Class hours: 10:05 – 2:45
Mr. Bohmann | email@example.com
10:05 Today’s Notes & Attendance
Today is a Wacky Wednesday
CTE Multicultural/Multilingual Affinity Group is meeting today
We’ll do our afternoon break at 12:50 today.
SkillsUSA kicks off tomorrow. Do you have your partner lined up?
10:10 Ball Bounce Demo – Review
Key points from yesterday include the graph editor and the dopesheet. We’ll used a control to move the ball. This will makes animation easier and allows us control over the ball rotation
Some shortcut keys you may find helpful:
- Control + Tab to move back and forth from the dope editor to the graph sheet
- Shift + H to hide parts of the graph editor
- Home – to frame up your camera in the workspace or to see the whole timeline / graph editor
- V to look at the handles in the graph editor
- Control + Middle Mouse to scale graph editor and dope sheet
10:20 Careers in Animation
Careers in the Animation Field – so many!
There are a lot of careers in the field of Animation. Here’s a list of some.
More artistic jobs:
Pre-visualization (previz) artist
Matte painting artist
Lighting artist (sometimes seen as more technical)
More technical jobs:
Rigging Technical Director (TD)Fx TD
Head of Tools (R & D)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Director of Photography
Investigate one Artistic Job and one Technical Job and one Supervisor Job
(TD stands for technical director).
Select ones that look interesting to you, read about them and do a little research.
To earn an A for this assignment, do your homework. Your words, more than cut and paste. Assignment is in Google Classroom. Investigate, learn, share.
BTW – I used ChatGPT to look up a job. So easy to cut and paste and not really read the results. Be sure you answer thoroughly the questions on the worksheet. I want to know what you think.
11:00 Box Modeling Practice – A Simple Bird
Let’s get back to Blender and use a box modeling approach to create a simple bird that we’ll use for a future animation that we’ll be building next week. Don’t worry about the rest of the scene.
We’ll use a subdivision surface modifier and some loop cuts to make our bird. The difference between a truly outstanding modeler and a good one is in the details.
Make a Quarter 3 Folder on Google Drive.
With time that is remaining, use to work on your Ball Animation – see assignment from yesterday. Ask for help if you need it.
12:25 Independent Reading
1:00 Unity – Our CAWD2 Game Engine
We’ll look at the absolute basics of the Unity game engine.
- Starting a project
- The Unity Interface
- Creating GameObjects
- Looking Around
- Our First Script – and how they work
Dailies can be placed in the CAWD2 Dailies Folder on the CAWD2 Public Folders drive