Duke CPS 004 - Chapter 2 (15 pages)

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Cps 004 - Introduction to Programming via Animation and 3D Virtual Worlds
Introduction to Programming via Animation and 3D Virtual Worlds Documents

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CompSci 4 Alice Chap 2 Sec 1 Sep 8 2005 Prof Susan Rodger Announcements Checkoffs from Chap 1 after your work today Read Chap 2 Sec 2 for next time only read don t do it in Alice yet Reading Quiz Top 10 List Surviving CompSci 4 10 Ask Questions 9 Read the Book 8 Visit your professor in her office 7 Learn how to spell Rodger 6 Keep working until it is correct Top 10 List cont 5 Read the Compsci 4 bulletin board 4 Read the book 3 Start Alice assignments early 2 Seek help when stuck 1 hour rule 1 Keep Poppa John s number handy Animation Programs Scenarios and Storyboards 2 step process for creating animations Step 1 Design today Step 2 Implementation next time Step 1 Design Decide on problem to be solved Often problem is given to you by instructor or boss Other times you make it up We will do both Design a solution Use a storyboard design Example Problem scenario The scenario is A robot has landed on the moon and is out looking around Suddenly an alien peeks out The robot turns his head to look and walks over and the alien hides The robot turns to look at the camera and says Houston we have a problem The problem is How can we create this animation Designing a Solution First decide on objects for the scene Then create a storyboard A list of actions A storyboard can take two forms Sketches Textual to do list Objects in the scene Objects robot alien lunar lander rocks Opening scene a moon scene A quick sketch Don t have to be an artist Storyboard Template Scene number Scene sketch picture Description Sound Text A Storyboard Initial scene Alien appears Robot turns and moves forward Storyboard in Text form Animation artists Disney or Pixar sketch their storyboards You may not have such expertise so can also use a textual form Alien pops up and makes noise Robot turns head and moves toward alien Alien drops back behind rock Robot faces camera turns red and says Houston we have a problem Like a to do list How does Pixar make movies From Pixar website How does Pixar make



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