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Digital Animation with Alice

June 5-9; 9am-12pm | Ages 11-13 | $225

CU Boulder Main Campus

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Registration for this camp will close Monday, May 29th at 11:59pm. If space remains, we would be happy to complete your registration by phone. In order to do so, please call 303-492-7188 by 4pm on Wednesday, May 31st.

Explore the world of rudimentary programing and 3D animation, and create a one of a kind 3D animated story! Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, a video to share on the web, or to play an interactive game. Alice is a teaching tool designed to be your first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows us to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3D objects (e.g., people, animals and vehicles) populate a virtual world and we create a process by which to animate the objects. Using Alice’s interactive interface, we’ll drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production-oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Its real-time functionality allows us to immediately see how our animation programs run, enabling us to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in our animation. By manipulating the objects in our virtual world, we’ll gain experience with all of the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.


Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all camps. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this camp.

Summer Camp Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the camp will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the camp. In the event that a camp is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the camp will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.