Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

David B. Dixon

Committee Members

Anita DeAngelis, M. Wayne Dyer


This thesis is a supporting paper for three of my 3D animations created and presented for a Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition. It discusses how the two realms of graphic design and 3D animation helped me to develop my heuristic techniques of creating animations. Using the three animations as examples, I make an attempt to explain how linear and figurative images influence each other in the creative process of creature/character development. I also discuss the various influences and cumulative explorations behind the imageries of animation. A brief discussion about Asian Indian aesthetic concepts and the general methodology of creating 3D animation using Alias|Wavefront Maya is also included.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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