This will most likely be the final blog post of the semester, though I may add a few references for those that come to Tuesday’s class and ask for a specific type of reference. Regardless, this is the most important blog post in relation to homework assignments, Proposal B and The Final Project.
I have graded and commented on all of the Proposal B submissions I was able to both download and evaluate. I am not accepting any more Proposal Bs at this time, if you missed the window, I’m sorry. If you really really want an opportunity to submit a Proposal B, please come to Tuesday’s class and we can discuss. Most of you made the requested revisions I asked for and your midterm grade is significantly higher. Unfortunately, some of you are still not quite grasping how to get your .html file’s images displayed in the browser. I recommend anyone still having this sort of issue come to Tuesday’s session.
I am accepting final submissions that fall under two categories:
CATEGORY 1: “Heavy Duty” — Blender and Unity
Your final falls under this category if you are doing one of the following:
A. Video Production – This does not mean making a single animated gif from a youtube or internet archive video. Video production means that you have edited together different videos and added your own audio track, or it means you’ve taken real world footage & imported it into Blender and optimized the video for distribution.
B. Game Design – You have been experimenting with Unity, you have a full set of assets, a .unity file, and have experimented with game control mechanics.
C. 3D Exploration – You are creating either an image or a video using Blender’s 3D tools, this can be something highly detailed and static, or this can be something very minimal with the inclusion of difficult/complex rigging systems and/or animation
If you fall under Category 1 your options for submission are as follows:
A. You have it easy, all you have to do is upload your video to the “Final Project” project in Vocat
B. You have a couple options, you can either create a screencast of your game demonstrating different aspects of use OR you can send me your .unity file and post up to 5 key screenshots to Vocat. You also have the option of taking 3 key screenshots and following the Category 2 Final submission protocol.
C. You also have it easy. Just upload a rendered video file (best option) or if you are rendering to image files, upload those files to “Final Project” project in Vocat.
CATEGORY 2: “Precise and Pretty” — Gimp, Atom, HTML/Bootstrap
WHAT IF MY PROJECT DOESN’T FALL UNDER EITHER CATEGORY?
1. You are using PHP, Ruby, Python, or some other form of coding/use of webframeworks, etc to do a comparably complex deliverable. This applies to only a couple of you. You may simply send me your submission via e-mail and include 4-5 screenshots (half front-end, half back-end) and in the discussion section on the “Final Project” Vocat project give me a short update as to the status of your deliverable.
2. You have pushed your website live to a GitHub Pages instance [CLICK HERE for a Github Pages tutorial]. If you fall under this category I am not requiring your site to have bootstrap styling, it can be styled however you want. I’ll just want you to take a screenshot of your back-end and front-end (See Category 2), and then to place a hyperlink to your site in the discussion section on Vocat.
If anything I’ve posted here in unclear make sure you speak to me about it during Tuesday’s “Open Discussion/Troubleshooting” session.
Thank you all for a great semester!