WEEK 1

Jan. 11

Intro to class and materials
Watch: Animated Motion by Norman McKlanken
Animation Tools (Maya 2010)
Working with Key Frames, Animation Preference
Working with Play Blast

Jan. 13

Basic Animation Principles: Sliding Boxes (Maya 2010)
Conceptual: Timing, Spacing, Easing in/out, and Moving Hold

 

WEEK 2

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - BGSU Closed

Jan. 20

Animated Colors (Maya 2010)
Working with Sound (Adobe Audition or Sound Booth with Maya 2010)
Assignment Project 1: Animopt

 

WEEK 3

Jan. 25

Working with Video (Adobe After Effect)

Jan. 27

Work section

 

WEEK 4

Feb. 1

Due Project 1: Animopt
Single Bouncing ball

Feb. 3

Two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

 

WEEK 5

Feb. 8

Collision of two different weight balls (light/Heavy)

Newton's Laws of Motion

  1. Newton's Laws of Motion VIDEO
  2. Newton's Laws of Motion VIDEO
  3. Newton's Laws of Motion VIDEO

Feb. 10

Assignment Project 2: Obstacle Course
Watch: Broadcasting Camera Techniques Video

 

WEEK 6

Feb. 15

Pendulum Rigging
Pendulum Animating
Easing In and Easing Out
A simple pendulum: A body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity, commonly used to regulate various devices, especially clocks.

Feb. 17

Three Chains Pendulum Rigging

 

WEEK 7

Feb. 22

Three Chains Pendulum Animating
Overlapping and following through

Feb. 24

Work Section

 

WEEK 8

March 1

Due Project 2: Obstacle Course
Tailor part 1: Rigging

March 3

Tailor part 2: Continue Animating
Arc and Path animation
Assignment Project 3: “The Tailor Join In”

 

WEEK 9

March 8 -12: Spring Recess - No Classes

 

WEEK 10

March 15

Two Legs: Rigging

March 17

Two Legs: Walking

WEEK 11

March 22

Due Project 3: “The Tailor Join In”
Two Legs: Running

March 24

Two Legs: Running (final)

 

WEEK 12

March 29

Assignment Final project: Two Legs, “How can I get there?”
Two Legs: Jumping

March 31

Two Legs: Jumping (final)

 

WEEK 13

April 5 – 7

Work Section

 

WEEK 14

April  12 – 14

Work Section

 

WEEK 15

April 19 – 21

Work Section

 

WEEK 16

April 26

Work Section

April 28

Final Due and last day of class

Last Day of the Class

 

WEEK 17s

Final Examinations
No class / No accept late work