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Fall 1 2004 Syllabus

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Homework, subjects to be dealt with in the lesson, assignments, presentations, and examinations.
* Note: Below is the most updated syllabus for this class.




TEAR IT UP! - Date: August 26, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 1
Rip apart the interface and get comfortable with working in a 3 dimensional environment. Simple object creation and texture mapping. In-Class Tutorial 1.

Prepare for this session: "Clear you mind"



WHERE AM I? - Date: September 2, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 2
What it means to work in 3D. 3D, 4D and you. What is possible. More simple objects. "Mommy, what's a Polygon?" Case study 1. Simple animation. Animation basics. Brief history of animation and why it's all about faking it. How textures can save your CPU. In-Class Tutorial 2 and 3

Prepare for this session: Homework 1: Sink Project and Pool Project.



MICHELANGELO - Date: September 9, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 3
Sculpture. Take a look at "mush to magic". And, "When a box really is a house". Tutorial 4. Watch The Joust and other C4D movies. In-Class Tutorial 4 Go watch Shrek (part of homework)

Prepare for this session: Homework 2.



HOW TA BE A PRO - Date: September 16, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 4
What the difference is between a profession and a hobby. Keepin' it clean. Very "Tawight" (thank you Austin). What are the possibilities? Architecture, Hollywood, movie magic, characters, logos, and whatnot. In-Class Tutorial 5 and 6

MAN IT'S DARK IN HERE
Getting your light on. In-Class Tutorial 5a and 6a

Prepare for this session: Homework 3: Which is: Finish Haunted House. Watch 3D film: Shrek, Final Fantasy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Lord of the Rings, etc, etc.



ME SO UGLY - Date: September 23, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 5
Making people: pros and cons. How to work with a "Rig". Dem' bonez, Dem' bonez, Dem' 3d bonez. And the nightmare of "people". Case study. In-Class Tutorial 7

TO KEEP THE WATER OUT
Makin' walls and the beauty of architecture. Takin' a look at your world and what you can do to make it all for you. How to make a "real" house. Architecture 3D (joy!).

Prepare for this session: Homework 4



BOB THE BUILDER - Date: September 30, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 6
More 3D architecture and the many different ways of doing. In-Class Tutorial 8 and 9 Discuss final projects.

Prepare for this session: Homework 5



THE END OF THE ROAD - Date: October 7, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 7
Let's make those final projects!

Prepare for this session: Homework 6, Final project work



TO BE OR NOT TO BE - Date: October 14, 2004 Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Lesson 8
Work, stress and cramming- gotta get done. Big show day. And then there was silence. Party!

Prepare for this session: Final Project Due