Clear Creek H.S.

Tech. Apps. - Mr. M.E. Ruckstuhl - 2008-2009

 

Notice to all students: The end of the semester is fast upon us. Progress reports will be distributed on Friday, April 17, 2009. Make sure to verify your grades to ensure that all work completed has been graded and entered into the gradebook. If you feel there is an error, you must bring it to my attention by the following Wednesday.

Digital Graphics & Animation

For the third nine weeks - Spring 2009
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The students in my class aare currently working on creating 3d images and animating their work using Daz3d's Bryce. Bryce is what I consider to be the premiere 3d animation software because it offers so much control and content unmatched for the price. We are currently using Bryce 6.1, but students have been given instructions to obtain Bryce 5.5 for free.

For many of us, the directed assignments using Bryce is nearly complete. If you have successfully completed the three Bryce assignments for this nine week grading period, you will be given the option of nike blazer low working on individual projects. These projects may be in Photoshop, Aftereffects, Bryce, Premiere Pro, Poser, Pain or any of the other programs contained within the Adobe Master Collection. If you have not completed these assignments by Friday, you will continue working as a class. Click here for what is expected for Assignment 2.

 

Current Assignments

For the week of March 9, 2009

Bryce Assignments

  1. Lesson 1 - getting started with Bryce - Instructor led
  2. Lesson 1a - getting started with Bryce - create a mountain, groundplane and sky
  3. Lesson 2 - Creating a space scene with spaceships and buildings.
  4. Lesson 3 - Desk Assignment. Add a desk to Bryce world and place 3 items on desk
  5. Lesson 4 - Changing Perspectives
  6. Lesson 5 - Using perspective "Objects on Water:
  7. Lesson 6 - Abstracts in Bryce (Project 2)
  8. a. Create Abstract - Bug ("A" Day) or Magic Cylinders ("B" Days) - 40%
  9. b. Rewrite instructions to be given to sister class - 40%
  10. c. Make sure everyone in class finishes - team effort - 20% (all or nothing)
  11. Lesson 7 - Abstract Rings in Bryce
  12. Lesson 8 - Introduction to Primitives. Create fire hydrant
  13. Lesson 8a - Introduction to Boolean objects - Positive/negative - create pipe
  14. Lesson 9 - Archway assignment - Create Boolean archway into a path
  15. Lesson 10 - Create our first animation (3 balls - instructor led)
  16. Lesson 10a - Animate vehicle through archway
  17. Lesson 11 - Bug/magic cylinders - Ability to follow directions from sister class for lesson 6
  18. Lesson 11 - Create Bryce City (Nine Weeks Exam)
    1. Lesson 12 - Animating Your Space City
    2. Lesson 13 - Bryce Review from Robinwood.com (Optional)
    3. Lesson 14 - Bryce Wagon from Robinwood.cm
    4.      Tennis Ball Video
    5. Lesson 15 - Bryce Terrain from Robinwood.com
    6. Lesson 16 - Bryce Weather tutorial from Robinwood.com
      Lesson 17 - Near Stars, Far Stars, Planets and Deep Space
      Lesson 18 - Planet
    7. Lesson 19 - Armageddon (Source Files)
      Lesson 20 - Alien Landscape (Source Files)
    8. Lesson 21 - Vanishing Perspectives

Noteable Student Projects

Video Stories
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Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. These assignments allow students the opportunity to practice conveying a very concise message through the use of music and pictures.These assignments were graded on how well the student was able to tell a story or define a story and provide solutions.

 

Magazine Covers
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One of the culminating projects for our study of Photoshop that was covered during the first semester was designing and creating a Magazine Cover featuring the individual student. These magazine covers were designed to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the design principles covered in class; Color theory, balance, white space, use of text, creating atractive banners using Photoshop, and a working knowledge of the concepts taught in class

 

 

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M. E. Ruckstuhl
Technology Applications Instructor
Clear Creek High School

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