Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- All work from Week 4 is due today at 3pm for grading. Would anyone like a Homework Club bus?
- Meeting in the classroom both tomorrow and Friday from 8-9ish. Please plan for this.
- Jordan I installed Maya 2016 on your computer this morning, so you are all caught up with us.
- We all need Unreal Accounts for tomorrow!
- Jimmy you need to see Ms. Jutras in the Main CTE Office.
- Due to our extended Illustrator lesson we are going to shift our Burlington Flag Redesign to be part of our Friday post-quiz Design Project. Have your sketchbooks Friday to reference!
- Will this load? We will see. Really pretty neat. I want to build one. Brought to us by Isaiah from Cawd last year.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Maya Animation Exercise: First Logo Animation
In our (2nd try) at our first Maya animation assignment, I want you to create a logo animation which at a minimum includes your first and last name.
Do you have a nick name you want to use? Ok. How about gamer tag? Ok. Everything must be appropriate.
Any other elements (such as the cubes above, the gray world) are optional – just make it pretty. Keep in mind you have to render this. If you use image based lighting, with a long per-frame render time – you must plan for rendering. When should you render?
- During English
- During Break
- During Lunch
- Before class (come in early and setup renders at 8 before your AM classes)
- Storyboard your animation first – we are NOT doing this as this is our fist animation, I just want you crazy kids playing and learning how to do things. We will be storyboarding out animations as pre-production going forward, but this is Day 1.
- Model in Maya
- Animate in Maya
- Render in Maya (720p) – render a single camera, or multiple shots.
- Import and Edit in Premiere
- Export again at 720p
When you are complete export your final mp4 at 720p as “logoCronin.mp4” and place it on Backup and Sync in your “week_5” folder. This project is now part of Week 5.
Anyone want to present before break?
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 English with Mr. Bisson
- Be back at 11am sharp for attendance.
- Give your attention to Mr. Bisson who is our Cawd English teacher.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Tuesday through Friday Afternoon Animation Exercise
Afternoons in Week 5 are going to be spent working on Squash and Stretch, the first of the 12 Principles of Animation we learned about last week.
You are going to create 6 short animations that demonstrate this principle. You will create them in separate Animate Files, export as image sequences, and then put together in Premiere, just as a professional would in industry.
If you are unclear, review the intro we covered Friday:
6 Required Animations:
- Ball bouncing right to left.
- Bag of jewels dropping down from the top center. Closed bag, tied at the top.
- Anvil dropping down from the top center. Going way back in animation history for this.
- Pumpkin dropping. Direction up to the animator.
- Kirby dropping. Direction up to the animator.
- Free choice. Direction up to the animator.
Each animation must really work to push the theme of Squash and Stretch. Projects which will get A’s or B’s will be those which really exaggerate Squash and Stretch. Better to be over the top, than to subtle.
Export all your smaller projects into a single animated file.
Export your animation as “squashAndStretchCronin.mp4” at 720p and upload to your shared folder.
Alterations for half time students
If you are here only every other afternoon, you are exempt from Parts 4-6.
For this week Dailies must be animated. This means creating an .mp4, putting in your folder, and adjusting the sharing settings so the link you post is viewable.