Smackdown Faculty Debate - Nov 5thSFU Smackdown Faculty Debate
Close All Laptops Please
Only the back half of the class may use their laptops.
Making Things Move
The Final Countdown
Just an overview of the next couple weeks:
- Week 9 (today): Basics of animation, Quiz 4, P04
- Week 10: Stop. Move. Interact. (Quiz 4 due)
- Week 11: Design today.
- Week 12: Exam recap, P04 due, take-home exam distributed
- Week 13: In-lecture exam
Your final assignment allows you to approach a topic of interest to you. Based on this topic, you will develop and communicate message using your choice of:
- Digital photography
- Photo essays
- Text+image combinations
- Graphic narratives
How you explore the process is up to you, but some of the tools you may want to employ:
- action verbs
- mind mapping
You may work with other's materials for this project, but any materials that are not your own must be cited, as well as any visual materials that are not yours must be reworked in a way that clearly demonstrates your own design considerations.
When in doubt, talk to us.
- Components of a flipbook:
- Key frames
A flipbook of photographs?
Drawing it yourself.
Much like our storyboards, you should plan the major changes.
Create your own keyframe storyboards.
- Fast+slow moving imagery
- Changes in scale
- Moving off the page
- Squash & Stretch
The speed of an action, which gives meaning to the movement.
To achieve smooth animation, a pair of keyframes may have hundreds of frames between.
Using anticipation you can prepare the audience for an action. While a lack of anticipation can create a sense of surprise.
Things don't move at a constant rate, they have to accelerate (ease in) and decelerate (ease out).
Perfect imitations of reality can look static or dull. You want to use exaggeration to emphasize.
Squash & Stretch
Squashing and stretching objects gives them a sense of weight and flexibility.
Visual Communication and MotionMotion Ui Design Principles (Beyond Kinetic)
Make Your Flipbooks
Translate your storyboards into flipbooks.
We will now give you time to pose any one-on-one questions or bounce ideas for P04 off us.
For next week
- Bring a camera to next week's lecture
- Complete Quiz 4
How to Contact Andrew
- Office Hours:
- Thursdays 1:30-2:20pm outside of SSC B9201
- Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20pm on the SFU Surrey mezzanine
- Wednesdays in his office (by appointment only)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 778.782.9747
- Office: Room 2816 (SFU Surrey)