Getting Animated

MTC Course A Hit Among Student Gaming Enthusiasts

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Posted: December 27, 2013

Anne Lantz (center), who teaches a visual effects and 3-D animation class at Massanutten Technical Center, helps Spotswood High School junior Hannah Glover (right), 16, with a project earlier this month. Sitting to the left is Spotswood senior Benjamin Covington, 17. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Some students in the visual effects and 3-D animation class at MTC say the skills they’re learning have them thinking about entering the video game field, but teacher Anne Lantz points out there are many careers where those same skills can be useful.

HARRISONBURG — Most people remember it starting with some moving lines and a ball.

 

Since then, video games have progressed dramatically, moving past the two-dimensional graphics of 1972’s...



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