Objective:
Applying textures to 3D models.

Method:
This tutorial is going to familiarize you with the Hypershade window.

Look through the following tutorials in order to help you become more efficient with UV Mapping.

  • This tutorial is a 3 part series.
  • This tutorial focuses on the principles of UV Mapping and some of the new functions found in Maya 2015.

Turn In:
Post a .png of your UV mapped object along with a brief description of the most challenging parts to your blog.

Objective:
work on becoming more familiar and comfortable with modeling tools in Maya

Method:
Follow the below tutorials to master the proper steps in modeling a basic humanoid character.The videos are in an older version of Maya, but most of the tools are the same. In video 3 you will use the bridge tool instead of the append tool to join the fingers to the rest of the hand.

PART 01:

PART 02:

PART 03:

PART 04:

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:
Apply knowledge of tools and techniques in Maya to create a 3D model of a character using reference images.

Method:
We will work through the process of creating a character model of a simple penguin in class. We will learn to import images to use for reference in our project. We will use numerous tools in Maya to create our model.

Turn In:
When finished with your penguin, use the snipping tool to capture multiple images from different angles with your edges visible on the mesh. I want to see your edge flow. Post the images to your blog.

Objective:
Identify and define the 12 Principles of Animation.

Method:
Define and find video examples of all 12 principles of animation from old animated cartoons or movies.

Turn In:
Create a new post on your blog that contains a definition, video example, and explanation of how the video shows each of the 12 principles of animation.

Due by the end of class on Tuesday, October 17.

Objective:
Create a motion graphics design project using the tools learned in After Effects.

Method:
Use Adobe After Effects along with the tools and techniques that you have learned to create an original kinetic typography piece. Make sure to get teacher approval once you have chosen which song or poem that you are going to use.

  • Create a plan/storyboard
  • Research/make design decisions
  • Create composition
  • Render composition

Turn In:
Make sure to export your composition to the render que and render it as an .avi file. Use Handbrake to compress the .avi file into a .mp4 file that will be posted to your blog. If you have trouble, submit your .avi file to the ExamDrop folder on the Q: drive.

Objective:
Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.

Method:
Work through the provided course on www.pluarlsight.com to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC.

Turn In:
Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.

Objective:
Conduct research and create an oral presentation over a historical figure in the industry of animation.

Method:
Choose either a noted animator or character from the world of animation that has had a notable impact on the industry. Create a 3-5 minute presentation over their life, career, contributions to and their overall impact on the development of the industry.

Turn In:
When done, post the presentation in PDF format to your blog. If there are included animations, submit your presentation to the correct folder in the ExamDrop.

Objective:
Identify and discuss the multiple styles of animation and how they impact society.

Method:
Teacher led presentation over the types of animation and how it is used in numerous industries.

Turn In:
Select a career that you are interested in and assemble a presentation showing how animation has effected that industry and how it is currently (or how it could be) used to further the industry. You will have two days in class to research. You will present your findings on Monday, September 11.

Objective:
Gain an understanding of proper ethics and discuss the laws of copyright and fair use.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over copyright laws and computer ethics. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.

Objective:
Time management and organization are key to success in any field of study. Discover ways to help master them in order to be successful in this class and in your daily life.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over file management and organization. We will discuss the importance of time management and ways to be successful in this class. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.