Objective:
Discover the C# programming language using CompuScholar.

Method:
Use the coursework in CompuScholar to gain familiarity with the C# programming language. Make sure to read through all supplied material and complete all activities and quizzes. Finish each chapter by completing the Chapter Exam.

Turn In:
CompuScholar keeps track of progress and overall grades for each quiz and exam.

Objective:
Discover the python programming language.

Method:
Use the coursework in CompuScholar to gain familiarity with the Python programming language. Make sure to read through all supplied material and complete all activities and quizzes.

Turn In:
CompuScholar keeps track of progress and overall grades for each quiz and exam.

Objective:
Learn how to tell a compelling story with a simple character. This project is a culmination of mostly all that you have learned so far.

Method:
Use this Pluralsight Course to plan and execute a brief animation from start to finish. Make sure to watch and listen as you follow along. This is going to be rather challenging. There are some new concepts sprinkled in to what should mostly be a review. He is also working in Maya 2016 so there will be some changes. Make sure to research and troubleshoot your way through the tutorial. This will be a major grade.

Create a project and copy all of the necessary exercise files from LocalPublic/Animation/2018-2019/MayaProjects/maya-planning-executing-complete-animaiton

Turn In:
Make sure to post updates to your blog as you progress through the videos.

Objective:
Discover what Rigid and Soft bodie dynamics are and how they work in animation.

Method:
Dynamics are a very in-depth and complex process. The following tutorials will introduce you to Rigid and Soft bodies. Work through them, but also learn as much as you possibly can about the other types of dynamics to help you with your future projects.

Soft Bodies – Follow along with this video.

Turn In:
Post progress snaps every other day. When complete, post finished playblasts to your blog.

Objective:
Work with rigs & constraints to connect objects and make them work/move together.

Method:
Use the following tutorial to get a grasp on how basic rigs work in Maya.

Submit:
Post daily update shots to your blog. I want a close-up shot of your crane as well as a playblasted video of its movements when done. Post your shot and completed playblast to your blog with an explanation of what was done.

Objective:
Discover how to layout website components with the use of CSS by creating cascading stylesheets using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Method:
Use the knowledge and skills from the tutorials in our book, “HTML and CSS” to create new page layouts and designs for the Sunny Acres, Cycle Pathology, and KPAF radio station websites.

Turn In:
Upload the .htm file, the .css file, and a .png of your file opened in a browser of your choice to your google share folder and let the instructor know they have been shared.

Objective:
Review the last tutorial with HTML5 by creating web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Method:
Use the knowledge and skills from the first tutorial in our book, “HTML and CSS” to create a new sub-page for The J-Prop Shop.

Turn In:
Upload the .htm file and a .png of your file opened in a browser of your choice to your google share folder and let the instructor know they have been shared.

Objective:
Continue working on developing your modeling skills in Maya.

Method:
Follow the linked tutorial to master the proper steps in modeling with polygons, nurbs, and other available tools in Autodesk Maya. This will be an exercise in developing and adding onto the skills that you attained in the last tutorial. We will also begin discussing modeling in this tutorial.

Turn In:
Post daily progress snips to your blog as you work through the videos. Make sure to write brief descriptions for each post that contains which steps, techniques, and tools that you utilized that day.

Objective:
Discover the basic structure and function of HTML5 and practice creating web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Method:
As a class we will work through the first tutorial in our book, “HTML and CSS”. We will create the home page for The J-Prop Shop.

Turn In:
Upload the .htm file and a .png of your file opened in a browser of your choice to your google share folder and let the instructor know they have been shared.

Objective:
Research and discover opportunities in the industry for web designers.

Method:
Use this WebDesignerResearch to walk you through the next couple of assignments.

Turn In:
Upload assignments to your google share folder and let instructor know they have been shared.