March 28-April 1st « What we’re doing in class

March 28-April 1st « What we’re doing in class

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March 28-April 1st

If you have not finished the Steps 1-7 on pgs 40-41, please do so and save this as a file named copy.

AND NOW…………………………Deluxe House

You are to create your own house using the knowledge that you have gained over the past two weeks.

Hint: If you want to see inside your home while you are working on it, I recommend that you switch the view to x-ray. This can be done by going to view and finding the face styles.

Hint #2: Another thing to consider is how your roof will be structured. You can draw a simple steeple style roof by finding the midpoint, which is the cyan colored dot. Now, follow the blue axis straight up until you find a roof height you are comfortable with. Once you have drawn the line, connect it with the green dots by drawing in a diagonal direction. You should now have closed faces, which you can then add roofing materials to.

Some requirements:

  • Very minimal use of the 3d Warehouse. Please make this your own creation.
  • Use the tape measure tool to create equal sides. This will be a part of your grade.
  • Each house should be at least two stories, have grass or stone groundcover, furniture (you can get this from the window, components menu), windows and doors. Try to make the glass surfaces see through or translucent.
  • For extra credit, go to the help section and learn how to animate. If you need further reference you may use the textbook or the guided help section.

THE HOUSE ABOVE IS ONLY FOR INSPIRATION, PLEASE DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY IT. TIME TO FLEX YOUR CREATIVE MUSCLES AND UTILIZE THE SKILLS YOU HAVE DEVELOPED. THIS HOME WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD BY END OF CLASS. If you finish, then see me for your next assignment.


Revision

Daily Sketchup InspirationPlease refer to the revised schedule on this page for your weekly assignments.  Here is your work for the week:

Today: Push Pull Exercise on Pg. 9

Tuesday: Freehand tool pg. 23-24. Also quiz over the quick reference card.

Wednesday:  Go through the tutorial. Create a square and change the dimensions using the entity box and use the help section to learn about the VCB (Variable Control Box).

Thursday Pg. 38-40 (Move Section)

Friday: Pages 40-42 (Copy Section)


YOUR DAILY SKETCHUP INSPIRATION

Sketchup can be used to pretty much make anything you can dream. film_stage3_header_6.jpgfilm_stage3_header_6.jpg


March 18-21

POWERPOINT IS DONE!

Quiz will be on Wednesday. We will immediately move to Sketchup. You must keep up with the assignments. Every Date that you are late will result in a 15 point deduction. You may be asked to work with partners. Please act in a mature, professional fashion.

If you want to see the program in action. Go to this site (on your home pc or mac of course) and check out the you tube videos he has posted. This is Google Sketchup whiz Aidan Chopra who published the famous Sketchup for dummies book:

http://www.aidanchopra.com/chapter2%3Aestablishingthemodelingmindset22


March 17th-Happy St. Patrick’s Day

arg-leprechaun-opt.gifA bit of Irish trivia. Who was the real St. Patrick? What was he credited with?

Assignment

I will be coming around today with my rubric to check your finished animations. While I am doing this, you are to complete The Persuasive Presentations Unit in the Gold Windows XP book. Go to Chapter 4 of the PowerPoint section and complete pages 90-104. You will be doing the Try It Out sections. If you come across one that references a data disc or cd, please ignore that exercise. This will be due on Wednesday. We will also have a PowerPoint wrap-up quiz. The review for this will take place on Tuesday.


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