- 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
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
- If you still need to catch up on previous reading, take this week to do so.
- Fun, short article on 3DVE and XR: “WandaVision Is The Matrix From the Machines’ Perspective” (Slate)
- 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.