The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) is a passionate group 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 animation production pipeline using Autodesk Maya, various Adobe software, and rendering all of our material through Pixar's Renderman.

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Announcements:

UCBUGG will be accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester. Come to our infosession on January 28th or January 30th from 7-9pm in 200 Sutardja Dai Hall. Both of these infosessions will cover the same material, so you need only come to one. During our info session we will be going over the application process, as well as logistics for the course. UCBUGG does not expect students or applicants to have any prior experience for the basic curriculum as we will be teaching you everything you need to know for the application at our first session.

Logistics

3 Units
Pass / No Pass



Schedule

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

ABOUT US

UCBUGG is a passionate group of students at Berkeley who think the modern fusion of technology, art and entertainment is a groundbreaking medium of storytelling, 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, ILM, and Dreamworks, and celebrate the finished shorts with a film screening at the end of the semester.

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

ASHNA
CHOUDHURY

ashna@ucbugg.com

ABBY
COHN

abby@ucbugg.com

AKSHATA
NAGENDRA

akshata@ucbugg.com

ALEXANDER
HONG

alexander@ucbugg.com

BEVERLY
PAN

beverly@ucbugg.com


CONNIE
CHEN

connie@ucbugg.com

DANAKO
MESSELE

danako@ucbugg.com

EDWARD
ZAMORA

edward@ucbugg.com

ETHAN
BUTTIMER

ethan@ucbugg.com

JEN
HOANG

jen@ucbugg.com


JESSICA
NYE

jessica@ucbugg.com

MADDIE
PAHATI

maddie@ucbugg.com

NATALIE
KHAMPHANH

natalie@ucbugg.com

WYATT
HOLLISTER

wyatt@ucbugg.com


Meet our UCBUGG Facilitating Family!

IN-CLASS

LABS

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

STUDENT

WORK







BASIC UCBUGG

SYLLABUS