ADVANCED 3D DESIGN: Students will continue with methods and techniques gained from “3D Design and Animation” and explore 3D production in more depth. Students will use various professional applications including Autodesk Maya and Mudbox to create digital sculptures, models, pre-visualizations and animations. This course is ideal for artists, and students pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, industrial design, game design, and entertainment industries.  LAB FEE: $25 is required for design supplies and materials.  *Meets MYP technology requirements

Documentation / Studio

Initial Portfolio on  Syllabus / Lab Fee     Due Due 8/30  "Who Are You?" Paragraph about you.   Due 8/30  "What Inspires You?" Inspiration Board   Due 8/30
 Create Google Site  Due 8/30
Turn in Portfolio Address  HERE  Due 8/30

Skill Assessment

Retopologize Due 8/25 Maya Boolean, & Retopologize Due 9/1 Maya Mash Cube &  2 Others Due 9/5nCloth: Cloth  Creative Due Maya Polygon Modeling Tools Due 9/25 Sword Polygon Modeling Due Bend Deformer & Revolve  Due  11/21Complete  CTE Survey Due  

3D Design Sword Design
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Due 

 Proportions Explored   Development Sketches   Final Concept Design

3D Design Mini - Sword Project

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Due Rorschach Sword Inspiration 20+  Due  11/1Rorschach Thumbnail Sketches 5+  Due  11/10Rorschach Development Sketches Due  11/14Rorschach-Based Final Concept Design  Due  11/20Final Concept Reflection of Design Process & Design

CREATION PROCESS *Optional[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]⬜ 3D Development Sketches ⬜ Documentation & Reflection                - Daily Process      -  Visual Progression               -  Ongoing Reflection & Justifications
FINAL PROJECT & REFLECTION *Optional[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]⬜ Final Project Images & Video Due           ⬜  Low -Resolution Test Model         ⬜  Final Model - OPTIONAL⬜  Final Reflection                -  Success 

ADV 3D Design Final Project


INITIAL IDEA EXPLORATION [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE] Designs I LOVE . . .  Due 9/8Initial Project Inspiration Board  Due  9/12State Initial Focus Due 9/12
IDEA EXPLORATION Due [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]Identify Possible Resources (Tutorials) Due 9/14State Design Objective Due 9/18Initial Inspiration board- Design   Focused Inspiration Board Inspiration board  *Annotated Thoughts, Analysis, & Reflection 
Design Objective Reflection & Resources

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Thumbnail Sketching Due  [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]Thumbnail Reflection/Annotate  
Design Research & Resources [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]
Development Sketches [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]Design Development Sketch Reflection
Final Concept Design [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]
CREATION PROCESS  [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]Documentation & Reflection Due               - Daily Process      -  Visual Progression               -  Ongoing Reflection & Justifications
FINAL PROJECT & REFLECTION  [NOTES]     [EXAMPLE]Final Project Images & Video          Low -Resolution Test Model         Animation Test?          Final ModelFinal Reflection                -  Success 

Cell Phone Use Policy

Student Assessment: Students are assessed based on Three main areas, foundation skills, developing ideas, & independent project & skills development.  This is more of holistic approach which is student-centered and promotes a growth mindset.


Student grade is based on three main areas:


Grading is competency based 1-6; which is more holistic, student-centered, and promotes a growth mindset.  Students are able to practice mastery of competencies and skills without the penalty of receiving a poor grade and creates an opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes.  

Standards to Grade Conversion

6 = Industry Level Mastery 6/4 = A+ / 110 

5 = Advanced Mastery 5/4 = A+ / 105 

4 = Mastery 4/4 = A / 95

3 = Partial Mastery 3/4 = B / 85

2 = Developing 2/4 = C / 75

1 = Emerging 1/4 = D / 65 

0 = Emerging 1/4 = F / 40 

Independent Project & Skill Development: This assesses the student's ability to independently learn new technical skills and their ability to manage an independent project.  My goal is to foster an environment that promotes intrinsic skill and project exploration.  Ultimately giving students an opportunity, the tools, and an environment, to explore their passions and/or future careers. 

Developing Ideas (Ideation) is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas.Students will follow a design process of creating, developing and communicating abstract, concrete or visual ideas based on their interests  related to the course content.  

Developing Foundational Skills emphasizes building foundational skills which are software & hardware specific, based on each course strand.  Each student will apply gained skills to mini projects, documenting creating the solutions.   They can be demonstrated through teacher guided assignments OR can be demonstrated through independent student projects.