August 26

Introduction to the class materials, overview, expectations, term projects, and online form Sneak preview: class material and variety of aspects in 3D computer graphics. Intro to 3 Dimension Computer Graphic and Animation Aspect of Computer Graphic (CG) Catch up with “Maya interface and General concepts “ Concepts Maya Workspace

August 28

Lecture: The Basic, concept of 3D workspace and modeling
In class exercise: Working with primitive objects

Assignment: Project One, “Optical Art “Combine primitives to construct creative models that are influenced by the work of Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Please consider using the simple shapes, such as triangles, squares, circles, and rectangles, flat colors, color contrast/composition, and element of design/composition. You will create 3 different designs of Optical Art and PRINT OUT AT LEAST ONE EACH of DESIGN in 15"X15" Due September 9, 2008

Step One - Research: Everything starts with the inspiration! All DUE Sep 2, 08 (Post them on your Blog)

  • Fine 10 optical artworks from online or BGSU library (names of artists and artworks)
  • Take your own photograph of pattern or texture of variety of objects/natures or find high quality images online (must be at least 400 X 400 px) 10 images at least
  • Tip: Wall paper patterns are useful resource to look at.