Class Schedule - Fall 2008 - ARTC 443 - Bowling Green State University
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August                                                               Tentative Schedule
25 Mon Syllabus, introduction to creating particle systems, Particle Attributes, Hardware Rendered particles, Sprite Particles, Add Dynamic Attributes, Lifespan. Abstraction in Film. Intro to Particles  
27 Wed Software particles, Particle Emitters, Dynamic Relationships, Fields, Hardware rendering. Emitters/Fields Notes  
September
1 Mon Labor Day - No school
Audio Notes
3 Wed Review of Particles so far. Introduction to Audio (sound scapes). Collisions, Collision Events, Initial States, Start Frame, Showcase of films. Collisions Notes Due: sounds (10)
8 Mon Particle color, Per Particle Attributes, Showcase of films. Per Particle Notes Due: 3 Sequences
10 Wed Compositing in After Effects, Projects, Compositions, Timelines, Layers Compositing 1 Notes  
15 Mon Compositing cont. compositing transformation and keyframing, rendering and organizing layers. Effects and masking. Compositing 2 Notes Due: 3 scenes
17 Wed Ottawa International Animation Festival  
22 Mon MEL scripting, Particle Expressions, Audio Part 2 Audio 2 Notes Due: 3/4 done
24 Wed Workday.    
29 Mon Critique Project 1.   Due: Project 1
October
1 Wed Other Effects, Fluid Effects, Fire, etc. Effects Notes  
6 Mon Visiting Artist Lecture   Due: Project 1 revised
8 Wed Ramps, array mapper, normal and tangent speed, Particle IDs, collisions, emission Particle Extras  
13 Mon Fall Break - No class  
15 Wed Attaching Geometry to particles. Critique of Juxtapositioning Assignment. geometry + Particles Due: Effects Composite
20 Mon Particle Sprite Animation, Butterfly, Texture Utilities  
22 Wed Introduction to metaphor and abstract storytelling.   Due: Revised Effects Composite
27 Mon Paint Effects, 2d and 3d painting, attributes and animation.   Due: Inclass exercise
29 Wed Staging, camera cuts/scenes, narrative language.    
November
3 Mon Rendering and Compositing Effects    
5 Wed Effects and transitions. Showcase of films.    
10 Mon Story analysis  
12 Wed Critiques of Models, textures, lighting, environments and motion/particle tests.   Due: Components
17 Mon Individual meetings    
19 Wed Individual meetings    
24 Mon In progress critique   Due: 3 scenes
26 Wed Thanksgiving Break - No classes.    
December
1 Mon Workday    
3 Wed Workday    
8 Mon Render/Animation quantity inspection - in progress critique   6 Rendered stills, Playblasts, animatics
10 Wed Post production and Audio work    
EXAM week
16 Tues Final Critique of QT version (Sorenson 3) of final animation. Final DVD mastered, QT version (animation compression) on Homework folder, online portfolio updated.   Due: 3:30-5:30 DVD and QT Revised Final, Portfolio updated