Objective:
Follow written directions in order to construct a database in MS Access.

Method:
Open the following pdf file located in the Local_Public drive and follow the directions for activity 1 at the end of chapter 16.

(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/SS_Student_Data_Files/DB-1_Landforms.pdf)

Turn In:
When done, save as LASTNAME_Landforms into your H: drive, and upload to your shared google drive folder.

Objective:
Conduct research and create a presentation over a legitimate job posting in the Game Development industry.

Method:
Use the internet to identify a company that is currently looking to hire for a position that you are interested in. Use the Career Exploration in Game Design to guide you through what information needs to be researched and collected. Once the information is collected, you will need to construct a presentation that meets the requirements list on the attached file.

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

Objective:
Follow written directions in order to format the provided document in Microsoft Excel.

Method:
Open the following excel file located in the Local_Public drive and follow the directions on pg. 203-207 to complete activities 3-5 in your book.

(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/SS_Student_Data_Files/SS-3_Landscape.xlsx)
(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/SS_Student_Data_Files/SS-4_ChartingTime.pdf)
(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/SS_Student_Data_Files/SS-5_Discount.xlsx)

Turn In:
When done, save as LASTNAME_Budget.xlsx into your H: drive, show formulas and save the file as a PDF as on the previous assignments and upload to your shared google drive folder.

UPDATED for MAYA 2017

Objective:
Explore a more in depth look at lighting and rendering a scene in Arnold.

Method:
Work through the provided course on www.pluarlsight.com to discover new and more efficient ways to render and light in Maya using Arnold.

Make sure to download the exercise files to your H: drive before getting started.

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 the last blog post.

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:
Design, model, UV, and rig a custom character for use in later projects.

Method:
Use your completed character orthographics to model your custom character. After the character is modeled, UV and Rig the character.

Turn In:
Make sure to post daily progress to your blog and explain the steps you are taking.

Objective:
Follow written directions in order to format the provided document in Microsoft Excel.

Method:
Open the following excel file located in the Local_Public drive and follow the directions on pg. 201 in your book.

(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/SS_Student_Dadt_Files/SS-1_Budget.xlsx)

Turn In:
When done, save as LASTNAME_Budget.xlsx into your H: drive and upload to your shared google drive folder.

Objective:
Research careers in the game development industry and the qualifications in order to attain them.

Method:
Use the attached PDF as a guide to help you research a career within the game development industry.

Career Exploration

Turn In:
Gather as much material as you can. Attempt to organize it and post pertinent information to your blog as reference. The presentation will be due next week.

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:
Follow written directions in order to format the provided document in Microsoft Word.

Method:
Open the following word file located in the Local_Public drive and follow the directions on pg. 169 in your book.

(Q:/OuallineJ/PIT/Textbook Assignments/WP_Student_Dadt_Files/WP-4_Letter.docx)

Turn In:
When done, save as LASTNAME_Letter.docx into your H: drive. Convert the document to an Adobe PDF and upload to your shared google drive folder.