Final Project

For my final project of my 9th grade Digital Art year :(, I decided to do another digital painting. As with my other painting, I took on the challenging task of painting a person, however, this time, in black and white. This brought new challenges to me because the colors are so similar and making sure they did not blend together was difficult. The background color was a challenge for me. It is not the same as in the photo because, as I mentioned, the color blended too much with the shirt.

In my original proposal, I thought I would add a creepy eye-drip effect on my painting, kind of like Alex’s (Bollywood’s Best Grumpy Cat) demon-like depiction of Julie. Yet, I wanted to keep this painting pure, and I didn’t like having a creepy effect on such a nice photo. if I did take that approach, however, I would have possibly made the drips be a different color (or an actual color/not black and white), to make them pop.

I’m glad I did another digital painting for my final project. With the limited time I had, as I worked on my Flash Animation project for what seemed like forever, I wanted to do something I knew how to do. I am also glad I took Digital Art. This was such a great class. Although MANY challenges were put upon me, I tried my best to fix them and became a more patient person, in my eyes. Thank you, Mrs. Oliveri for all your help throughout the year. I really appreciate it and can’t wait for another class with you!!

P.S. I will add the photo/final outcome later. It wouldn’t let me upload it…?

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Flash Animation Project

I am finally done!! This project was very challenging for me, even though this is beginners work. Making the wheels turn was the most challenging part for me. Once I figured it out, however, it was easy. I learned from this project how to use other resources to find information on how to do things in Flash. Using the internet and classroom peers were ways I problem solved. I would have liked to make headlights and taillights turn on, but after the tedious work I did to make the wheels turn and for the background color to change, I was finished.

I enjoyed this project , even though it was challenging. It made me use my resources and taught me how to use a new program. I would have liked to get more skills on how to use adobe flash in the beginning, but maybe that was the point to not give us any help.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach

WP #7 Flash Animation

For this assignment you will be working as an animator. You will need to use Adobe Flash CS5 for this project. Some key vocabulary you will need to use and remember are… (I would strongly recommend using this vocab when you reflect on your finished piece – hint, hint!)

Animation

a graphic representation of drawings to show movement within those drawings.

Project File

a file created to hold animation or video content.

Stage

the drawing area, or part of an animation program window where the content is composed and manipulated.

FPS

Frames Per Second

Frame

a placeholder object used to contain text or graphics. It is also a single image from the sequence of images that make up an animation.

Keyframe

a frame used to specify a change in the animation. (Means: Something is about to change!)

Motion Path

a path drawn on a guide layer to control path animation.

Path Animation

a method of animating an object that requires the user to draw of create a path on a guide layer that the object follows.

Timeline

the part of Flash that organizes and controls an animation’s content over time using layers and frames.

Panels

floating windows that contain commands, options, palettes, menus, and other features for quick reference while working in a program.

Playhead

the vertical red marker in the timeline that marks the progress of the animation when it is previewed in the animation program.

Tween

the calculation of an object’s path from a specified beginning point to a specified ending point in an animation.

Motion Tween

a type of tween that has a blue background on the timeline.

Shape Tween

a type of tween that has a green background on the timeline.

Here are some examples of Flash animations of websites built in Flash…

The following are links to articles filled with examples of Flash

WP #6 Package Design

Three sites to look for inspiration:

How to get started:

  1. Bring in a package that you would like to REMIX or REDESIGN
  2. Sketch an idea that shows composition
  3. You may use Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
    WARNING: If you use Photoshop it MUST be 300 dpi and 100%
    If you do not know what that means… ASK
  4. Start working!
  5. Due April 11th

Ideas: