In this advanced course students will work with advanced Photoshop techniques to create realistic photographic rendering of projects as well as 3D modeling to create physical objects from a 3D printer. We will also explore the program AfterEffects and will look at the potential of motion graphics and animating 2D graphics in a 3D space. This course is at the intermediate level and a basic knowledge of design and software is an absolute requirement.
Alberto Lopez is an animator and motion designer with over 12 years of expertise. His unique perspective, molded by experiences on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border, enriches his work. A proud Navy veteran, Alberto served from 2003 to 2008, acquiring skills in diving and cold-weather training. After his service, he trained at the Media Arts Center San Diego and later earned a B.S. in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute. Currently at Viasat, he specializes in design, animation, and establishing a 3D pipeline for video production. Passionate about community service, he mentors youth in underserved communities through the AIGA LINK program. Outside of work, Alberto enjoys comics, true crime podcasts, and DIY projects.