Tuesday, April 18th

Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Mr. Cronin
Mr. Moore


  • Doors locked immediately after school as normal for Tuesday.
  • Cardosi…I think you still get a pull from the prize box from yesterday afternoon?
  • Doors locked Thursday morning before class 7:30 until 8:30 or so due to a meeting in the room.
  • Certification Exam on Thursday!
  • This bucket should help.
  • We are going to be cramming for the Certification Exam Thursday.  Three study guides today, with accompanying prizes.  
    • “Normal” AM study guide before break.
    • Right before lunch, when you finish, you go to…lunch.
    • “Normal” After lunch study guide.
    • As if now the only ones who can’t win prizes are McMann and Cardosi as they already won yesterday.  I am trying to spread prizes to everyone!  That free college tuition could still be in there!

Example Files

9:40 Attendance and Article

9:45 Week 30 and 31 Web Design Exercise: Homepage V3 / Portfolio Framework

  • Retrofit with out UL’s
  • Add in another link
  • Get nav good to go, setup the header / footer accordian center for a pseudo fixed position look.

Work and save.

10:20 Study Guide

  • Winner gets a pull from the prize box.

When complete get to work on Site Maintenance.

10:45 Break (15 Minutes)

11:00 Week 30 and 31 Web Design Exercise: Homepage V3 / Portfolio Framework

Work and save.

11:40 Study Guide Sprint to Lunch

12:00 Lunch (30 Minutes)

12:30 Attendance and Article

12:35 Quiet Production Time

12:45 Week 31 Afternoon Exercise:  Floating Island

Floating Island

Over the next 4 afternoons we are going to be working on a project I am going to call “Floating Island“.  With two fairly descriptive words we are going to have the requirements pretty cut and dry:

  • The object must be an “island”
  • The object must be floating, either through natural phenomena, magic, or man-made means.

This project is going to be rooted in a “theme”.  The theme is Floating Island.  How you create this theme is up to you.  These are some options I have thought about as options:

Hand Drawing

Take the next page in your sketchbook, or a new piece of hand drawn artwork.  For students looking to expand Portfolio offerings beyone solely digital work, this may be a nice option to consider.

Digital Painting

Use Photoshop and your tablet to digitally paint a piece.

Vector Illustration

Use Photoshop or Illustrator to create a vector art piece.

3D Render

Use Maya to create a 3-dimensional world/scene.  Give the user a static render at the end with your intended view.


Use Maya and Unreal to create a 3-dimensional world scene where interactivity and exploration is a key component to the experience.  “Playing” the Floating Island, exploring, jumping, is part of the beauty.

Maybe try out the “flying” template in Ue4 to explore the island?

Week 31 Dailies

Each day’s dailies will link to a “floatingIsland” folder inside Week 31.  Today’s progress will be called “monday.jpg”.  Tomorrow will be “tuesday.jpg”.

Each day for dailies we will show the previous day’s work.  

Monday we will show Alex’s “monday.jpg”.

Tuesday we will show Alex’s “monday.jpg”, and then “tuesday.jpg”.


The goal is we see definitive progress day by day.  This is how your dailies are graded.  

Final Product

The final project will be called “floatingIslandFinal.jpg” inside of your “floatingIsland” folder.

If you choose “Interactive” we will use screen capturing software to get a video of the world exploration.

You have Monday through Thursday to work on your design.  Whichever you choose, plan on 4 days of solid work, with a Study Guide each afternoon at 12:46.

What kids are doing so far

What has already been created on Monday afternoon.

Cardosi / Static 3D


Carner / Static 3D

Fox / Digital Painting

Goodman / Vector

Jestings / Vector

Lewis / Digital Painting

Pecor / Vector

Soren / Static 3D

Amber / Hand Drawing

Ward / Vector

Bouffard / Interactive

(This is my anger as he had nothing to present.)

12:46 Study Guide

  • Winner gets a pull from the prize box.

2:00 Dailies


2:05 Dismissal

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