Assignments - Fall 2006 - ARTC 433 - Bowling Green State University
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Turning in files
• Assignments are due in the Homework folder prior to the beginning of class.
• Revised project files are due exactly one week from the critique due date or they will receive a zero.
• When turning in assignments, use the following naming convention: username_project1, username_exercise1, etc.
Nucleus Flashsite       Flash Exercises: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]       Installation Project       Final Assignment
Student Porfolios:
Kaniz Bokhari
Daniel Carter
Beth Anne Delph
Katie Dreyer
Jonathan Flynn
Melody Moore
Tara Wilson-Valaitis
Kim Young
Email addresses:
kbokhar@bgsu.edu
dcarter@bgsu.edu
kdelph@bgsu.edu
katied@bgsu.edu
jflynn@bgsu.edu
melodym@bgsu.edu
wtara@bgsu.edu
ktyoung@bgsu.edu
Flash Exercises:
Kaniz Bokhar
Daniel Carter
Beth Anne Delph
Katie Dreyer
Jonathan Flynn
Melody Moore
Tara Wilson-Valaitis
Kim Young
 
Assignments Description Dates
Project 1 Advanced Flash Nucleus Site
Develop an interactive flash page to house your Flash exercises. The page should be very creative and very interactive. The page will be used to link up all of your Flash exercises. You can develop a theme for your site or design it to be visually interesting with no particular theme.

Call the buttons Exercise 1, Exercise 2, etc. You do not have to write the code to go to the exercise yet.

Requirements:

  • 6 buttons for the exercises index.html.
  • 1 button that goes to the documentation of your installation - this will include your project proposal.
  • 1 link to your final project proposal
  • 1 link to your final project
  • 1 link back to your portfolio site
  • All links to the exercises should have animated rollovers
  • optional: when you select the button you can animate the transition to that page.
Due: Tues. Jan. 16
Turn in:
index.html, .fla and .swf
to HomeWork folder, labeled: username_nucleus


Flash Exercise 1 3D Graphics in Flash
Create a Flash site using Maya to generate the graphics. Export the graphics as Vectors (see notes) and write the code to connect the various sections of the graphics. You should use an external file to store the ActionScript that tells the buttons what to do.

The theme is up to you. You should give the user stopping points where they need to click to continue. You can do a linear piece (click to move to the next frame) or a non-linear piece (give me two or more choices and I have to click to choose).

Utilize the strengths of a 3D environment - use rotation and various angles that would be hard to make using the graphics tools in Flash. It is perfectly OK to use very simple primitives but use them creatively.

Flash Exercise 1 Notes

Due: Tues. Jan 23
Flash Exercise 2 The Drawing API
Create a "Make Art Button" in Flash. You can have more than one button that will enable people to change parameters or create different images or random artworks. Use the following Drawing tools in Flash: lineTo, curveTo, moveTo, clear, beginFill, endFill. Use randomness and loops (for loop or while loop).

Flash Exercise 2 Notes

Due: Tues. Jan 30
Flash Exercise 3 Make a very creative drawing program in Flash. Enable the user to draw lines and curves as well as change the colors, line width and alpha values. You can create functions that create shapes that the user can select from. You can have fills and gradient fills as a selection. The drawing program can be a work of art and should not be a standard drawing program with a menu and toolbar. Don't forget to put a clear button in there.

Flash Exercise 3 Notes

Due: Tues. Feb 6
Flash Exercise 4 Create an interactive art exercise that includes at least one of the following:
  • createEmptyMovieClip()
  • attachMovie()
  • duplicateMovieClip()
  • removeMovieClip()
  • loadMovie()
  • unloadMovie()
  • startDrag()
  • stopDrag()
  • hitTest()
DO NOT copy my code exactly - you should try to understand what I did and create your own exercise that utilizes these methods to work with your exercise.

Flash Exercise 4 Notes

Due: Tues. Feb 13
Flash Exercise 5 Create an exploratory interface using one or more of the following:
  • Toggle button
  • Radio Buttons
  • Slider
  • Custom Cursor
  • Scrolling Graphics
Go beyond just copying the code of the exercise. Experiment with different interface elements and push what I have taught further. You can use anything you have learned so far - for example: randomness, movieClip methods and drawing code.

Attach everything to your Nucleus site and make sure all projects are working.

Flash Exercise 5 Notes

Due: Tues. Feb 27
Flash Exercise 6 Finalize the Nucleus site
  • Attach all SWFs
  • Test thoroughly
  • Fix all exercises (check reguirements)
Prepare for your Physical Computing assignment
  • Find a partner and discuss possible ideas
  • Search on the web for 2 artists that create interactive installation art
  • Gather materials (URLs, basic information) for a presentation of their work


Flash Exercise 6 Notes

Nucleus with all exercises due for a grade: Fri. March 2, 5PM

Presentation of Installation Artist work Tue. March 13
 
Physical Computing Installation Create an installation artwork using the Teleo board and Flash. You may work in teams of no more than 2. The installation will go up on Monday Mar. 26 and stay up till Friday March 30.

The installations should focus on creative ways to manipulate elements on your screen (created in Flash).

You NEED to come up with a concept first then create graphics and interaction that supports the theme.

See the Teleo Flash notes for information about what can be done using the Teleo board.
Critique: Tues. Mar. 27
Installation Project Proposal Write a professional proposal for your installation. The proposal should contain the following:
  • Introduction (describe concept)
  • Technical description of piece
  • Logistics (location, how you will obtain what you need, reference materials)
  • Schedule for completion
Due: Mar. 20 attach proposal to Flash Nucleus site as an HTML document or Flash page(s).
 
Final Project Final Projects can be installations or Advanced Flash Art projects.

Installations must be installed by Monday at 7pm April 30 and stay up till the final critique on Thursday.

Flash projects must be 100&perc; completed by the final exam time.
Final Critique: Thurs. May 3 10:45-12:45

Post online and turn in a copy of the .fla, .swf and index.html file to HW folder, OR if it is an installation you must turn in documentation in the form of pictures, description and video.
Final Project Proposal Write a professional proposal for your final project. The proposal should contain the following:
  • Introduction (describe concept)
  • Technical description of piece
  • Logistics (location, how you will obtain what you need, reference materials)
  • Schedule for completion
Due: Tues. Apr. 3 attached to Flash Nucleus site as an HTML document or Flash page(s).
FINAL Flash Nucleus Site Online Portfolio should be updated with a link to the Nucleus site.

The Nucleus site must have working links to all projects including the final.

Files NOT turned into the HW folder and posted on the nucleus site by the deadline will result in an F.
Due: Thurs. May 3 by 5:00 pm