This course is an advanced 3D animation and design course where students will explore lesser known and specialized systems inside and out of Autodesk Maya. Topics covered in lectures and demonstrations will include dynamics, fur, hair, cloth, arbitrary primitive generation, and procedural asset creation. Tools like XGen, nCloth, and Paint Effects will be used to showcase the depth and power available to artists in Maya. Students will also learn to build clothing in Marvelous Designer for use in a Maya animation and rendering pipeline. Weekly assignments will guide students through these complex processes of creating character FX and simulations, allowing these powerful tools to bring future projects to life.