Rubber Boy Academy (RBA) is established by Creative Director Mr. Alan Lee in 2015. Alan has very good relationship with his mother, who had passed away the same year. She was a teacher in school for deaf and hearing-impaired, later she focused on school education work. She was also dedicated to elderly and volunteer work in her spare time.
The academy is inspired by the wish of Alan’s mother to enhance the quality of teaching materials. With impressive childhood memories and endless thoughts of his mother, Alan hopes to create a series of story, which can be told without words but only by motion and facial expression, to bring novelty to audience and teach sign language in a lively way.
RBA’s mission is inspired by the wish of Alan’s mother to advocate for the DHH in society through education. RBA uses education in two ways. First, it seeks to improve the employment prospects of DHH youths by training them with on-demand skills in design and animation. Second, it leverages social media to teach the public sign language in a fun and lively way. Alan envisions a society where the DHH are treated with dignity and equitably in society.
This course is an intermediate course for 3D computer animation. It provides students the fundamental skills to produce 3D animation and the knowledge of basic principles of design and animation. Students learn fundamental tools and techniques for prop modelling in 3Ds Max, and examine the process of how to create models for a variety of applications. All students will have the opportunity to further their progression by learning acting techniques, walk/run/jump cycles, rigging 3D characters using bones.