Class Schedule - Fall 2007 - ARTC 413 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
Week 1
25 Mon Syllabus, introductions, story, concept statements, brainstorming, inclass exercise-story machine, final story parameters, pitch bibles, watch animations Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Setup class blog
  • Find 10 creative characters
  • Write 12 concept statements
  • Get 3-ring binder for anim. bible
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    27 Wed Quiz over Ch. 1
    Reading, themes, genres, plot, story structure continued
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 2 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Comment on three people's blogs (suggest best stories and why)
  • Select 2 concept statements and write 2 six sentence stories
  • Due:
  • Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Blog with 12 concepts
  • Comments on blogs Due Fri 4pm
  • September
    Week 2
    1 Mon Labor Day
    3 Wed Quiz over Ch. 2
    Watch and discuss animations. Discuss the found characters, critique six sentence stories, story machine part 2.
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 3 Ideas for Anim.
  • Comment on the 2 six sentence stories on 3 people's blogs
  • Write final story premise, concept statement, and six sentence story
  • 6 possible character sketches
  • Due:
  • Reading Ch. 2 Ideas in Anim.
  • 10 creative characters
  • Comments on the six sentence stories due Fri 4pm.
  • Week 3
    8 Mon Quiz over Ch. 3
    Discuss the final animation story premises
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 4 Ideas for Anim.
  • Revise the story
  • Character Profile Description
  • Due:
  • Ch. 3 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Concept Statement, Premise & 6 sentence story
  • Drawings of 6 possible chars.
  • 10 Wed Character Development Assigned:
  • Draw 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions
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    Week 4
    15 Mon Quiz over Ch. 4, Story Critiques, Scripts for animation, examples of model sheets
    Character Design
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 5 Ideas for Anim.
  • Story Script
  • Character Model sheet
  • Due:
  • Ch. 4 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Revised story posted on blog
  • Drawings of 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions of main character
  • Character Profile Description form
  • 17 Wed Character Architypes and character design drawing workshop. Assigned:
  • Redesign your character drawings
  •  
    Week 5
    22 Mon Quiz over Ch. 5, Killer Endings, character critique, character modeling setup
    Due:
  • Ch. 5 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Model sheets of main character
  • Story script
  • 24 Wed Review of Characters Assigned:
  • Concept Art & floorplan
  • Redo character design
  • Collect images of settings for reference
  • Create a PERFECT Character model sheet
  • Import modelsheet into Maya & post it on your blog
  • Week 6
    29 Mon Character modeling in Maya, review of characters
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 7 Ideas for Anim. Part 1
  • Model Character in Maya
  • Revised Concept Art
  • Printed concept statement, premise and script in bible
  • Model environment and props
  • Due:
  • 2-4 Drawings of setting/concept art and 1 floor plan
  • Redone completed character
  • Revised model sheet in Maya and on Blog
  • October
    1 Wed Character modeling continued  
    Week 7
    6 Mon Quiz over Ch. 7 Part 1, Concept art Assigned:
  • Refined Character Model
  • Read Ch. 7 Ideas for Anim. Part 2
  • UV layout for the main character
  • Due:
  • Ch. 7 in Ideas for Anim. Part 1
  • Printed concept statement, premise and script in bible
  • Character Model in Maya
  • Revised Concept Art printed
  • Maya model of environment and props
  • 8 Wed UV layout for characters    
    Week 8
    13 Mon Storyboarding Assigned:
    Storyboard version 1
  • Texture and Light environment
  • Due:
  • Ch. 7 in Ideas for Anim. Part 2
  • Refined Character model with layout
  • 15 Wed  
    Week 9
    20 Mon Assigned:
  • Storyboard version 2
  • Texture character
  • Due:
  • Storyboard version 2
  • 22 Wed   Due:
    Week 10
    27 Mon Assigned:
  • Storyboard version 3
  • Rig character (add joints)
  • Due:
  • Storyboard version 2
  • UV Layout on character
  • Textures & Lighting on environment and character
  • 29 Wed Assigned:
  • Rig the lower body with IK
  • Due:
  • Rig character with joints
  • November
    Week 11
    3 Mon   Due:
  • Storyboard version 3
  • Lower body rigged with IK
  • 5 Wed Assigned:
  • Rig the upper body with IK
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    Week 12
    10 Mon Veteren's Day workday
    12 Wed Assigned:
  • Rig hand controls
  • Rig Facial features
  • Due:
  • Upper body rigged with IK
  • Rigged hand controls
  • Week 13
    17 Mon Animatics Assigned:
  • Animatic version 1 with sound
  •  
    19 Wed
    Week 14
    24 Mon Rough Animatic Critique Assigned:
  • Skinning of the character
  • Animatic version 2
  • Due:
  • Rigged facial features
  • Animatic version 1 with sound
  • 26 Wed Thanksgiving Break    
    December
    Week 15
    1 Mon Assigned:
  • Story reel (Animatic in motion)
  • Walk sequence
  • Due:
  • Skinned character
  • Animatic version 2
  • 3 Wed    
    Week 16
    8 Mon   Due:
  • Walk sequence
  • 10 Wed    
    Week 17
    Dec 18 Scene and character modeled, textured and lit; Animation Bible done; animation exercise and story reel on data DVD.   Due: at 10:45 am