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CSC 188- 3D Computer Animation II
Tentative Schedule

Text Books Required:
[Digital] Cinematography
Class Date Goals/Objectives Assignments What is due? Teaching Videos
1 8/19

Course Introduction,

Read: Digital Cinematography (DC): Ch.1: Introduction:

Project 1
Project 1 references assigned: Bring in at least (3) three unique and contrasting ideas for consideration and instructor approval.

2 8/21 Visions of Light: screening      
3 8/26 Lighting Techniques DC: Ch. 5: Lighting:

Project 1 references: Three (3) unique and contrasting ideas are due today

 
4 8/28 Light Quality Practical Light and Color DVD: Chpt 2, 3 , 4    
5 9/2 Labor Day: No class  
6 9/4 Color Balance Efficeient Cinematic Lighting DVD: Jeremy Vickery
7 9/9 Project 1: Pre-CRITIQUE   Color Balance Study
8 9/11 Project 1: Final CRITIQUE Project 2
Project 2 concepts: Bring in three (3) unique and contrasting concepts for consideration and instructor approval
   
9 9/16 Motion Fundamentals Project 2 video references: Capture natural motion on film:
Use a tripod. No hand held references accepted!
Project 2 concepts due today  
10 9/18 Keyframe Animation IM Animation 1
Project 2 Natural Motion video references  
Class Date Goals/Objectives Assignments What is due? Teaching Videos
11 9/23 Modifying Key Positions

Using keyframes, key positions and graph shapes, create 2 examples of simple objects showing contrasting motion types:(i.e. slow vs fast, steady vs. irratic, happy vs. sad etc.)
Use playblast and create .mov to show your animation
IM Animation 1: Due
Light & Heavy Pixar
12 9/25 Modifying Graph Shape Weight study: work on weight study  
13 9/30 Grouping Nodes for Animation

Texture Reference Objects
Weight Study Due  
14 10/2 Camera Effects Read: Chapter 2 : The [Digital] Camera
15 10/7 Rendering for Animation Read: DC: Ch. 10: Resolutions, Compression, and Rendering

Video Tutorial: Importing Image sequence into After Effects

Video Tutorial: Export Image Sequence out as a Quicktime Movie

16 10/9 Project 2: CRITIQUE Short Film Overview    
17 10/14

Principles of Animation

Pixar short films

Story pre-production

Project 3: concepts    
18 10/16 Project 3: Concept Critique Project 4: StoryBoards    
19 10/21

lab time

Read: DC: Ch. 3: Storyboards

   
20 10/23 rough storyboards due Read: DC: Ch. 7: Staging

Ch.8: Lines of Action
   
21 10/28

Camera Composition

Camera Dynamics

Read: DC: Ch. 6: Digital Directing

Ch.11: Editing
   
Class Date Goals/Objectives Assignments What is due? Teaching Videos
22 10/30 Project 4 (story boards): CRITIQUE Project 4 (Story Reel) part 2 of 3
Use story boards to create camera motion and basic animation for film. Do not forget titles and ending credits.
Scan all your storyboards into computer  
23 11/4

Creating dynamic animatics using After Effects

 

Consider titles, end credits and all transitions in your reel

example 1:

example2: final film

 

Video Tutorial: Importing Image sequence into After Effects

Video Tutorial: Export Image Sequence out as a Quicktime Movie

24 11/6 Project 5: Reel Critique Project 6: Rough Animation
Part three: The final film: Based on story reel, animate final film to match concepts and ideas present in story reel.
   
25 11/11

Hierarchical Animation

 

LM 19: Deformers assigned
IM lesson: Deformers: Non-Linear deformersProvide examples of how you used each type of deformer on an object as well as multiple deforems on same object

Reworked story reels due for review

 

 
26 11/13 Non-Linear Deformations   Provide examples of your application of non-linear deformers on objects.  
27 11/18

Lattice Deformations

 

 

 
28 11/20 Miscellaneous Deformers        
29 11/25 Proj 6: Rough Animation Critique Project 7: Final Animation  
30 11/27 Studio      
31 12/2 Studio    
32 12/4 Proj 7 Final Animation Critique Project 8: Final Film    
33 12/10 Project 8:CRITIQUE Final exam11-1pm
Important dates
  • Sept 5: Labor day
  • Nov 24-27 Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec 12- 16: Final Exam Week