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Hey all – as we are finishing up the Enemy Character, you need to keep in mind that we will need a whole bunch of  animations to be keyed into Blender for the Game!  Here is a list of animations we will need for the Enemy Character. These are all due at the end of the quarter.

  1. T-Pose (must be set as frame #1)
  2. Standing Still/Resting Pose (You can animate this as well to get a sense that the character is alive.  Add swaying, whatever.  It needs to be a good loop though!)
  3. Walk Cycle (and shooting)
  4. Run Cycle
  5. Melee Attack – Run cycle with arms out straight towards player. Keep this simple.
  6.  Dying Animation – Character falls to ground.  The avatar will disappear from the scene after a few seconds.

Sketch – Character Projectile Weapon

Just a reminder: This Tuesday you have another sketch due. You need to design your character’s projectile weapon. This needs to be done from the top, side, and front. You do need to do ALL those views (at least!) so that you can design the weapon in Blender correctly.

Also, some people have been asking about what version of Blender we have so that they can work at home. The version we are currently using is 2.78c. If you use any other version you run the risk of not being able to open the file here at Penfield, and I will not be able to grade it, either, so make sure you’re using the right version of Blender!

Have a great weekend!

UV Unwrapping a More Complicated Object




Handouts from the First Week

Here are some digital copies of the handouts from this past week. I am reading over everyone’s proposals for their video games, and you’ll all have my feedback Monday at the beginning of class. On Monday we’ll start sketching our maps, and from there start making our terrains in Unity by the end of the week.


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