After Effects – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations due:  Isaac. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please do the following tutorials:
    1. Isolate elements with the rotobrush
    2. Refline edges of a rotobrush selection
  3. Presentations already turned in (please view these and put comments about them in the website forum):
    1. Carlos Lopez
    2. Alyssa (you will need to download the file to view it)
  4. Please watch the video below
  5. New Project Assigned: Project 3 – please watch the video for more details.
    1. Create a 2-minute long After Effects project that describes a way we can improve the post-pandemic world. In other words, what are some of the positive changes we can try to make happen after the world has moved past this pandemic
    2. Use text, images, sound, video, etc.
    3. Read this article for some ideas
    4. Free music for your projects
    5. Project deadline is May 6th
  6. If you have questions, please post them in the class forum
  7. Project 2 (if there is an asterisk next to your name, or it says “coming soon,” please upload your project to your Google Drive and send me a link to it).  Click  the  links to view student projects and then please give them feedback in the website forum
      1. Jordy
      2. Sam Decker
      3. Sofi*
      4. Zach
      5. Allison
      6. Carlos Caro (coming soon)
      7. Cecelia
      8. Aidan (coming soon)
      9. Hannia (coming soon)
      10. Carlos Lopez
      11. Alyssa (coming soon)
      12. Isacc*
      13. Luke
      14. Chase
      15. Quintin*
      16. Eric
      17. Alex*

    *Please send me a link to this file in your Google Drive folder

Wednesday

  1. Presentations due: Cecelia. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please take a look at Ideas for Project 3
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. Please do the following tutorials:
    1. Remove unwanted elements with content-aware fill
    2. Fill text with video using track mattes

Assignment

  • Start work on Project 3
  • Do chapter 12 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder

Game Design – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  • Presentations due:  Carlos. Please post in your Google Drive folder.
  • Presentations posted. Please view the following presentations and put feedback about them into the website forum)
  • Please watch the video below
  • I will look at the game content you uploaded to the gamecrafter website  and give you feedback
  • Put take the extra time you have to work on your games and make them as good as possible
  • If you have questions or comments, you can put them in the website forum

Wednesday

  • Please watch the video below
  • Presentations due: Max
  • Presentations:
  • Please continue to work on your game

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

 

Web design – week 14

  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. Take-home test due today. Please name it “csstest.html” and put it in your folder
    4. Grading: I am working on grades for your websites and your take-home tests and will get those to you as soon as possible
    5. After you finish your take-home test, it will be time to start work on your second, and final, website project. The web hosting company, Siteground, is providing webhosting to us free for 3 months. Sign up for your free Siteground hosting account, using your Pima e-mail address, here
    6. Please post any questions in the class forum

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Please take a look at these website considerations
  3. Continue to work on your new website

Assignments  

  1. Turn in your CSS take-home test
  2. Sign up for a free site at Siteground and start working on your final web design project

 

Animation – week 14

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Presentation due today: Moss. Please put your presentation in your folder
  2. Please view these presentations and give the students feedback  in the website forum:
    1. Alia
    2. Jesse
    3. Richard
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. How to use the camera in Animate
  5. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  6. Please send me a link to your finished 12 principles of animation exercise (we just did exercise 8. Secondary Action) and your finished storyboards, so I can share them with students
  7. Here are some student timing exercise files to check out:
    1. Zach
    2. Livia
  8. Here’s a cool flipbook animation you might enjoy
  9. Studio Ghibli turned some ancient scrolls into a full animation. Check it out here
  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. Presentations due: Nick. Please put your presentation in your folder
  2. Please check out Moss’ presentation and give him some feedback in the website forum
  3. Please check out these two animation exercises and a storyboard by Weston:
    1. Secondary action exercise
    2. Timing exercise
    3. Storyboard
  4. Please watch the video below
  5. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  6. 12 Principles of Animation:  10. Exaggeration
  7. Do an exaggeration  animation exercise: animate a character doing an action and exaggerate one of the poses a great deal (as the animator does with one frame of the cat jumping in the video). See my video for an example.
  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

Interactive Design – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 3: work on your initial concepts and sketches

Mobile App Design – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video. You will want to click the link a few minutes early, as you may need to download the Zoom software to join the video
  • We will be working on how to build a simple app. Here’s a link to the compressed MyApp files and below is a video on how to build a simple homepage for an app in Dreamweaver
  • Link to online meeting

Thursday

  • Thursday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • We will be working on how to build a simple app
  • Here are the new files to download MyApp2
  • The new video is below
  • Link to online meeting

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver

Animation – week 13

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Presentation due today: Alia. Please put your presentation in your folder
  2. Please view these presentations and give the students feedback  in the website forum:
    1. Livia
    2. Kaleo
    3. Daniel
    4. Jesse (coming soon)
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  5. Please send me a link to your finished 12 principles of animation exercise (we just did exercise 8. Secondary Action) and your finished storyboards, so I can share them with students
  6. Here are some student exercise files:
    1. Zach
    2. Livia
  7. Feel free to post any questions or comments in the class forum
  8. Work on your storyboard. When it is finished, please begin work on your final animation

Thursday

  1. Presentations due: Richard. Please put your presentation in your folder
  2. A generous student has offered to loan out a couple of drawing tablets to other students who need them. If you are interested, please e-mail me (gjloumeau@pima.edu)
  3. Kaleo pointed out that ToonBoom is offering temporary licenses to use the Storyboard Pro software, if you need one.
  4. Please watch the video below
  5. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  6. 12 Principles of Animation:  9. Timing
  7. Do a timing  animation exercise: animate a creature jumping up and down. Do two versions: the first, where you animate on “ones” (a new drawing every frame), and the second where you animate on “twos” (a new drawing every two frames). See my video for an example.
  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 13

  Classroom

Monday

    1. Note: there are no more presentations due this semester
    2. Please watch the video below
    3. If you did not see last Wednesday’s post, please look it up. I made a video where I finished the CSS study guide. I also posted links to everyone’s websites and asked you to make comments about them in the website forum.
    4. Here is a link to the study guide I made in the tutorial. Your best bet is to unzip this and save it on your computer. Then, open Dreamweaver and go to the top where it says “Site.” Click on that, then choose “new site,” then click on the folder icon and browse to the folder you just saved. Hit “okay” a couple of times and now you are setup to work with this file.
    5. Here is your CSS take-home test. It is due on April 13th. Please put it in your folder.
    6. After you finish your take-home test, it will be time to start work on your second, and final, website project. The web hosting company, Siteground, is providing webhosting to us free for 3 months. Sign up for your account, using your Pima e-mail address, here
    7. Please post any questions in the class forum

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Note: Daniel Streeter figured out how to solve the double-footer issue on Daniel Santa Cruz’s website. Great job Daniel! Here’s how he did it.

Assignments  

  1. Do your CSS take-home test
  2. Sign up for a free site at Siteground and start working on your final web design project

 

Game Design – week 13

Classroom

Monday

  • Presentations due:  Terry, please post in your Google Drive folder.
  • Presentations posted. Please view the following presentations and put feedback about them into the website forum)
  • Please watch the video below
  • Work on your game graphics and rules so you can upload them to the gamecrafter website by Wednesday
  • If you have questions or comments, you can put them in the website forum
  • Check out this article about Amazon making video games

Wednesday

  • Please watch the video below
  • Presentations due: Ben McRae
  • Upload all your game components to gamecrafter and proof them (approve them), so I can give you some feedback on them

Assignments

  • Get a Tabletop Simulator account and test out your game in that environment
  • Work on your game rule book and consider using something like the template I mention in the video above
  • Get your game graphics finished and uploaded to the Gamecrafter website by  April 8th

 

After Effects – week 13

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations due:  Carlos Lopez. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Presentations already turned in (please view these and put comments about them in the website forum):
    1. Hannia
    2. Aidan
    3. Carlos Caro*
    4. Cecelia*
  3. Please watch the video below
  4. If you have questions, please post them in the class forum
  5. Project 2 (if there is an asterisk next to your name, please upload your project to your Google Drive and send me a link to it)
      1. Jordy (coming soon)
      2. Sam Decker
      3. Sofi*
      4. Zach
      5. Allison
      6. Carlos Caro (coming soon)
      7. Cecelia
      8. Aidan (coming soon)
      9. Hannia (coming soon)
      10. Carlos Lopez*
      11. Alyssa (coming soon)
      12. Isacc*
      13. Luke
      14. Chase
      15. Quintin*
      16. Eric
      17. Alex*

    *Please send me a link to this file in your Google Drive folder

Wednesday

  1. Presentations due: Alyssa. Please put your presentation in your folder so I can share it with the class
  2. Please watch the video below
  3. Tutorials:
    1. Control Animation of Multiple Layers with Parenting
    2. Use Expressions to Create Movement without Keyframes

Assignment

  • Finish Project 2, put it in your Google Drive, and send me a link to it
  • Do chapter 11 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder

Interactive Design – week 13

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday afternoon at 3:15pm, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • We’ll continue to talk about the current project
  • If you will be graduating soon and are looking for a job, here is a relevant article
  • Zoom meeting cancelled due to instructor illness. Please see my e-mail and I’ll see you on Thursday!

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 3: work on your initial concepts and sketches

Mobile App Design – week 13

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video. You will want to click the link a few minutes early, as you may need to download the Zoom software to join the video
  • We will be picking up where we left off with the Dreamweaver tutorial on how to build a mobile app
  • We’ll start talking about how to build your own mini-app with Dreamweaver
  • If you will be graduating soon and are looking for a job, here is a relevant article
  • Zoom meeting cancelled due to instructor illness. Please see my e-mail and I’ll see you on Thursday!

Thursday

  • Thursday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • We will continue with the Dreamweaver tutorial.
    • We’ll also look at any updates you’ve made to your apps
    • We’ll start watching the videos in the Build the Travel Journal App UI section of the tutorial
  • Link to online meeting

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver

Mobile App Design – week 12

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video. You will want to click the link a few minutes early, as you may need to download the Zoom software to join the video
  • We will be picking up where we left off with the Dreamweaver tutorial on how to build a mobile app
  • If you don’t have the files we were using for this tutorial, you can download them here (this file is ginormous, by the way)
  • Link to online meeting

Thursday

  • Thursday morning at 10:15am, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video.
  • We will continue with the Dreamweaver tutorial
  • Link to online meeting

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver

Interactive Design – week 12

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Tuesday afternoon at 3:15pm, we will meet as a class over Zoom online video. You will want to click the link a few minutes early, as you may need to download the Zoom software to join the online meeting
  • We will be looking at and commenting on your ideas for the next project: the Choose Your Own Adventure sponsored by a major brand
  • Link to join online meeting

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 3: work on your initial concepts and sketches

After Effects – week 12

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations due:  N/A. Please watch the video below.
  2. Please download the exercise files and do the following tutorial. Tutorial: Repair Video
  3. If you have questions, please post them in the class forum
  4. Finish Project 2 for Wednesday

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Presentations due today: Carlos Caro, Hannia, Aidan, Cecelia. Please put your presentations in your folder so I can share them with the class
  3. Please download the exercise files and do the following tutorials. Tutorials: There are two tutorials on this page. Please do them both
  4. Project 2 is due today.  I won’t be able to share these projects with you folks until next class. What I need for all of you to do is send me an e-mail and tell me what the file name is of project two in your folder, so I can link to it below.
    1. Jordy
    2. Sam Decker
    3. Sofi
    4. Zach
    5. Allison
    6. Carlos Caro
    7. Cecelia
    8. Aidan
    9. Hannia
    10. Carlos Lopez
    11. Alyssa
    12. Isacc
    13. Luke
    14. Chase
    15. Quintin
    16. Eric
    17. Alex
    18. Earnest

Assignment

  • Finish Project 2
  • Do chapters 9 and 10 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder

Game Design – week 12

Classroom

Monday

Wednesday

Assignments

  • Get a Tabletop Simulator account and test out your game in that environment
  • Work on your game rule book and consider using something like the template I mention in the video above
  • Get your game graphics finished and uploaded to the Gamecrafter website by  April 8th

 

Web design – week 12

  Classroom

Monday

    1. Presentations due: N/A
    2. Please watch the video below and follow along, doing the examples yourself. I will provide you with the CSS Study Guide I am working on in this tutorial when it is finished, so you can use it to prepare for your take-home test
    3. Please finish your website by Wednesday so we can look at it and give you feedback.
    4. Here’s an article to read about the importance of good design when creating websites
    5. If you want to keep your website after the semester is done, the best thing to do is to get a web hosting account at Siteground and have them move your website for you. If you go to this page, you can sign up for an account (you can get the cheapest one). I recommend you do this by the end of the semester, if you want to keep your website. If you have questions, contact Siteground’s support staff to help you.
    6. And here’s a fun website to brighten your day. It gives web design colors funny names Colors.lol
    7. Please post any questions in the class forum

 

Wednesday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Presentations due: Daniel Streeter, Daniel Santa Cruz. Here is a link to the presentations. Please take a look:
  3. Daniel Streeter Presentation
  4. Daniel Santa Cruz Presentation
  5. Here are the links to everyone’s websites. Please take a look and make constructive comments in the website forum. In your comments, mention something that’s working, something that could be stronger, and something you like.
    1. Delikio
    2. Grady
    3. Joseph
    4. Jesus
    5. Heather
    6. Ariana
    7. Dylan
    8. Van
    9. Trevor
    10. Daniel Santa Cruz
    11. Kasandra
    12. Daniel Streeter
  6. Please watch the video below for the completion of the CSS tutorial
  7. Here is a link to the study guide I made in the tutorial. Your best bet is to unzip this and save it on your computer. Then, open Dreamweaver and go to the top where it says “Site.” Click on that, then choose “new site,” then click on the folder icon and browse to the folder you just saved. Hit okay a couple of times and now you are setup to work with this file.
  8. Here is your CSS take-home test. It is due on April 13th.

Assignments  

  1. Finish your website for Wednesday
  2. Start preparing for the CSS take-home test

 

Animation – week 12

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Presentations due: N/A
  2. Please watch the class video below
  3. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  4. Adult Swim has made all 5 seasons of the animated series Samurai Jack free to stream online. Do yourself a favor and check out this groundbreaking cartoon
  5. Work on your storyboard at home. You can download the ToonBoom software trial version for 3 weeks and purchase a drawing tablet to plug into your computer. Note: if there’s no way you can make this happen, please let me know, so we can make other arrangements.
  6. If you have a finished script or storyboard, please put it in your folder and let me know it’s there
  7. Feel free to post any questions in the class forum

Thursday

  1. Please watch the video below
  2. Presentations due:  Kaleo, Livia, and Daniel. Please put your presentation in your folder
  3. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  4. 12 Principles of Animation: 8. Secondary Action
  5. Do a secondary motion  animation exercise: animate a character’s reaction to eating food that is very spicy,  terribly sour, or extremely bad. Upload the finished animation to your folder
  6. Work on. your storyboards. When they are finished, begin work on your final animation

Assignments

  1. Work on the storyboard for your scene in Storyboard Pro
  2. Finish it as quickly as possible, so you can work on your final animation

Animation – week 9

Classroom

 Tuesday

  1. Presentation: N/A
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  3. Look at animated exercises from last week (Slow in and Slow out)
  4. Look at complete scripts – finish your script, if you haven’t, then work on your storyboard. Look at finished storyboards
  5. Watch a DisneyPlus experimental animation Loop
  6. Show first video of hand-drawn animation

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Zakaria, Jordan
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise is here
  3. Look at any finished scripts, animatics
  4. 12 Principles of Animation:  7. Arcs
  5. Do an Arcs  animation exercise: animate something moving in an arc. It could be a bird, or a plane, or Superman!

Assignments

  1. Finish your short script for an animated scene
  2. Start working on the storyboard for your scene in Storyboard Pro

Game Design – week 9

Classroom

Monday

  • Presentation:  Brayan
  • Show Batman game (show pics on screen and pass game around)
  • Check out this article about the creator of Death Stranding
  • Article about an ingenious game
  • Discuss how the play testing went. What can we do to improve it?
  • Talk about splitting your team up into artists and uploaders (aesthetics) who deal with the gamecrafter website, and those who work on the mechanics and dynamics of the game
  • Work with your team to get your game ready for more play testing on  Wednesday

Wednesday

Assignments

  • Work with team on your game. Deadline is end of March

 

Mobile App Design – week 9

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Talk about how to install XD on your iPhone and download your app, and take a video of it for your website
  • We will watch the next Pluralsight videos about JQuery Mobile
  • Look at how to export from XD without JavaScript and look at Avocode
  • Work on apps

Thursday

  • Discuss this article
  • Look at Skyrose XD mockup
  • Continue Plurasight tutorial
  • Work on apps

Assignments

  • Work on coding your app in Dreamweaver

Interactive Design – week 9

Classroom

Tuesday

  • Look at drafts for Project 2
  • Learn how to incorporate Mailchimp code into ad – do this one-to-one
  • Work on project 2, which is due on Thursday, March 12th

Thursday

Assignments

  • Project 2:  finishing the animation

After Effects – week 9

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation:  Allison
  2. Tutorials:
    1. Paint animated brush strokes
    2. Clone stamp tool
  3. I’ll check in with you to see how you’re doing on your projects
  4. Work on Project 2. Deadline is March 25th

Wednesday

  1. Presentation: N/A
  2. Tutorials:
    1. Animate a title reveal
    2. Create a handwritten title
  3. Work on Project 2 and book chapters

Assignment

  • Work on Project 2
  • Do chapter 8 in the book, and upload the rendered movie file to your Google Folder

Web design – week 9

Classroom

Monday

    1. Presentation:  Dylan
    2. How the grading will work for this semester:
      1. First grade – web quiz, which we did already
      2. Second grade – website due on March 25th
      3. Third grade – CSS Olympics (will occur after March 25th)
      4. Fourth grade – second website, due at end of semester
    3. Look at student websites and discuss issues and progress
    4. Talk about CSS – start putting together study guide for the Olympics

Wednesday

    1. Presentation: Trevor, Delikio, 
    2. Presentation: Geoblocking
    3. Look at student websites and discuss issues and progress
    4. Talk about CSS
    5. Continue to look at CSS styles

Assignments  


Beginning

  1. Work towards finishing your website after spring break

Advanced

  1. Work on website. Talk to me about your needs and concerns

 

 

Instructor: Greg Loumeau