Programming Characters and Animation

  /  Programming Characters and Animation

This course introduces our students to the exciting world of animation. The course has a programming approach to the concept of animation. While students can use any 3D software to basically create an animation, this particular course shows students how to write C++ programs that animates 2D and 3D characters and objects.


• This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path


• Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
• Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Create Windows Program from scratch
  • Create animation and Sprite class
  • Generate manual and automatic sprite animation
  • Create a frame animation class
  • Character animation using timer class

Loading characters and bitmaps

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 60
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 60
Total program length (weeks) 3

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

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