Yep, look at that, we are in the second semester. That of course means new students for me, and new classes for you!
In Quarter 3 we have a Design Studies class. This is mostly 1A (Grade 10 students) but there are some 2A students who are going to get to play with our new toy, a Solidooodle 3D printer! Read more about the Solidoodle here: http://www.solidoodle.com/
Note that this example needs support for WebGL, and works best in Google Chrome.
To try it out:
- allow the page to your use webcamera
- make sure that your face is clearly visible in the video, and click start
- keep your head still until the model fits your face properly
- choose a preset or fiddle with the parameters on the right hand side, to deform the captured face
Even better, Face Substitution:
If you have completed your walk cycle animation, here is a new technique to try that is often used in Flash games:
Students struggling with Functions might want to check out this post on Web Design Weekly:
It is another look at what a Function is, what they are for, and how they are used. You don’t need to read past the Function Declaration or Function Expression? section for our course, but please do if you are curious!
Well, the year is half over already! I’d like to welcome you to my classroom, let’s have some fun and learn something too.
All student sites are now up. The address is:
You will of course need to replace the X with your station number for it to work.
If yours is not there or there is a problem with your site, you will need to stop in and see me to fix it this week.
Here is a resource to check out for those wanting to learn to code:
As much as I like what Microsoft has done with Windows 7, the free Windows Movie Maker, now Windows Live Movie Maker has been stripped down to just the basics. We discovered this change in class while trying to layer some audio in a video. Can’t be done anymore! So, I found this page on how to get the Free Windows Movie Maker HD from Vista into Windows 7.
My daughter loves this little augmented reality game. Check it out:
Good news, it looks like Flash is alive and well. If you didn’t know, Adobe has announced it is killing flash off on mobile devices like phones and tablets. This announcement means that flash skills will still be needed for web and game designers for the next 5+ years at least.
Link to Engadget article.