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Final Projects are below. Let me know if I missed any. Thanks and great job! 🙂

Animation 

  1. Kaleo
  2. Richard
  3. Livia
  4. Zach
  5. Jordan
  6. Moss
  7. Jesus
  8. Rafael

After Effects 

  1. Cole
  2. Jordy
  3. Zach
  4. Luke
  5. EJ
  6. Aidan
  7. Carlos
  8. Sam
  9. Hannia
  10. Eric
  11. Alyssa
  12. Allison

Websites 

  1. Daniel
  2. Heather
  3. Ariana
  4. Kasandra
  5. Van
  6. Grady
  7. Joseph
  8. Delikio
  9. Dylan
  10. Trevor
  11. Daniel Streeter

Interactive Design (some of these are .fla files. You will need to download and open them in Adobe Animate)

  1. Bernadette (fla)
  2. Kasandra (zip with fla)
  3. Ariana (html)
  4. Ariana Honors Project (html)
  5. Aspen
  6. Daniel
  7. Heather, Van, Amelia – (the files are too large to upload but you did a nice job!) 🙂

Game Design 

  1. David –readme file, game
  2. Blake
  3. Ben M.
  4. Ben B.
  5. Brock
  6. Caleb
  7. Carlos
  8. Josh
  9. Marissa
  10. Michael
  11. Nick
  12. Selena
  13. Byron

Mobile Design 

Since the design versions of these projects are mostly in XD, I didn’t post them. If you want me to post yours, make a video of it in XD and share it with me. 🙂

All Classes

Hello Students,

Monday, May 18th is the last day of school and the last day to turn in any work you’ve done this semester. I cannot accept any work after this date.

Your Options
If you are concerned about not being able to turn in the necessary class work, there is an option you can consider – taking an incomplete grade for the class and retaking it (at no charge) in the fall. Going this route would simply mean finishing your work for the class in the fall.

If you’re close to finishing the class work, I don’t recommend taking the incomplete. Just turn in the work you’ve completed. If you’ve done a good job on an appropriate amount of the class work, you have a good chance of passing the class. If you’re far away from finishing the class work, you might want to consider taking the incomplete grade. Feel free to write me, so we can discuss your situation.

Thank You!
Thank you for a great semester (despite the unexpected interruption). I’ve enjoyed working with you and look forward to seeing many of you again in the fall.

Any final work that’s turned in today, which I can share with the class – including animations, websites, After Effects projects, interactive designs, games, etc. – I will put on the website, so we can all enjoy it. Please check back at the end of the day to see what’s been posted.

Thanks again and have a great summer! 🙂

Greg

Game Design – week 18

Classroom

Monday

  • No more presentations due
  • Check out this interesting article about board games
  • Please watch the video below
  • If you would like to sign up to play one of two games I created at the upcoming online Con of Champions (May 24th and 25th) please see the information on this page and send me an e-mail if you would like to play. I will provide you with a badge to play (you won’t need to pay anything) but you will need to own the Tabletop Simulator software and be able to run it on your computer. Please let me know which game you want to play, and what day and time

Wednesday

  • No video today.
  • Check out the amazing Unreal Engine 5 video
  • Please finish uploading any game art to the Gamecrafter website
  • Please finish and upload your Twine games by Monday May 18th (upload the entire folder that has all your game assets in it)
  • If you would like to sign up to play one of two games I created at the upcoming online Con of Champions (May 24th and 25th) please see the information on this page and send me an e-mail if you would like to play. I will provide you with a badge to play (you won’t need to pay anything) but you will need to own the Tabletop Simulator software and be able to run it on your computer. Please let me know which game you want to play, and what day and time
  • Let me know if you have questions or any problems with which I can help you

Assignments

  • Finish uploading everything for your game to the gamecrafter website
  • Finish your Twine game

 

Mobile App Design – week 18

Classroom

Tuesday

Thursday

  • Thursday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • The new video is below. It shows the final steps in the process of building an app
  • Link to online meeting

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver – Due May 18th

After Effects – week 18

Classroom

Monday

  1. Please watch the video below.
  2. No more presentations due.
  3. No more online tutorials to do.
  4. No more demos of After Effects techniques.
  5. It’s finals week. Time to finish all your work for the class. If you have questions or problems, please let me know.
  6. Everything is due on Monday, May 18th. What is due:
    1. All the book chapters (except the last one)
    2. The presentation you gave in class (or posted online
    3. Projects 1-3.
  7. If you have trouble running After Effects on your computer, this article may have some information that will help
  8. If you are having trouble figuring out what to do with Project 3, you can always do a project about how the virus is affecting your life or the life of someone you know

Wednesday

  1. No video today.
  2. Please finish your work and upload it to your folder by Monday.
  3. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Assignment

  • Finish Project 3
  • Finish all the chapters in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder. You do not have to do chapter 15 in the book, about rendering files, because you’ve been doing that all semester already

Web design – week 18

  Classroom

Monday

    1. Please watch the video below
    2. Here is the link to the landing page article I posted last week. I’m putting it here again because it’s the topic of today’s video:: How to Create a Compelling Landing Page
    3. Final website is due May 18th. You will need to send me a link to your final website, so I can give you a grade. Since you made your own Siteground account, I have no way of knowing where your website is unless you send me a link.

Wednesday

  1. No video today. Please finish your website by Monday and send me a link to it.
  2. Let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Assignments  

  1. Work on your final web design project – due May 18th

 

Web design – week 17

  Classroom

Monday

    1. Please watch the video below
    2. Here is the link to the landing page article I posted last week. I’m putting it here again because it’s the topic of today’s video:: How to Create a Compelling Landing Page
    3. Final website is due May 18th. You will need to send me a link to your final website, so I can give you a grade. Since you made your own Siteground account, I have no way of knowing where your website is unless you send me a link.

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Remember to send me a link to your final website project

Assignments  

  1. Work on your final web design project – due May 18th

 

Animation – week 18

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. I decided against making a video today because I only have three things to tell you:
    1. Here are some final animations from a couple of students: Zach, Livia
    2. Here’s one last cognitive drawing for you to do to wrap up the semester. I’d like you to draw the same muscleman you drew at the beginning of the semester. The template is here (it says “before” on it, but you can use it as an “after” template, meaning it’s what you did at the end of the semester)
    3. Please finish your animations, upload them, and let me know where they are
  2. What is expected for your final animation project:
  • An animation of any reasonable length (in other words, not 10 seconds long or 10 minutes long). An animation of 1 minute or more would be great, but if it ends up you only get 30 seconds or fewer worth of animation done, I will understand
  • Black and white or color – I know it will be hard to color every frame, so black and white or partial black and white/partial color is fine
  • Some type of sound – whether it’s a music soundtrack playing in the back, sound effects, or some combination of both
  • At least one background image – the better this looks, the better your animation will look
  • Some type of plot – either based on the story idea you came up with earlier in the semester, or on an abbreviated version of that idea, or based a new idea you came up with. Plots usually involve:
    • A character who wants something
    • The character goes after their goal and experiences obstacles
    • They either defeat the obstacles and achieve the goal or fail in their endeavors
  • Export your final file as a video (File/Export/Export video), upload it to your Google Drive folder and send me an e-mail telling me the file name. Due May 18th.

Thursday

  1. Please finish your animation!
  2. No more cognitive drawing exercise
  3. No more animation demos
  4. The deadline is May 18th for your final animation

Assignments

  1. Please  work on your final animation. The deadline is May 18th

Mobile App Design – week 17

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday morning  at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • Here are the new files to download MyApp7
  • The new video is below
  • Link to online meeting

Thursday

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver – Due May 18th

Game Design – week 17

Classroom

Monday

  • Presentations due: Nicholas, Marissa . Please post in your Google Drive folder.
  • Please watch the video below

Wednesday

Assignments

  • Finish uploading everything for your game to the gamecrafter website
  • Work on a Twine game

 

After Effects – week 17

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation due: EJ. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please do the following tutorial:
    1. Remove a large object from a video
  3. Please watch the video below.
  4. Please work on Project 3 – deadline is May 6th

Wednesday

  1. No more presentations due.
  2. Please do the following tutorial:
    1. Simulate objects underwater
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. Project 3 is due today – please upload it to your Google Drive and let me know it’s there

Assignment

  • Finish Project 3
  • Finish all the chapters in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder. You do not have to do chapter 15 in the book, about rendering files, because you’ve been doing that all semester already

Interactive Design – week 17

Classroom

Tuesday

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 3: work on your animated game – due on May 18th

Web design – week 16

  Classroom

Monday

    1. If you are a fan of website nostalgia, check out this article about a fun online game to play
    2. Please watch the video below
    3. Final website is due May 18th

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Here is the link to the landing page article I posted last week. I’m putting it here again because it’s the topic of today’s video:: How to Create a Compelling Landing Page

Assignments  

  1. Work on your final web design project – due May 18th

 

After Effects – week 16

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation due: Eric. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Presentations to watch and comment on in the website forum:
    1. Quintin
    2. Eric
  3. Please do the following tutorials (the second tutorial doesn’t have a video. You just have to follow the written instructions):
    1. Cut out an object with masks
    2. Animate an infographic
  4. Please watch the video below. Click the following link to download the “peace heart” vector graphic.
  5. Please work on Project 3 – deadline is May 6th

Wednesday

  1. Presentation due: Alex . Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please do the following tutorials (these tutorials don’t have videos. You just have to follow the written instructions):
    1. Create grungy effects
    2. Make a kaleidoscope effect
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. 3D peace symbol angled
  5. Make an object rotate forever in 3D
  6. Please work on Project 3 – deadline is May 6th

Assignment

  • Work on Project 3
  • Do chapter 14 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder. You do not have to do chapter 15 in the book, about rendering files, because you’ve been doing that all semester already

Animation – week 16

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  3. Here is a student solid drawing exercise file to check out:
    1. Livia
  4. 12 Principles of Animation:  12. Appeal
  5. Do an appeal exercise: draw a character who is appealing, using techniques described in the video above. See my video for an example.
  6. Please  work on your final animation. The deadline is May 18th

Thursday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  3. Please watch this video: Managing Colors in Adobe Animate
  4. Please watch this video (at the bottom of the page): Color-coded onion-skinning
  5. Types of animation coloring which I discuss in my video today:
    1. Black on white animation
      1. Side effects
    2. White on black animation
      1. Looking glass
    3. Full  color  animation
      1. Spring herald
  6. Here are examples of student exercises in appeal:
    1. Zach
    2. Livia
  7. Please  work on your final animation. The deadline is May 18th

Assignments

  1. Please  work on your final animation. The deadline is May 18th

Mobile App Design – week 16

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday morning  at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • Here are the new files to download MyApp5
  • The new videos are below. The first one is where I encounter problems, and the second one is where I solve them. Note: I will fix the problem with the dropdown menu being open on the “World” page on Thursday (I found the fix for it after I finished the videos) 🙂
  • NEW MEETING LINK
  • PASSWORD IS 054587

Thursday

  • Thursday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • Here is a link to commonly used jQuery Mobile code
  • Here are the new files to download MyApp6
  • The new video is below
  • Link to online meeting
  • If there’s a problem with the meeting link, e-mail me and I will fix it.

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver – Due May 18th

Interactive Design – week 16

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday afternoon at 3:15pm, we will meet as a class over Zoom
  • Please check out these new project Notes
  • Link to join online meeting
  • Note: if the link doesn’t work, e-mail me. I’ll put a new one up.

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 3: work on your animated game – due on May 18th

Game Design – week 16

Classroom

Monday

Wednesday

Assignments

  • Finish uploading everything for your game to the gamecrafter website
  • Start work on a Twine game

 

After Effects – week 15

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations due: Chase. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please do this Motion Background tutorial. There are no files to download. You  will also (briefly) use Adobe Illustrator to do this tutorial.
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. If you have questions, please post them in the class forum
  5. Please work on Project 3

Wednesday

  1. Presentations due: Quintin. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. I have graded all the Project 2 files I found in your Google Drive folders and the grades are in D2L. If you haven’t uploaded yours yet, please do so and send me an e-mail letting me know it’s there
  3. If you haven’t done project 2, and don’t think you’re going to get project 3 done, you need to contact me immediately to talk about your options for the class
  4. Please do these tutorials:
    1. Convert Illustrator Layers to Shape Layers
    2. Create Transparency with Luna Matte
  5. Please watch the video below. Click the following link to download the “peace heart” vector graphic:

Assignment

  • Work on Project 3
  • Do chapter 13 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder

Game Design – week 15

Classroom

Monday

  • Presentations due:  Maximo. Please post in your Google Drive folder.
  • Please watch the video below
  • Your games are due (for real) at the end of this week
  • If you have questions or comments, you can put them in the website forum

Wednesday

  • Article: Gaming Sales are Up but Production is Down
  • Want to play test your game at a virtual game convention? Check this out!
  • Please finish and upload all your game components to the gamecrafter website by this Friday. If you can’t possibly do this, please e-mail and let me know, so we can work something out.
  • Please watch the video below
  • Presentations due: Sonny, Selena
  • In the video below, I do a lecture about the popular game Monopoly. Beneath the video are links to information about the game
  • Video: Is Monopoly Broken or Brilliant?
  • History
    1. Monopoly is derived from The Landlord’s Game created by Lizzie Magie in the United States in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that an economy which rewards wealth creation is better than one where monopolists work under few constraints,[1] and to promote the economic theories of Henry George—in particular his ideas about taxation.[3] It was first published by Parker Brothers in 1935. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity.
    2. 30 years of play testing
    3. Essentially stolen by Charles Darrow from the inventor, Lizzie Magie, who eventually received $500 for it
    4. Was sold during the depression for $4 a game. Darrow was an unemployed plumber, and was hand-making sets and trying to feed his family.
    5. It was popular in the depression because people could spend money and buy properties
    6. Darrow inverted the purpose of the game: now the goal is to bankrupt everyone and own a monopoly
    7. Is more than 100 years old
    8. International tournaments where players win more than $20K if they are the champion
    9. Was used to help prisoners escape in WWII
    10. Played in over 100 countries
    11. House rules make players feel like they are part of the game. Virtually no one plays by the written rules.
    • How the game works:
      1. In the game, players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares; players can end up in jail, which they cannot move from until they have met one of several conditions.
    • Aesthetics – visuals
    • Mechanics – rules
    • Dynamics – House rules
      1. The game has numerous house rules, and hundreds of different editions exist, as well as many spin-offs and related media. Monopoly has become a part of international popular culture, having been licensed locally in more than 103 countries and printed in more than 37 languages.

Assignments

  • Get a Tabletop Simulator account and test out your game in that environment
  • Get your game graphics finished and uploaded to the Gamecrafter website by  April 24th

 

Animation – week 15

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Presentation due today: Nicholas. Please put your presentation in your folder
  2. Using gray scale to paint backgrounds as a way to determine lighting
  3. Consider your background as a character in your story, with a set personality. Look at these hand-painted animation backgrounds
  4. On your own time, check out the Artstation website
  5. Look at Adobe Color Wheel and Colourlovers websites, and associated features in Adobe Illustrator (Color Themes palette)
  6. Pick a color palette for this background
  7. Please watch the video below
  8. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  9. Here is a student  exaggeration exercise file to check out:
    1. Livia
  10. Feel free to post any questions or comments in the class forum
  11. Work on your storyboard. When it is finished, please begin work on your final animation

Thursday

  1. No more presentations due this semester
  2. Please watch the video below
  3. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  4. 12 Principles of Animation:  11. Solid Drawing
  5. Do a solid drawing exercise: draw a character you first build using 3D shapes like spheres, rectangles, cylinders. See my video for an example.
  6. Here’s an example of a student exercise in Solid Drawing:
    1. Zach
  7. Here’s an example of the colored background from Tuesday:
    1. Background – Livia
  8. Work on your storyboard. When it is finished, please send me a link, and begin work on your final animation

Assignments

  1. Work on your storyboard. When it is finished, please send me a link, and begin work on your final animation

Web design – week 15

  Classroom

Monday

    1. I have graded the first websites you made and your CSS tests. The grade for your website is the “2nd Quarter Grade,” and for your test it is the “3rd Quarter Grade” in D2L
    2. Please watch the video below
    3. Please post any questions in the class forum

Wednesday

  1. A student asked if I could write down the requirements for the final website project, so here they are:
    1. Create your new website on Siteground using the link I provided
    2. Make a website that uses a WordPress theme which provides you with several templates to make different kind of websites. Examples of these types of themes are OceanWP and Astra (this is the one I’m using in the videos). You don’t have to used the paid version of these themes. You can use the free version.
    3. Make your website have at least 5 sections (pages). Typically these are things like Home, About, Contact, Services or Products, and Gallery or Portfolio, depending on what type of site you’re making
    4. Consider using the Woocommerce  plugin to make your site an e-commerce site (not required)
    5. Watch the videos I’m posting to see how you can take the placeholder content in a website template and update it with your own content
    6. Make any kind of site you like. Keep in mind, you can keep the website going after you’re done with the class by paying Siteground a low monthly fee (I think it’s $3.99/month for the next year).
    7. Let me know if you have questions
  2. Article: How to Create a Compelling Landing Page
  3. Please watch the video below

Assignments  

  1. Work on your final web design project