3DVE #7 🎁 Presentations 🦞 Critiques for Project 3️⃣


  • Observation next week, on March 25. Late submissions will be presented next week.
  • Next Tuesday: Prof D at upcoming Prison Education Event, sponsored by UAW (labor union)
  • Terrain Tutorial again next week?
  • Fisheye camera
  • New datasets on the 3DVE Data Sources list
  • Reminder: Policy on project lateness


  • 3:10 Project 3 Presentations and Critiques
    • Everyone can share their screens today.
    • For each student presentation, I’ll ask two other students to speak: one student will offer a short appreciation and another student will offer a brief suggestion. All students can type additional thoughts in the chat.
    • Please limit your comments to one of the following attributes:
      • MOOD: how do the pacing, movement, form, & color establish an environment?
      • INFORMATION: is a narrative or important data clearly conveyed?
      • AUDIENCE: would this animation potentially serve or not serve specific people(s)?
  • 4:50 Break
  • 5:00


Please take the next week to catch up with your Projects and Reading.

  • Technical Stuff:
    • If you haven’t submitted Projects 2 and/or 3, PRIORITIZE THIS! Submitting the project(s) late is much better than not submitting them at all.
    • Install MeshLab. This is a very useful app for converting 3D models.
  • Conceptual Stuff
  • All Caught Up? Here are more optional exercises:
    • Install QGIS. This is a very useful app for preparing geographic files. Try downloading the shapefiles for NYC building footprints and opening them in QGIS. If you prepare this file in black-and-white, you can them use them as a surface relief texture.
    • Try downloading the Coronavirus Spike Protein (see the extra credit below to learn more about these proteins), then try using MeshLab to convert it into a model that Maya can read. If you want to learn even more about protein and DNA in 3D, check out new resources on the Data Sources page.

Announcements: Extra Credit