Sunday, February 6, 2011

EDIT 550 - My First Inverse Kinematics Usage

Here is an example of using inverse kinematics to animate a body doing push ups. We are using the animations as part of a larger project called "E-PE". I am still learning through trial and error how the bone tool works. As I stumble my way through the process, I get better and make less mistakes.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

EDIT 550 & EDIT 502 - Cal State LA

I have 4 more classes until I have finished the class requirement of my degree. These are two of the last four. I'll be posting what I learn and the projects I create in the two classes.

Classes start on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 and Thursday, January 6, 2011.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

EDIT 556 - A video tutorial with captions

I used Camtasia to create an online video tutorial for Google Docs, specifically for documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. In order to get the flow right, I had to write a script that I could follow while I did my screen clicks. Just like a movie, I did take after take to get the presentation right. It was easier to get it all right in one take versus editing the short pieces together. I added zooming in certain parts to help the user "see" what I was doing. I realized after inserting the captions that I chopped up my footage to the point where I couldn't continue my effects on my clips. I did not figure out how to merge my clips to get around it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

EDIT 540 Wiki

The wiki houses all of my projects for the class. I had fun learning about educational and performance visuals. I look at advertisements, graphics, and websites in a whole different way using the principles I learned in Linda Lohr's book, Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance: Lessons in Visual Literacy.

EDIT 540 Wiki - here is the main student page

My Web Activities - Chapters 1 - 11

My Challenge Activities - Chapters 1 - 11

I used Adobe Illustrator to create all of my web and challenge activities for the class. I feel like I am only just beginning to understand how to use Illustrator from the projects I created and playing around with all of the functions.