TECHNOLOGY II- APRIL, 2018
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MON

4/23

BELLRINGER: Visit Mr. B. to discuss your idea for your 3D Printing Project today. If you do not have a printing idea, please select one of the 3d Figures tutorials in the Tutorials folder for printing, you will learn a TON about 3DS Max!

FOR TODAY, WORK ON YOUR CHAPTER WORK OR YOUR 3D PRINTING DESIGN (see Mr. B. first!)

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name. Refer to the 3D TEXT video in the 3 MINUTE TUTORIALS folder for how to make your letters!

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

FRI

4/20

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet completed the SKY and CLOUDS tutorial for your Mountain/ Airport Scene from yesterday, please do so at the start of class today, Mr. B. needs to grade these before the end of class today!

FOR TODAY, WORK ON YOUR CHAPTER WORK OR YOUR 3D PRINTING DESIGN (see Mr. B. first!)

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name. Refer to the 3D TEXT video in the 3 MINUTE TUTORIALS folder for how to make your letters!

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

WED

4/18

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet completed the SKY and CLOUDS tutorial for your Mountain/ Airport Scene from yesterday, please do so at the start of class today, Mr. B. will be grading these before the end of class.

OUR UPCOMING FUN PROJECT IS THE 3D PRINTING PROJECT. Please review the ideas for this project on the project sheet, then answer the questions on the 3D PRINTING IDEAS THINKING SHEET.

FOR TODAY, WORK ON YOUR MOUNTAIN/ AIRPORT SCENE, YOUR CHAPTER WORK OR YOUR 3D PRINTING DESIGN (see Mr. B. first!)

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name. Refer to the 3D TEXT video in the 3 MINUTE TUTORIALS folder for how to make your letters!

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

TUE

4/17

BELLRINGER: Another part of the MOUNTAIN/AIRPORT Project! PLEASE REVIEW THE TUTORIAL BELOW, THEN INCORPORATE IT INTO YOUR MOUNTAIN/ AIRPORT SCENE. You can also bring up the video at this link to be resizable!:

I recommend practicing this technique with your TEXTURED_BOXES scene, created in Chapter 8, so that you are familiar with the techniques involved. Make sure to turn on REALISTIC instead of SHADED in the upper left corner of your viewport.

If you DO NOT see your shadows moving when you change the position of your SUN, go into the REALISTIC tab in the upper left corner of your scene and set LIGHTING and SHADOWS to ILLUMINATE WITH SCENE LIGHTS instead of DEFAULT LIGHTS.

At the 2:00 minute mark of the video, the presenter adjusts the U: TILING SETTING to -1.0. We cannot do this. I put my settings as seen below and the sky worked well, without any tiling lines:

Please note that to be able to use this in your Mountain scene, you might need to be experimental and adjust settings to be able to achieve the best results. WHEN YOU ARE PLACING YOUR (mr PHYSICAL SKY) in your MATERIAL EDITOR, DO NOT put it over your MOUNTAIN NOISE MAP!

The tutorial is quick, without audio, so you will need to rewind a number of times to catch everything. DO IT!

The presenter also likes to use the TEAPOT icon to do a quick render of his scene on the fly. You can do the same, it should be in your tool bar, just down from the CURVE EDITOR icon. You could just as easily use SHIFT-Q for this task.

Another note: Partway into the video, the presenter clicks an icon in the lower right of the screen to bring up VIEWPORT CONFIGURATION. My layout of 3DS Max did not have that button, yours may not either. You can achieve the SAME RESULT by clicking VIEWS>VIEWPORT CONFIGURATION.

I have uploaded a CLOUDY SKY image for your use, if you need it. You can save it to your CHALLENGE folder, so that it can be found by 3DS Max in your MOUNTAIN/AIRPORT SCENE.

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name. Refer to the 3D TEXT video in the 3 MINUTE TUTORIALS folder for how to make your letters!

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

FRI

4/13

BELLRINGER: If you did not complete ALL of the steps to the AIRPLANE mini-project on WEDNESDAY, please finish those today. I will be grading them before the end of class. Otherwise, please work on your Chapter 9 and 10 materials.

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name. Refer to the 3D TEXT video in the 3 MINUTE TUTORIALS folder for how to make your letters!

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

WED

4/11

BELLRINGER: Yay! It is time for another part of the Bellringer Mountain Project- "The Airplane"! For this part of the project, we will be modelling, coloring and animating an airplane, which will eventually fly around your mountain landscape scene.

PART ONE: OPENING AND IMPORTING

TO START- Right-click and SAVE this file to your CHALLENGE folder, it is a 3DS Max scene of a Propeller Plane, this will be the subject of your animation. DO NOT OPEN IT!

IMPORTING- OPEN your recently created MOUNTAIN AIRPORT scene. From that scene, click IMPORT>MERGE from the MAX main menu in the upper left corner. Locate your PROP_PLANE file in your CHALLENGE FOLDER from above. CLICK IT and OPEN IT. In the resulting MERGE WINDOW, click the ALL BUTTON in the lower left, under the listing of the plane file layers. Then click OK. Your new plane will be inserted into the middle of your scene, with all layers highlighted. IMMEDIATELY MOVE YOUR PLANE OFF TO THE SIDE, so that you can work on it!

PART TWO: MODELLING

WHEELS- ZOOM in on your new plane. Currently, your plane has a fuselage, rudder, cockpit, wings and propeller, but no wheels. As we will be animating this to take off and fly from your Mountain Aiport, it would be nice if your plane had some wheels. Do some online research by Googling "SMALL PROP PLANE" images, so that you can see what wheels on a small plane look like. Use your modelling skills to add some wheels to your plane.

RUDDER/ TAILFIN- Wow! The rudder/ tailfin of this plane is a little crooked from behind! Maybe you could fix it?

PART THREE: COLOR AND MATERIALS

COLORS- The parts of your prop plane are all separate and are currently black. Please decorate your plane in any fashion that you wish. Please use some advanced MATERIALS to make your plane interesting and fun (feel free to decorate your plane in the flag of your favorite country or in the patterns of your favorite Mario character, etc.) Make sure to color all pieces of your plane- the propellors, wings, canopy, fuselage/tail, wheels, etc.

PART FOUR: ANIMATION

THE PROPELLOR- ZOOM in on the front of your plane and ANIMATE THE PROPELLOR TO BE ROTATING. Make sure that the PROPELLOR is turning quickly by rotating the propellor 1440 or 2880 degrees (I recommend clicking on the ANGLE SNAP TOGGLE button on your toolbar when you do this.) So that your propellor does not start and stop when rotating, make sure that in the CURVE EDITOR, the Rotation of the propellor is a STRAIGHT DIAGONAL LINE.)

PART FIVE: SAVING

GROUPING- AFTER ANIMATING THE PROPELLOR, select all of the pieces of your plane (including the new wheels) and click TOOLS>CONTAINERS>CREATE CONTAINER FROM SELECTION. This will "group" all of your plane pieces into a container (CALLED CONTAINER001 in your layer stack) that you will use to animate your plane along a path in your mountains.

SAVING- When you have finished this part of the project, save your scene back into your CHALLENGE folder. We will animate its flight in a future Bellringer.

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

MON

4/9

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please start working on your Chapters.

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

FRI

4/6

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet completed the MOUNTAIN/ AIRPORT/ TREES mini-project from the start of the week, please do so today and have Mr. B. grade it! See previous days for information on how to complete this project.

DONE with your MOUNTAINS? Work on your Chapter material for today!

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

WED

4/4

BELLRINGER: Yesterday, we worked on creating our MOUNTAIN scene using the DISPLACE modifier. Most of you were working on putting together your AIRPORT in this scene Today's bellringer will add some more personality to your AIRPORT.

TREES in 3DS Max, Mini-tutorial- Actually, putting realistic trees into a 3DS Max scene is quite easy (many of you did this in the past in the MODIFY CHAPTER.):

  1. Open a new scene and put in a PLANE Primitive Object.
  2. From the CREATE panel, pull down the menu that says STANDARD PRIMITIVES and select the menu option called AEC EXTENDED.
  3. Select FOLIAGE.
  4. You will now have 12-15 different TREE options to select from. Simply DOUBLE CLICK on a tree option to create a tree.
  5. Click over to the MODIFY TAB and you will find parameters for sizing and shaping your tree. You can also set your tree to have leaves, fruit, density, pruning, etc. Experiment!
  6. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the very complicated algorithms that are being used to create all of your leaves in your tree, you will probably only see a "cloud" shape where your leaves are in your tree in the workspace. If you RENDER (SHIFT-Q or F10 for Render Setup) your scene, you will see your tree in a realistic rendering.
  7. You can also add walls and railings from the AEC Extended menu, should you be interested.
  8. INCORPORATE INTO YOUR MOUNTAIN SCENE: ONCE you are familiar with trees and how to make them, head over to your MOUNTAIN/ AIRPORT scene from yesterday and insert trees around your buildings and up into your mountains, as you wish. Use RIGHT CLICK>CLONE to create more, as needed. SAVE your MOUNTAIN scene back to your CHALLENGE FOLDER.

NEED TO ADJUST YOUR ZOOM SCROLL TO CREATE YOUR AIRPORT PROPERLY?

  1. Click CUSTOMIZE>CUSTOMIZE USER INTERFACE.
  2. Click on the TAB at the top of the DIALOG BOX for MOUSE.
  3. ADJUST THE "WHEEL ZOOM INCREMENT" to be a smaller number. I have found that 0.5 - 0.6 works best for the airport project.
  4. Click SAVE...
  5. A SAVE window will open, simply click SAVE to save this into your new start settings. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE, if you don't know what you are doing...

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting

VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.),

VID_10-2: Intro to Basic Lighting

Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight of flashlight (fig. 10.6 in book)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Recreate the scene from VIDEO 2, including all lighting.

3. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

TUE

4/3

BELLRINGER: The MOUNTAIN AIRPORT CHALLENGE- Mr. B. spent a few hours putting this tutorial together for you, so let's make a cool MOUNTAIN SCENE. Complete the "3DS Max Mountains Tutorial." Make sure that this looks good, with some details to your airport and your mountains and colors. This will be a 30 point assignment.

NEED TO ADJUST YOUR ZOOM SCROLL TO CREATE YOUR AIRPORT PROPERLY?

  1. Click CUSTOMIZE>CUSTOMIZE USER INTERFACE.
  2. Click on the TAB at the top of the DIALOG BOX for MOUSE.
  3. ADJUST THE "WHEEL ZOOM INCREMENT" to be a smaller number. I have found that 0.5 - 0.6 works best for the airport project.
  4. Click SAVE...
  5. A SAVE window will open, simply click SAVE to save this into your new start settings. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE, if you don't know what you are doing...

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor if possible!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

3. Go back to your SPACESHIP animation from Chapter 9. Modify you scene to be NIGHTTIME. Add a headlight or a spotlight to your SPACESHIP so that it can be seen as it flies.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.

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BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is out today. No Bellringer today, please work on your chapters. IF YOU GET STUCK ON SOMETHING, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PROBLEM OR THE NEXT CHAPTER, AS APPROPRIATE.

 

CHAPTER TOPIC VIDEO TUTORIALS QUIZ PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT INDEPENDENT PROJECT
9 Animation VID_9.1, VID_9.2, VID_9.3 Chapter 9 Quiz

Car Race (9.2) and Flipping Boxes (9.3)

FILES for these projects are in the CHAPTER_FILES folder on the Q: Drive. COPY these to your folder, do not change the files on the drive!

1- Challenge Problem: CAR CRASH- Animate the Car Race to include a JUMP in the middle of the race where all of the cars crash and fly around (use Curve Editor!). Bonus points for inclusion of a lava pit.

2- Animated 3D name, using PIVOT POINTS. The individual letters of your name should start "off screen," then animate to come together to form your name.

3- Animate your SPACESHIP to be flying through or around your FUTURE PLANET. REFER to the ANIMATE ALONG A PATH video tutorial in the 3 Minute Videos folder for this!

4- Animate the blades of your WINDMILL CHALLENGE problem to be turning. Properly setting the PIVOT POINT will be key here.

10 Lighting VID_10.1 (Note- "torch"= "flashlight" in England.) Chapter 10 Quiz Spotlight (fig. 10.6)

1. Complete the "Lighting of a Street Scene" from the book (File is in the Q: Drive)

2. Copy your DICE from the recent 3 Minute Tutorial. Color this die the OPPOSITE of your first die. Then, create a model of a simple lamp and a MIRROR surface underneath your DICE. LIGHT your DICE from your lamp.

3. Go back to your SPACESHIP animation from Chapter 9. Modify you scene to be NIGHTTIME. Add a headlight or a spotlight to your SPACESHIP so that it can be seen as it flies.

11 Cameras VID_11.1, VID_11.2 Chapter 11 Quiz City Scene Camera Animation. Create TWO Camera Animation Scenes from your earlier work. Please have ONE of these camera scenes be from BEHIND your spaceship as it flies around your planet.
12 Rendering VID_12.1, VID_12.2 Chapter 12 Quiz Create a scene from one of your texture/ material creations from Chapter 8 (for instance, your dice on a mirrored table top with lighting, etc.) and SAVE an image of one of the scene as a .jpeg. Render an animation that you have created from Chapter 9. SAVE as an .AVI file to your Chapter 12 Folder.