3DVE #8 πŸ§ͺ More Project 3️⃣ Presentations ⏳ City Data πŸŒ†


  • Late submissions will be presented today.
  • Reminder: Faculty observation today. Thanks for turning your cameras on for a bit!
  • Reminder: Policy on project lateness. Turning in a project late is better than not turning it in at all!
  • Audre Lorde: Notes from a Trip to Russia



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

  • Technical Stuff:Β 
    • 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.
    • If you haven’t already, install Unity before next week’s class.
  • Conceptual Stuff
    • Take a look at Part II of Semiology of Graphics, and then take a closer look at the section “The Retinal Variables” (the pages labelled 60-97). While the text is kind of dense, the pages are mostly graphics.
  • HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!! πŸŒ³πŸ£πŸ­β›±οΈπŸŒ³πŸ£πŸ­β›±οΈπŸŒ³πŸ£πŸ­β›±οΈ

Announcements: Extra Credit

  • Check the Projects + Extra Credit page for more EC options. If any of your projects are late, I strongly encourage you to submit extra credit work.
  • 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.
    • Challenge: can you import a molecule into Maya with its color? If so, send a screenshot to Prof for EC!