class will cover:
-UV texture editor
-Importing textures for realism
-Repeatable techniques for UV layout

March 22nd: Animation I
This class will cover:
-Basics of animation
-Using the timeline
-Create first simple animation

March 29th: Rigging
This class will cover:
-Joint tool to create a functional skeleton
-Binding objects to allow models to move
-Parenting & Smooth Binding
-Forward Kinematics versus Inverse Kinematics

April 5th: Animation II
This class will cover:
-Blocking out poses
-Refine with secondary animation passes
-Graph/animation editor
-Utilize motion paths

There is a free download with an active-student email address, an option for subscription purchase, or trial-based downloads available at

Students are required to have a computer, a mouse, and have the program installed BEFORE arriving to class.

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March 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Idea Fab Labs


Idea Fab Labs
603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
(530) 592-0609