Class Schedule - Fall 2010 - ARTC 4430 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
23 Mon

Syllabus, introduction to creating particle systems, Particle Attributes, Hardware Rendered particles, Sprite Particles, Add Dynamic Attributes, Lifespan. Abstraction in Film.

Notes: Intro to Particles

1. Class Blog
2. Abstract Animation
3. Find 10 sounds

25 Wed

Software particles, Particle Emitters, Dynamic Relationships, Fields, Hardware rendering.

Notes: Emitters/Fields Notes

1. Create 3 test sequences 10 sec. long Due: Class Blog
30 Mon

Introduction to Audio (sound scapes). Collisions, Collision Events, Initial States, Start Frame

Notes: Collisions Notes
Notes: Audio Notes

1. Develop sound track
2. Redo Particle tests with color (5)
Due: sounds (10)
Due: 3 Test Sequences
1 Wed

Review of Particles tests. Particle color, Per Particle Attributes

Notes: Per Particle Notes

6 Mon Labor Day - No school  
8 Wed

Critique: Particle Tests (5) & Sound Track

1. Three scenes of animation with music Due: Redone particle tests (5)
Due: Sound track completed
13 Mon

Compositing in After Effects, Projects, Compositions, Timelines, Layers, compositing transformation and keyframing, rendering and organizing layers. Effects and masking.

Notes: Compositing 1 Notes
Notes: Compositing 2 Notes

1. Three fourths done animation Due: 3 scenes (half done)
15 Wed

Particle Lighting, transformations, baking, tangent and normal speed, texture transmission, per point emission, sparks

Notes: Particle Extras

20 Mon

Critique: Progress on animation

Review with Special FX Supervisor

Due: 3/4 done
22 Wed workday    
27 Mon Critique Project 1. Assigned: print 11x17 page with still frames of your animation. Due: Project 1 Abstract Animation
29 Wed

Attaching geometry to particles, Other Effects, Fluid Effects, Fire, etc.

Notes: Effects Notes

Attaching Geometry to Particles

1. Post abstract animation on blog.
2. Small group Effects presentation
3. Juxtaposition animation
4. Ideas for Juxtapostion animation

Due: A print of the frames of your animation - hang it in the hall
4 Mon

Group Presentations on Effects




Due: Project 1 revised and posted on blog

Due: Ideas for Juxtaposition assignment posted on blog

Due: Group Presentations on Effects

6 Wed

Discussion of Ideas for Juxtapostion animation

Fluids Presentation

Notes: Sprite Sequences

Assign: Fluids and nDynamics Group Presentations:

• 3D container with emitters
• Ocean
• Pond
• Hair
• Fluid Examples (Fire)
• Fluid Examples (Explosions)
• Fluid Examples (Smoke)

Assign: Model and textures for Juxtapostion animation (1 rendered image due)

11 Mon Fall Break - No class  
13 Wed

Fluids and nDynamics presenations

Critique of models

Assign: Research - Find at least references to use for animation and post on web

Due: Model and textures for Juxtapostion animation (1 rendered image due)

Due: Fluids, hair and other effects presentations w/instructions

18 Mon

Work day with individual meetings


Due: 6 reference images/animations posted on web.

Due: Final idea with rendered image of environment posted on blog

20 Wed

Introduction to metaphor and abstract storytelling.

Critique of Juxtapositioning Assignment.

Final Assignment - Metaphor
Due: Juxtaposition Animation
25 Mon Paint Effects, 2d and 3d painting, attributes and animation.    
27 Wed Staging, camera cuts/scenes, narrative language.   Due: Revised Juxtaposition
1 Mon Critique of final ideas, watch animations    
3 Wed Particle Tubes

Tests of three parts of final animation

8 Mon Critique of visual progress   Due: Tests of three parts
10 Wed Rigid Bodies, watch animations    
15 Mon Individual meetings   Due: 3 shots developed
17 Wed Individual meetings    
22 Mon In progress critique   Due: 6 shots developed
24 Wed Thanksgiving Break - No classes.    
29 Mon Workday    
1 Wed Workday    
6 Mon Render/Animation quantity inspection - in progress critique   Due: Whole animation in rough form
8 Wed Post production and Audio work, DVD lecture    
EXAM week
14 Tues Final Critique of QT version (H.264) of final animation. Final DVD mastered, QT version (animation compression) on Homework folder, online portfolio updated. Three projects on DVD.   Due: 3:30-5:30 DVD and QT Revised Final, Three projects on DVD, Portfolio updated