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Sketchbook – Old Technology

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This week, your sketchbook assignment is to draw something that is old tech.  Basically, NOTHING with a screen or a microchip.  That includes old phones, old TVs, and old calculators.  What you should be drawing is gears/bicycles, hand tools, kitchen tools (not power).  A rotary phone would be fine, but not any cellular phone.  Here are a couple examples:

Sketchbook – Character Sketches

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This sketchbook assignment is A LOT like the character design we did for our animations last quarter… (A long time ago, I know!)  Fron, side, and back views of the person or thing that you want to be your enemy in your video game.  Here are a few examples:

Sketchbook – Video Game Map

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Your first sketchbook assignment is to design a map for your video game.  Below are some examples.  If you want to add some color, please feel free, but add the color VERY LIGHTLY.  Too much color will make the map muddy and harder to read/understand.

Also, I have decided that this Sketchbook assignment will actually be due on FRIDAY April 5th.


Sketchbooks for Quarter 4

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This is your last Sketchbook sheet!!!



Export Settings for Animation

Here are the settings that you need to export your animation to in Adobe Media Encoder:

2D Animation Evaluation

Here is a digital copy of the evaluation for your 2D animation evaluation:

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If you look at the sketchbook handout I gave you at the beginning of the quarter, you have a sketchbook due next week.  However, as I will be in Chicago on Wednesday, I’m going to make it due on Wednesday, 4/5.  I am still going to post examples today, and I would suggest that you do the sketchbook this weekend, just as you would if I were not postponing the deadline.

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This week, your sketchbook assignment is a “body in motion.” Remember what we talked about today concerning Marcel Duchamp and his “Nude Descending a Staircase” (below). Also below are examples of this sketchbook that previous students have done.

Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staricase”


Websites are Online!

I have uploaded the websites from our last unit. Some people did not export them correctly, so I was not able to upload the proper files. If your name is not linked, it means that you did not export your site correctly. Click on the link below to open a new window that will show you your website, as it would look on the internet:

Period 3:

Period 5:


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This week, you have a sketchbook assignment due on Wednesday.  Read the directions on the sketchbook assignment sheet very carefully!

Here are some examples – and remember, you must sketch “anger,” “surprise,” and “happiness.”  The last sketch is an emotion that you must chose.

Also, don’t just change the character’s mouth to express their emotions:  Use their eyes, their eyebrows, their ears, maybe even the shape of their head?  It’s up to you, but use everything you can to express what the character is feeling!