ARTC 4130: Class Schedule Fall 2013

Digital Tutors Schedule

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

Week  1

Mon 08/26


Intro

Due:

Topic:

Assigned:

  • Get a journal
  • Post #1: Three Possible Character Designs for Project 1

Wed 08/28

 

Proj 1

Due

  • Post #1: Three Possible Character Designs for Project 1

Topic:

  • Modeling & Rigging Overivew
  • Work in Class

Critique Project 1 Character Design

Assigned:

  • Refine your Design
  • Begin Modeling your Character
Week  2

Mon 09/02

Labor Day - No Class

Wed 09/04

 

Proj 1

Due:

  • Modeling 30% Done
  • Refined Project 1 Design

Topic:

  • Modeling & Rigging Continued
  • Work in Class

Assigned:

  • Post #2: Project 1 Final Character Design
  • Finish Character Model
Week  3

Mon 09/09

 

Proj 1

Due:

  • Post #2: Final Character Design
  • Project 1: Model Complete

Topic:

  • Alternative Texture Tools and Techniques

Assigned:

  • Project 1: UV Layout and Texturing
  • Post #3: Rendered Image of Finished Model with Texture

Wed 09/11

Proj 1

Due:

  • Project 1: UV layout and Texture Complete
  • Post #3: Rendered Image of Finished Model with Texture

Topic:

  • Rigging

Assigned:

  • Project 1: Character Rigging
  • Post #4: An Idea or Sketch from your Journal
Week  4

Mon 09/16

Proj 1

Due:

  • Project 1: Rigging Done
  • Post #4: An Idea or Sketch from your Journal

Topic:

  • Animation Tools and Tips
  • Lighting Introduction

Assigned:

  • Project 01: Animation Cycle

Wed 09/18

Due:

  • Project 1: Animation Cycle Complete

Topic:

  • Indepth Lighting
  • Introduction to Rendering

Assigned:

  • Project 01: Complete
  • Post #5: Final Project 1 Video
  • Read: Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5
Week  5

Mon 09/23

Story Char

Proj 2

Due:

  • Project 01: Complete & Submit
  • Post #5: Final Project 1 Video

Topic:

Assigned:

  • Read: Chapers 6, 7, 8, & 9
  • Post #6: Rough Ideas & Design for Project 2
  • Bring Art Supplies (pencils, paper, crayons, etc.)

Wed 09/25

Story Char

Proj 2

Due:

  • Post #6: Project 2 Rough Ideas
  • Bring Art Supplies (pencils, paper, crayons, etc.)

Topic:

Assigned:

  • Action Sheet for 1 Character Created in Class (7 - 9 Drawings)
  • 2D Animation Cycle (Repeat 3 Times in AE)
  • Project 2 Proposal
Week  6

Mon 09/30

Story Char

Proj 2

Due:

  • 2D Animation Cycle
  • Project 2 proposal
  • Character Action Sheet

Topic:

  • Presentations: Proposal
  • Concept Design

Assigned:

  • Model Project 02 Background
  • Post #7: Project 2 Character Model Sheet, Action Sheet, & Facial Expression Sheet

Wed 10/02

Story Char

Proj 2

Due:

  • Post #7: Project 2 Character Model Sheet, Action Sheet, & Facial Expression Sheet
  • Background Model Complete

Topic:

  • Small Group Critique: Project 02 Character Designs
  • Modeling Tips: Fingers, Feet, & Heads

Assigned:

  • Prop Model(s) Complete
  • In-Progress Character Model
  • Read: Chapter 4
Week  7

Mon 10/07

Story Char

Proj 2

Due:

  • Prop Model(s) Complete
  • Character Model In-Progress
  • Reading Chapter 4

Topic:

  • 5Ws
  • Story Structure (log line, snynopsis, conflict, want & need)

Assigned:

  • Post #8: Project 02 Prop(s) Render
  • Storyboard 2 stories, each one with less than 12 index cards
  • Finish Character Modeling

Wed 10/09

Due:

  • Project 02: Character Model Done
  • Post #8: Project 02 Prop(s) Render
  • Storyboard 2 Stories

Topic:

  • Facial Setup
  • Blendshapes, Control Rigging, Set Driven Keys, Add Attributes, Connection Editor

Assigned:

  • Finish Project 02 Textures
  • Post #9: Project 02 Model with Textures Render
  • Rough Ideas for your Short Film
Week  8

Mon 10/14

Short Film

Due:

  • Rough Ideas for your Short Film
  • Project 02: Textures Done
  • Post #9: Project 02 Model with Textures Render

Topic:

  • Texturing Review
  • Linear Workflow Overview
  • 1/2 Work Day

Assigned:

  • Start Project 02 Rigging (25%)

Wed 10/16

Proj 2

Due:

  • Project 02 Rigging 25%

Topic:

  • Rigging an Entire Body

Assigned:

  • Finish Rigging Project 02
  • Post #10A: Short Film Proposal
  • 4 Digital Tutor Videos (See Assignment Page)
Week  9

Mon 10/21

Proj 2

Due:

  • Post #10A: Short Film Proposal

Topic:

  • Acting
  • Thumbnailing Exercise In-Class
  • Small Group Critique: Short Film

Assigned:

  • Start Project 02 Animation blocking

Wed 10/23

Short Film

Due:

  • Project 02: Rigging Done

Topic:

  • Animation

 

Assigned:

  • Post #10B: Post your Short Film Storyboard Draft 01
  • Project 02 Animation 50%
Week  10

Mon 10/28

Proj 2

Due:

  • Project 02: Animation 50%
  • Post #10B: Post your Short Film Storyboard Draft 01

Topic:

  • Animation
  • Work Day

Assigned:

  • Project 02 Animation
  • Post #11: Project 02 Dynamic Pose Render

Wed 10/30

Short Film

Due:

  • Project 02 Animation Done
  • Post#11: Project 02 Dynamic Pose Render
  • EXTRA: Rendered Pumpkin

Topic:

  • Rendering
  • Lighting
  • 1/2 Work Day

Assigned:

  • Post#12: Final Project 02 Video
Week  11

11/4 Mon

Short Film

Due:

  • Post #12: Final Project 02 Video

Topic:

  • Critique: Project 02
  • Short Film Production Strategy

Assigned:

  • Short Film Strategy Forms
  • Short Film: Storyboard Draft 02

11/6 Wed

Short Film

Due:

  • Storyboard Draft 02

Topic:

  • Group Critique: Story progress
  • Story DVD Part 1

Assigned:

  • Post #13A: Finished Short Film Storyboard (Turn In Class Folder)
  • Short Film Production Schedule
Week  12

11/11 Mon

Veteran's Day - No Class

11/13 Wed

Short Film

Due:

Topic:

  • 1/2 Work Day
  • Peer Critique Stories

Assigned:

  • Post #13B: Short Film Production Progress
  • Post #14: Falling Leaf Animation
Week  13

11/18 Mon

Short Film

Due:

  • Post #13B: Short Film Production Progress
  • Post #14: Falling Leaf Animation

Topic:

  • Individual meeting: Graded Progress Checkpoint 1/3
  • Presentations Round 01 (7)

Assigned:

  • No Homework

11/20 Wed

Short Film

Due:

  • Nothing

Topic:

  • Box Modeling Method
  • Face Modeling Method
  • Presentations Round 02 (5)

Assigned:

  • Post #15: Post your Short Film Production progress, research, etc.
  • Follow your schedule
Week  14

11/25 Mon

Short Film

Due:

  • Approx. Goal: Animatic 1/3
  • Post #15: Post your Short Film Production progress, research, etc.

Topic:

  • Presentations Round 03 (4)
  • 1/2 Work Day

Assigned:

  • Post #16: Post your Short Film Production progress, research, etc.

Wed 11/25

Thanksgiving Break - No Class

Week  15

12/3 Mon

Short Film

Due:

  • Approx. Goal: Animatic 2/3
  • Post #16: Post your Short Film Production progress, research, etc.

Topic:

  • Individual Meetings: Graded Progress Checkpoint 2/3
  • Texturing Review
  • 1/2 Work Day
  • Sound Design Field Trip!

12/5 Wed

Short Film

Due:

  • Approx. Production Asset: 2/3 done

Topic:

  • Lighting & Advanced Rendering

Assigned:

  • Post #17: Short Film Progress
  • Follow Your Schedule
Week  16

12/09 Mon

Short Film

Due:

  • Approx. Goal: Animatic Finished
  • Post #17: Short Film Progress

Topic:

  • Individual Meeting: Graded Progress Checkpoint 3/3
  • Work Day

 

Assigned:

  • Follow your schedule

12/11 Wed

Short Film

Due:

  • Follow your schedule

Topic:

  • Work Day

Assigned:

Week  17

12/17 Tues

Due:

Topic:

  • Final Exam
  • 8:30AM

Assigned:

  • Relaxation