Term assignments and projects

The structures of the exercises are designed for students to understand the functionality of tools that are available in Maya for character animation and story telling. Students will follow the in-class instructions step by step as presented by the instructor. Students also need to work on given assignment for story telling. If the assignments are not completed in the class within the time allowed, you don't need to resubmit. This is because students will be working on extended exercises outside the class.

5 In – Class Exercises: There might be some adjustment regarding to exercises. This will depend on the level of students in contrast of ARTC 413 from last semester.
(10 points)

Assignment One: "Walking" (QuickTime) DUE Jan 17th
Assignment Two: "Running" Due Febuary7th
Assignment Three: "Jumping" DUE February 14th
Assignment Four: "Heavy Lifting” DUE February 21st
Assignment Five: "Facial Expression; " Talking" DUE March 14th

Term Project

Part One: "Final Story Reel" DUE Jan 17th (week 2) (5 points)
Part Two: Modeling and Scene DUE Jan 24th (week 3) (5 points)
Part Three: “Initial Shots Animatic” (QuickTime) DUE February 12th (Week 4) (5 points)
Part Four: “Initial Sounds matching with the Shots” (QuickTime) DUE February 12th (Week 4) (5 points)
Part Five:"Final Rigs" (QuickTime) DUE February 12th (Week 6) (5 points)
Part Six: “Shots Breakdown” (QuickTime) DUE Feb. 21st (week 8) (5 points)
Part Seven : “Blocking State Base on the Shots in 1/2 of Story” (QuickTime) DUE March 14th (week 10) (5 points)
Part Eight: “Blocking State Base on the Shots in 2/2 of Story” (QuickTime) DUE March 21st (week 11) (5 points)
Part Nine: “Breakdown State Base on the 1/2 Blocking State in 1/3 of Story” (QuickTime) DUE April 4th (week 13) (5 points)
Part Ten: “Breakdown State Base on the 2/2 Blocking State in 1/3 of Story” (QuickTime) DUE April 11th (week 14) (5 points)
Part Eleven:Final Production; Composite, Lights, Motion, and Storytelling (QuickTime) DUE April 30th (week 17) (30 points)

Requirement for each of the assignment and the term projects

  • Each period of class project, students must bring all the work progress to every class section until the due date.
  • For all seven in class exercises, you will need to turn in only Quick Time movie (720x480pixels) with H.264 compression. Don't turn in Maya files.
  • For all three projects and final project, you will need to turn in each project directory on CD, this includes Maya files (.mb), Quick time movie H.264 compression (720x480) and Mpeg2-DVD with PMC sound. and all relate contents (texture files and such). NOTE* don't need to turn in sequential images.
  • The final output on all assignments and final project will be on DVD disc if the file size is larger than 700MB.
  • You are required to update your artworks on your digital arts student portfolio during this semester.