ENG-640 / 1 crédit

Enseignant(s): I'Anson Price Robbie, Pinault Alexandre

Langue: Anglais

Remark: This is an introductory course to motion design for science. You do not need to have experience in the software, except for the tasks listed under Learning Prerequisites.


Every year


This course is designed to empower students with skills in motion design, allowing them to breathe life into their ideas & scientific figures. We will work on exercises to animate scientific images, build towards animating a figure, then each student will design & animate their own work.



Science communication, motion design, 2D animation

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

What you will need for the course:

- Laptop with (at least) 16Gb of Ram

Before day 1:

- Install Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Media Encoder

- Watch introductory video (to be disseminated 3 weeks before the class)

- Complete intro exercise (around 1 hour of work) (to be disseminated to all students 3 weeks before the class)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of animation
  • Use After Effects to support communication of complex ideas
  • Present a short animation based on participant's science for use in presentations and share online


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Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 18
  • Forme de l'examen: Exposé (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Motion Design for Science
  • Cours: 10 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 12 Heure(s)
  • TP: 8 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence

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