Class Schedule - Fall 2007 - ARTC 413 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
Week 1
26 Tues Syllabus, introductions, story, concept statements, brainstorming, inclass exercise-story machine, final story parameters, pitch bibles, watch animations Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Setup class blog
  • Find 10 creative characters
  • Write 12 concept statements
  • Get 3-ring binder for anim. bible
  •  
    28 Thur Quiz over Ch. 1
    Reading, themes, genres, plot, story structure continued
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 2 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Comment on three people's blogs (suggest best stories and why)
  • Select 2 concept statements and write 2 six sentence stories
  • Due:
  • Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Blog with 12 concepts
  • Comments on blogs Due Fri 4pm
  • September
    Week 2
    2 Tues Quiz over Ch. 2
    Discuss the found characters, critique six sentence stories.
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 3 Ideas for Anim.
  • Comments on the six sentence stories due Fri 4pm.
  • Write final story premise and six sentence story
  • 6 possible character sketches
  • Due:
  • Reading Ch. 2 Ideas in Anim.
  • 10 creative characters
  • 4 Thur Story Development continued
    Week 3
    9 Tues Quiz over Ch. 3
    Discuss the final animation story premises
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 4 Ideas for Anim.
  • Revise the story
  • Character Profile Description
  • Due:
  • Ch. 3 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Story Premise & 6 sentence story
  • Drawings of 6 possible chars.
  • 11 Thur Character Development, Killer Endings Assigned:
  • Draw 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions
  •  
    Week 4
    16 Tues Quiz over Ch. 4
    Character Design
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 5 Ideas for Anim.
  • Due:
  • Ch. 4 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Revised story posted on blog
  • Drawings of 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions of main character
  • Character Profile Description form
  • 18 Thur Story Critiques, Scripts for animation, examples of model sheets, Ottawa International Anim. Assigned:
  • Story Script
  • Character Model sheet
  •  
    Week 5
    23 Tues Quiz over Ch. 5
    Character modeling in Maya
    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 7 Ideas for Anim.
  • Model Character in Maya & prepare UV layout
  • Due:
  • Ch. 5 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Model sheets of main character
  • Story script
  • 25 Thur  
    Week 6
    30 Tues Quiz over Ch. 7
    Character modeling
    Assigned:
  • Refined Character Model
  • Concept Art & floorplan
  • Due:
  • Ch. 7 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Rough Character model
  • October
    2 Thur Character modeling continued  
    Week 7
    7 Tues Assigned:
  • Revised Concept/Setting Art
  • model environment and props & prepare UV layout
  • UV layout for the main character
  • Due:
  • Revised character model
  • Setting/concept art & 1 floor plan
  • 9 Thur UV layout for characters    
    Week 8
    14 Tues Storyboarding Assigned:
    Storyboard version 1
    Due:
  • Revised Concept Art
  • Models of env. and props (only UV layout not textured or lit)
  • 16 Thur  
    Week 9
    21 Tues Assigned:
  • Storyboard version 2
  • UV Texture and Light environment and character
  • Due:
  • Storyboard version 1
  • 23 Thur   Due:
    Week 10
    28 Tues Assigned:
  • Storyboard version 3
  • Rig character (add joints)
  • Due:
  • Storyboard version 2
  • UV Layout on character
  • UV Textures & Lighting on environment and character
  • 30 Thur Assigned:
  • Rig the lower body with IK
  • Due:
  • Rig character with joints
  • November
    Week 11
    4 Tues   Due:
  • Storyboard version 3
  • Lower body rigged with IK
  • 6 Thur Assigned:
  • Rig the upper body with IK/FK
  •  
    Week 12
    11 Tues Veteren's Day
    13 Thur Assigned:
  • Rig hand controls
  • Rig Facial features
  • Due:
  • Upper body rigged with IK/FK
  • Rigged hand controls
  • Week 13
    18 Tues Animatics Assigned:
  • Animatic version 1 with sound
  •  
    20 Thur
    Week 14
    25 Tues Rough Animatic Critique Assigned:
  • Skinning of the character
  • Animatic version 2
  • Due:
  • Rigged facial features
  • Animatic version 1 with sound
  • 27 Thur Thanksgiving Break    
    December
    Week 15
    2 Tues Assigned:
  • Story reel (Animatic in motion)
  • Walk sequence
  • Due:
  • Skinned character
  • Animatic version 2
  • 4 Thur    
    Week 16
    9 Tues   Due:
  • Walk sequence
  • 11 Thur    
    Week 17
    Dec 18 Scene and character modeled, textured and lit; Animation Bible done; animation exercise and story reel on data DVD.   Due: at 10:45 am