Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- Welcome to Week 6! Welcome to October!
- Anyone want a career as a tire salesman?
- Never got to push it…
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Design Homework 6 | 10 Foliage Photos
This weeks Design Homework will be Photography based. On Saturday October 7th Scott Kelby (a brand that is heavy into Photography and Photoshop) is doing a “Photo Walk” where designers go out and take photos. You can do this with your friends. You can do this by yourself. Whatever you would like.
It happens to be a perfect time of the year for Vermont foliage.
I want you to go out and take Photos. You are going to turn in 10 un-processed photos around the theme of Vermont Foliage. If you are used to centering everything, maybe choose 5 centered, and then 5 with rule of thirds composition.
The focus is leaves changing color. No man-made evidence, no people, no cars, just foliage as a focus.
You will create a folder inside “week_6” called “dh” with your 10 photos (as .jpg’s) in that folder.
To get 10 “good” photos, how many do you have to take? 20 just incase of blurriness, little brother photo-bombing, etc?
Why are we doing an off-sketchbook Design Homework?
First, it is good we just get outside and see the beautiful world around us.
Once we have the Photos, we are going to to work in Photoshop where we “Feature a Design Element” in that photo, but desaturating most of the photo, and isolating and exaggerating a specific element of the photo which you select.
Something like this:
This assignment will get us working with a wide number of different tools which will be very useful to your life as a designer.
For now just focus on getting the photos!
9:50 Site Maintenance
- Check the Week 5 “What is due”
- Start Studying
- Work on something Cawd related, English related, work on a Google 20 project, etc.
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 Monday / Tuesday Maya Animation Exercise: Ball Bouncing. Stylized Kickball vs. Bowling ball.
Today / Tuesday afternoon will be focused on an animation in Maya with two balls bouncing: a Stylized Kickball (with exaggerated squash and stretch) and a bowling ball (with almost no squash and stretch).
Take the coursework we covered regarding Stretch and Squash, and apply it to a three dimensional world.
- Each ball must start from up in the air.
- Each ball must show at least 3 impacts.
- Each ball must show the ball coming to rest.
- You must use two camera views. This will involve rendering out two different image sequences and putting them together in Premiere.
- You must use sound effects for the impacts. Something cartoonish for the stylized kickball. Something “heavy” for the Bowling ball. Download either .mp3 or .wav sound effects. Google “free sound effects” to find these.
At the end the balls must feel different. The illusion must come from you the animator that these are real, different, objects.
Export as “animationBallTestCronin.mp4” and place in your shared “week_6” folder.
Dailies must continue to be animated.