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Lightwave - 3D Animation

Page history last edited by Mr. Todd 11 years, 7 months ago

 

During this practical skills unit, you will develop an understanding of how to work with Lightwave 3D to produce a short animated video.  You will learn how to use the program through a series of in-class lessons, activities, tutorials and training exercises. 

 

UNIT LENGTH:

  • approximately 10 class periods (includes training and project work)

 

TRAINING:

 

FINAL PROJECT:

For your final project, you will complete one of the following:

1.     ANIMATED LOGO DESIGN:

  • Create a short animated video (min. 300 frames = 10 seconds) featuring your original personal logo design (imported into Lightwave as vector graphic).
  • You will turn your logo into a 3D object using Lightwave tools and add textures/materials as required to enhance object's appearance.  The logo MUST be animated in some way.
  • You will model an environment for your logo (background, objects, etc. as required). At least ONE object must not be a primitive shape.
  • You will add lighting and cameras as required to enhance appearance of scene. 
  • You should have min. 3 lights  in the scene.
  • Both lighting and cameras should be animated in some way.
  • You will add realistic textures, effects, etc. to produce a high-quality animated sequence that you will render as an AVI file for use in your final portfolio website (splash page?).

2.     ORIGINAL ANIMATED SCENE (ADVANCED):

  • You will produce an original scene using new objects/models.
  • Specifications for the scene are the same as above.
  • Models MUST showcase advanced Lightwave functions, including: bones, hypervoxels, advanced modifications, animated textures, bump mapping, etc.

3.     ORIGINAL ANIMATED SCENE (BEGINNERS):

 

FOR ALL PROJECTS...

  • Students will complete rough work prior to starting the final project.  This may include rough sketches (3 view), storyboards and/or images sourced from the Internet for inspiration.

 

HOW YOU'LL BE MARKED:

Your final unit mark will be based on the following (more details to follow in class):

SUBMITTED WORK:

  • Rough work for final project (20 Marks)
  • Final model files for all objects usedand final scene file (20 Marks - Creativity, 40 Marks - Technical Skill)
  • Final rendered scene - AVI (20 Marks)

LIGHTWAVE SKILLS TEST:

  • All students will complete an in-class Lightwave skills test to showcase their skills/knowledge of the program (20 Marks)

 

 

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