Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Adversity – misfortune. “The student faced adversity when he missed the signup date for the SAT’s.”
- Aesthetic – pertaining to beauty. “The Designer attempted to achieve a Steampunk aesthetic through extensive use of brass and wood in their design.”
- Amicable – agreeable. “Mr. Cronin was amicable in giving an extension for the project as the student was sick.”
Latin Root of the week
- aqu – water. “The aquifer deep underground gave clean water to the village.”
- Pre-production is a process that may include brainstorming, concept art, location scouting, research photography, and other “pre” tasks which are done before the final digital / formal production begins. Pre-production is valuable as you can do many of the edits to a project, and get the client to sign off on your direction, before getting into actual production.
- Constructive Criticism is helpful and specific suggestions for positive change. It is important to separate the work from the designer. You can give good Constructive Criticism to your arch enemy if need be – separate out the personal issues, and focus on the work.
- Adding versions to your projects, such as “bedroom_1.blend”, “bedroom_2.blend” gives you a designer a backup file(s) if there is ever a problem. Problems can range from:
- Lost file (your fault)
- Corrupt file (the computers fault)
- I just don’t like how this ended up, I want to go back a day in my progress and redo a portion (not everything works the first time – this is life)
- Modifiers extend Blender’s functionality by adding in different “abilities” Blender can do, such as Subdivision Surface, Boolean, and Array.
- Curves are 2D shapes in Blender which can be used to create 3D shapes such as rope, cords, pipes, etc.
- Mirror’s (such as in someones room) can be created in Blender by applying a Glossy Material to the object, and ensuring the roughness is set to 0.
- Subdivision Surface is a method of dividing an objects faces so we have more of them, leading to a smoother looking final product. The more faces, the more complex the objects, the slower your renders – use with caution.
- Cloth Simulations in 3D software allow for the use of physics on objects to mimic the reality of folded cloth, and other very “random” events which would be very time consuming if you were to do them by hand. Typically you need at least 2 types of objects:
- Cloth Object (which will fall and deform)
- Collision Object (which the cloth object falls on)
- Solidify is a modifier we can use to give thickness to 2d shapes.
- In Illustrator when we want to use a reference image, or other piece of artwork in Illustrator we either copy and paste it, or place it in your file.
- The Stroke is the outline of a design element.
- The fill is the color of / inside the design element.
- Late Work receives a letter grade penalty per day.
- Turning in late work has a specific procedure which must be followed:
- Upload the work as normal
- Email Mr. Cronin using correct format
- The specifics are located in the Resource section of Cawd under “Turning in Late Work”
- The Cawd Open House is going to be from 2:05 – 5pm on Thursday 9/20. This is not the time that was on the mass mailer which was sent to your home.