WEEK 01

Jan 14

  1. Intro to the class
  2. Learning the Zbrush interface

Assignment:

  1. Sculpt a human skull from a sphere 5 times. Spend no more than 30-60 minutes per skull. Submit a strip of images
  2. Challenge #1 assigned: Product Advertisement

Jan 16

Moving a model from Maya to Mudbox: Challenge #1

  • Subdivision Sculpting

WEEK 02

Jan 21

Using Multiple subtools within Zbrush

Topology part 1, Maya to Mudbox

Normal Vs Displacement Vs Bump

 

Jan 23

Challenge #1 Due. Critique.

 

Assignment:

  1. Duplicate the same texture using 3 seperate methods, Bump, Normal, and Displacement maps.
  2. Project #1 Assigned: Prop Project

WEEK 03

Jan 28

Snow day

 

Jan 30

Topology part 1, Maya to Mudbox

Uv's and Texturing

Stamps and Stencils

Assignment:

  1. Project #1 Assigned: Prop Project
 

WEEK 04

Feb 4

Project 1: Research Due: Short Critique

Wrench Continued

Topology part 2

Maya to Zbrush

Assignment:

  1. Topology Puzzle

Feb 6

Topology part 2

Maya to Zbrush

  • Trouble Shooting

Assignment:

  1. Normal map exercise

 

WEEK 05

Feb 11

Normal vs Displacement

Retopology

 

Feb 13

Project 1 Checkup: Individual Progress updates

Zbrush to Maya: Displacement

Assignment:

  1. Displacement map exercise

WEEK 06

Feb 18

Studio Lighting/Rendering

Assignment: Project 02

Feb 20

Project 1 DUE: Critique

Landscape Sculpting

Assignment:

  1. Displacement/normal map exercise #2

WEEK 07

Feb 25

Retopology and UVS- Zbrush

Assignment:

  1. Project #2 Assigned: Creating a Scene

 

Feb 27

Continue Retopology - Maya

4/4. Surface Texturing

WEEK 08

Mar 4

Zremesher and Uv master

Project 2 DUE: Research

Mar 6

Uv master and Polypaint

 

WEEK 09

Mar 11

Spring Break

 

Mar 13

Spring Break

WEEK 10

Mar 18

Tileable Textures

  • Baking High Poly

 

Project 2 DUE: Checkup

Mar 20

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Tricycle Model: Hard-Surface parts: Frame/ Tire/Gears/ Chain

WEEK 11

Mar 25

Project 3: Final -Reserach DUE:

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Tricycle Model: Soft-Surface parts

Mar 27

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

Project 2 DUE: Critique

WEEK 12

Apr 1

Assignment:

  1. Project #3 Assigned: Character

 

Apr 3

Project 3 DUE: Research

WEEK 13

Apr 8

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Tricycle Model: UV layout

Apr 10

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Tricycle Model: Materials and Texture mapping animal model part 1

 

WEEK 14

Apr 15

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Tricycle Model: Materials and Texture mapping animal model part 2

Apr 17

Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes

 

WEEK 15

Apr 22

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Mental Ray

Apr 24

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Rendering for Composite Layers part 1

WEEK 16

Apr 29

Fourth in-class exercise: Advance Modeling Tech: "Samlorkruang: Motor-Tricycle” (สามล้อเครื่อง)

  • Rendering for Composite Layers part 2

May 1

Critique: Project 3 Due

Last day of the class

WEEK 17

NO Classes during

Final Exam Schedule