DIG3305C / DIG6931C – 3D Modeling and Animation

2012 – Digital World’s Institute at the University of Florida

Coursework in 3D environment design and creation, character creation, and short animation. Students were taught the principles of 3D modeling and animation for real-time graphics applications in a software agnostic manner.

The instructor’s experience in the game-development industry taught me a lot about managing the scope and scale of a project.

The instructor took the time to individually offer career and portfolio advice to her students.

Went above and beyond to teach us new ideas and techniques even after the curriculum was exhausted.

Rua is great at stimulating interest in the course, using relevant pop-culture examples to demonstrate artistic principles and other 3D art concepts. Her experience before teaching informed students about career options and expectations. She is respectful to students and is available when we need help.

— Quotes from Student Evaluations

CAP3034 – Intro to Computer-Aided Animation

2014 – Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida

Coursework in 3D environment design and creation, character creation, and short animation. Students were taught the principles of 3D modeling and animation for real-time graphics applications in a software agnostic manner.

Very funny and insightful hands-on type of teaching. Flexible teaching style was very entertaining, different, and interesting.

This course was a really great one and really awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a better understanding and furthered my passion for animation. One of the favorite classes that I took this semester.

She was very energetic and exciting to learn from as she kept the class entertained and engaged in the lectures. Her teaching skills were very valuable as she was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and probably is the most qualified to teach this course out of anyone at the University of Florida.

— Quotes from Student Evaluations