Thank you for being in my class this semester.  I hope you have a great 16 days off over winter break.  During the period today, please come up and enjoy some hot apple cider and a  Blueberry Scone (pastry) to go with it!

1 Crock Pot
96 ounce (or bigger) Bottle Apple Juice
1 Box Martinelli’s Mulling Spices
(OR Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea)

Put apple juice in Crock Pot, add 5-8 bags of Mulling Spices /  Tea.  Heat on HIGH for first hour, then turn down to LOW setting.  As you use Hot Cider, add more bags of Mulling Spices / Tea and take out old “used” bags.  Serve HOT!! in coffee/tea cups, sip carefully since it’s HOT!!

Saving Your Work

Saving your work in a SAFE PLACE is critical when working on computers.  To make sure your work is safe, I have provided you with THREE places to save your work.  Here they are, in order of preference:

(1)  The H: drive, found in Windows Explorer, which should start with your student id and end with (H:)
(2)  Your W: drive, found in Windows Explorer, which should start with your name and end with (W:)
(3)  WebFTP, found here at my blog.  Use the USERID and PASSWORD I gave you on the sticker.

Mr. Eliot.

Have a great summer!

Students!  I hope you are all having a great summer.  Your accounts and such for my classes will start coming down off the internet over the next few weeks.  You will no longer be able to log into the course websites or the WebFTP server.  Have a great summer, see you next year.

Mr. Eliot

Late Start Teacher Training #3

Here are DropBox referral codes for three YLHS teachers.  Select whomever you would like when signing up.  If you sign up using a referral code, THEY get additional free storage and YOU get additional free storage!  It’s a win-win for everyone…  If this makes you uncomfortable, use the NO REFERRAL link instead.

Part 2: House Model

Attached is a sample of a VERY SIMPLE house model demo.  A completed assignment would have much more inside and out and the animation would be much slower.  However, it does incorporate use of the Tape Measure tool, Layers, and the SU GRID plugin.

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PART 1a: Modeling In Google Sketchup

Working on using Google Sketchup with the Animation class.  In this example, I have MODELED a chair in Google Shetchup and then created an “Animated Walkthrough” which flies around the chair.

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PART 1b: Rendering In Kerkythea

Now that I get Google Sketchup, it’s time to figure out how to do Photo Realistic RENDERING.  In the example here, I took the chair from Google Sketchup and rendered it in Kerkythea as clear plastic.  I then flew around the chair.  Nice lighting features 🙂

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Good luck to Sophomores taking the “High School Exit Exam” (CAHSEE) on March 16th and March 17th. This should affect the schedules for Web Design and for Animation, but not for Keyboarding hopefully.