This class is awesome but you still owe lots of work

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There was an overwhelmingly positive response to your work and our Media program at the state conference. We have one of the strongest Media programs in the state thanks to your hard work. That being said, very little work was posted to the blog the day the sub was here, and many of you are currently failing this class due to incomplete assignments.

All caught up and may have a study hall: Loral, Sophia, Miriam, Dariel, Julian

Missing/Incomplete Assignments:

  • Lorelei: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Sydney: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Sidney: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project; Bird Animation
  • Josh: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Olecia: ADD PDF to Final landscape blog post
  • Norah: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Andrew: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Janaya: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Aleesa: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Miriam: Bird Animation (fix so it moves properly)
  • Brianna: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Ball Animation, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Seth: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Ball Animation, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Madeline: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Oliver: Clothing Project
  • Jaelin: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Kay: Bird Animation (fix so it moves properly)

Catch Up Day

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Please complete any missing assignments and post them to your blog.

All caught up and may have a study hall: Sophia, Julian

Missing/Incomplete Assignments:

  • Lorelei: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Loral: Bird Animation
  • Sydney: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Sidney: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project; Bird Animation
  • Josh: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Olecia: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Norah: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Andrew: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Janaya: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Aleesa: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation
  • Miriam: Bird Animation (fix so it moves properly)
  • Brianna: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Ball Animation, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Seth: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Ball Animation, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Madeline: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Cat Animation, Bird Animation
  • Oliver: Clothing Project
  • Jaelin: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project
  • Kay: Final landscape blog post with: PDF of finished project, PNG of finished project, 150 word artist statement about project, Bird Animation (fix so it moves properly)

Animation Tutorials Day 2: Rotation Points

Today’s essential question: How can I use the transform tool and rotation points to animate a moving character in Adobe Animate? 

Today we will complete the Cat Rotation tutorial.

Then we will animate a bird to review what we learned about rotation points.

Cat Rotation Tutorial

black-catt-3This tutorial will teach you how to set anchor points and how to rotate objects around those anchor points. You will need to sign into your school Google Drive account and download the “black_cat.psd” file I have shared with you. Do not try to save the image from this blog post, as it will not have the body parts on separate layers like PSD file in Google Drive does.

Bird Animation

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You will need to sign into your school Google Drive account and download the “bird animation” folder I have shared with you.

Things to remember (follow these steps in order to prevent a stressful weird animation):
  • Create a new Animate Document that is 900px wide by 800px tall
  • Import the bird.psd of your choice. Convert all graphics to symbols when you import the bird.psd file.
  • Put each body part on a separate layer layers.
    You can use folders folder to organize your layers:
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  • THEN use the transform tool rotation_point_end to move all rotation points to the correct locations
  • THEN set key frames keyframes in the spots in the timeline where you want your action to change
  • THEN use the transform tool rotation_point_end to rotate or move body parts at various keyframes keyframes
  • THEN add tweens tweens
  • THEN add eases
  • Save your animation as a .fla file
  • Export your animation as a GIF

Today we will:

  • Complete the Cat Rotation tutorial to learn how to use the transform tool and rotation points to animate a character in Adobe Animate
  • Animate a bird to review what we learned about rotation points
  • Upload both the Animate and gif files to the animation folders in our school Google Drive accounts, and make sure we have shared the folder with Ms. Lawson
  • Create a new blog post with the following:
    • gif of completed Cat Animation
    • gif of completed Bird Animation
    • a few sentences on our blog summarizing any challenges you faced today, how you worked through those challenges, and how you currently feel about computer animation.

Animation Tutorials Day 1: Bouncing Ball

Today’s essential questions: How can I use the principles of animation to animate a bouncing ball in Adobe Animate? 

Today we will begin our animation unit by learning how to animate a bouncing ball. We will export our completed animation as a GIF, post it to our blog, and then finish our vector landscapes.

Bouncing Ball Tutorial


Open Adobe Animate on your computer.
Then follow the steps in this handout to animate a bouncing ball!

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Today we will:

  • Complete the Bouncing Ball tutorial
  • Create a New Blog Post with the finished Bouncing Ball Animation GIF
  • Finish the vector landscape

Last Day for Vector Landscapes

grumpy_cat_folder_iconToday’s essential question: Where should I focus my time to finish my vector landscape by the end of today’s class?

Ms. Lawson has left feedback for everyone in their folders. Please implement my suggestions to quickly wrap up your project. If you need help, please ask.

Today we will:

  • Finish our vector landscapes
  • Create a final blog post with the following:
    • a PDF of the finished project
    • a PNG of the finished project
    • a 150 word artist statement about the project