I am currently teaching 3D Animation and Video Design to Middle School students at Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale, California. My goal is to provide all students a rigorous program for the study of 3D animation, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, Video Game design and programming and computer programming. We use Autodesk Maya, Stingray, Mudbox, and the Unity3D video game engine. This will prepare for a successful career in Computer technology and development fields.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
How to create a spinning logo that's on fire in Autodesk Maya
I created this spinning logo yesterday using Autodesk Maya. I use their :
And dynamics – gravity - Active objects
My seventh-grade students will be working on spinning logos this next week to finish up our 10 weeks of school. They have done incredible work in their 3D models and also 3D animations, and have shown that students in middle school can be learning and mastering high-end computer packages.
I I am starting to teach my students how do you program in C# using unity 3D video game design package.
My students will be creating 3D objects in Autodesk Maya and then bringing them in to Unity3D. We will then on how to apply computer programming to make these objects move, rotate, scale them, and have them start to learn how to create a videogame.
So I will be using the video game itself to motivate them to learn computer programming which of course they can use for many more applications other than video game design and creation.
This my Youtube channel where I have all of my video lessons
Create Comets crashing on Fire using Autodesk Maya
This took me only a couple hours to create using Autodesk Maya and bump maps, dynamics commands such as gravity at active rigid bodies, etc. My seventh and eighth graders will be creating their own 3D animations following my Youtube online video lesson. Then they can do their own project using the commands that they just learned. This is a link to the animation and then another link to the actual video lesson on how to create it. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXThag16rqmYchqU1FauOUA