Class Schedule - Fall 2011 - ARTC 4430 - Bowling Green State University
syllabus | schedule | projects | class notes | resources | students | Digital Arts website
August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
22 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. Abstract Animation
2. Find 10 sounds

 
24 Wed

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

Notes: Emitters/Fields Notes

1. Create 3 test sequences 10 sec. long  
29 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
31 Wed

Review of Particles tests. Particle color, Per Particle Attributes

Notes: Per Particle Notes

   
September
5 Mon Labor Day - No school  
7 Wed

Critique: Particle Tests (5) & Sound Track

1. Three scenes of animation with music Due: Redone particle tests (5)
Due: Sound track completed
12 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)
14 Wed

Composting continued

 
19 Mon

Critique: Progress on animation

Review with Special FX Supervisor

Due: 3/4 done
21 Wed

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

Notes: Particle Extras

   
26 Mon Critique Project 1. Assigned:
1. print 11x17 page with still 6-8 frames of your animation and a title on the page.
2. Small group Effects presentation
3. Juxtaposition animation
4. Ideas for Juxtapostion animation
Due: Project 1 Abstract Animation
28 Wed

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

Attaching Geometry to Particles

Assigned:
Modeling for animation

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

Due: Ideas for Juxtaposition assignment

October
3 Mon

Group Presentations on Effects

 

 

 

Due: Project 1 revised

 

Due: Group Presentations on Effects with instructions

5 Wed

Paint Effects

Paint Effects, 2d and 3d painting, attributes and animation.

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)

Assign: Research - Find at least 6 references to use for animation and post on web

Due: Model and textures for Juxtapostion animation started

Due: 6 reference images for your animation

10 Mon Fall Break - No class  
12 Wed

Fluids and nDynamics presentations

Critique of models

Notes: Sprite Sequences

 

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

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

17 Mon

Work day with individual meetings

 

 

19 Wed

Critique of Juxtapositioning Assignment.

watch animations

Assign:
Final Assignment - Metaphor
Due: Juxtaposition Animation
24 Mon Introduction to metaphor and abstract storytelling.    
26 Wed Staging, camera cuts/scenes, narrative language.   Due: Revised Juxtaposition
31 Mon Critique of final ideas    
November
2 Wed Work day

Assign:
Tests of three parts of final animation

 
7 Mon Critique of visual progress   Due: Tests of three parts
9 Wed nParticles    
14 Mon Critique of progress   Due: One third done
16 Wed Individual meetings    
21 Mon In progress critique   Due: 6 shots developed
23 Wed Thanksgiving Break - No classes    
28 Mon Workday    
30 Wed Workday   Due: 9/10 done
December
5 Mon Render/Animation quantity inspection - in progress individual critique    
7 Wed Author DVD, Course Evals, workday    
EXAM week

13 Mon

6-8:30

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: Three projects on DVD, All three animations turned into homework folder
16 Thurs Computers go to the Wolfe Center