Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- Review Quiz Friday (Check Monday Dayplan for specifics)
- Pretty Oil on Canvas.
- Nice sense of depth.
- Were you out yesterday? Design Homework 23 | Free Sketch on the back table now, please.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Atom Setup / Browser Developer Tools
This morning we are going to do some setup to our Atom text editor to allow us to work a little more efficiently.
First, we are going to adjust some settings in the programs.
Second, we are going to add some packages to make our life easier.
Then we are going to talk about:
- capitalization issues
- file validation
Then hopefully get some time to tinker with code and use Chrome’s built-in developer tools.
Maybe install Filezilla? I do like Filezilla…
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Design Deconstruction: Stolen Star Wars Posters
Today we are going to look at some upcoming Star Wars / Solo Posters that have been floating around the internet.
First, we will read about the current situation.
It looks as if the design work was stolen (or at least heavily inspired) by some other designs floating around the internet. Thoughts?
Today we will attempt to recreate the style of the original artist. We are going to see how to use clipping masks to create this effect, as well as build our own variations on the theme. We are going to follow a rough process of:
- Finding a good parchment background.
- Finding a good illustrated image with a subject character.
- Pick out some sort of supportive graphics for the bottom and mask it out.
- Add in some “other” supportive elements to add some realism.
See, we can steal ideas too! Welcome to design! /s…?
We are going for first do a class example based on “The Hulk”, then you will create your own that can be anything illustrated except for the hulk. Hulk will be graded as a pass / fail at around 11:30.
Then pick your topic. Let’s say:
- Display Text
- Bar Artwork (under display text and top left)
When we are complete save your project as “solo.jpg” and upload to the Week 24 folder.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Capstone Production Time
For March we are going to shift our Capstone Production time to afternoons. We sadly (or amazingly?) have just too much to cover. Grading will still take Friday mornings so we all get to see our work.
Game Design Teams
We have roughly 4 Weeks.
At this point, we are going to start thinking whatever we need to do to get your games done.
Some are farther along in Art. Take Judah and Colton – I think they are at the point where they have to design the levels themselves to make puzzles / make them interesting. Maybe think about a character swap/detail work like Carner is doing. The key will be the puzzle type environment.
Some are farther along in Programming. For example, Eli and Carner seem to have a decent mechanic down, now it is time to make it pretty.
We are all getting divergent in “where we are”.
As all teams are different we are going to have to meet when we start and set up some goals individually.
We have built our “Terraforming” device.
Over 3 sheets of storyboard paper, I want you to plan out your animation.
Without using sound you are to tell the story of your device starting in orbit around a lifeless planet, and ending with terraforming in the process, with at least a glimpse of success. The entire planet doesn’t have to be ready for human colonization yet.
In terms of technical shots you must incorporate in your storyboard/animation:
- Establishing Shot
- Close Up
- Low Depth of Field on a shot (likely close up, but not required)
These are straight from our film unit – if you have forgotten them use the powers of the internet.
Once you get your Storyboard Complete (don’t rush, quality art, and good descriptions) get to work on the production. You will get two afternoons per week going forward until the Animation Competition. This will give you 8 hours, and again mimic the time you receive at the state and national competitions. Variables to this will be the time you spent already making your device, and if you are here both afternoons.
Let’s create a plan with Alex.
Let’s set up an individual goal/project.