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Daybook

Wednesday, December 6

Block B – ICT 11/12

  • Game Pitches
  • Game Project Overview
  • Begin work on Alpha test (due next Wednesday)

Block C – Animation

  • Rigging assignment has been removed (not compatible with our version of Maya)
  • Work on “Magic Sword” assignement

Block D – Video & Film

  • Short Film Pre-Production
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Tuesday, December 5

Block B – ICT 11/12

  • Final day to work on Construct 2 Tutorials
  • Those that are done can do a 5th extension tutorial or start getting some basic game mechanics down for their game (you can check out the game brainstorming assignment or the game development project assignment)
  • We’ll start the game project tomorrow

Block C – Animation

  • Continue working on the snowman and add simple animation
  • When you’re done…. Maya (3D Animation) – Quick Rigging and Skinning a character

Block D – Video & Film

  • Short Film Pre-Production
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Monday, December 4

Block B – ICT 11/12

  • Meet a Computer Scientist – video chat today!
  • Remaining time to be spent finishing game tutorials

Block C – Animation

  • Continue working on the snowman and add simple animation

Block D – Video & Film

  • Short Film Project Overview
  • Pre-Production
Daybook

Friday, December 1

Block B – ICT 11/12

  • 20% Time
  • Reminder you have 6 Fridays left in the semester (including today) before your will need to present your final 20% presentation. Make sure you have some kind of end product or some way to demonstrate your work/progress. Perhaps take more diligent screen shots and records of what you’ve been doing if there is no final product.

Block C – Animation

  • Maya (3D Animation) Introduction Part 3
  • Continue working on the snowman and add simple animation

Block D – Video & Film

  • Short Film Group Creation
  • Muffin Wars (20 mins into class)
  • Brainstorm film ideas, discuss treatments you wrote yesterday
  • We will begin pre-production on Monday
Daybook

Thursday, November 30

Block B – ICT 11/12

  • Game tutorials (ghost shooter, racing game, student choice)

Block C – Animation

  • Maya (3D Animation) Introduction Part 2
  • Begin creating your first project – Snowman in a winter scene

Block D – Video & Film

  • Short Film Brainstorming – Story Treatments