What is the 3D Modeling Notebook?
What is Evernote?
Your 3D Modeling Notebook is a virtual notebook created using the program Evernote. You'll use this electronic online software to document your progress both in learning the program and documenting your concept drawings. The objective of this portion of the class is to introduce you to a wide range of online and offline presentation and production tools. Evernote will store class notes, ideas, and other information on Evernote, but you may use Skitch, Penultimate (for those with an iPad), Google Drive, Mindnode, Prezi, Sketchbook Express, and Edmodo. At the end of the year, you'll publish a book from these documents using iBook Author or some other software tool. Your documents will be shared between groups when working on team projects and with me when needed. Grading for the Evernote will be based on the assigned task.
Note: This is the first time I've use this software for note taking and it's a commitment I've made to keep this class as paperless as possible. So as we go forward, we'll be learning together on the most productive ways of using these applications.
How to Prepare: Please download the following apps onto your home computer (Evernote, Skitch, Penultimate for iPad users or another app for PC users with drawing capabilities, Mindnode, Sketchbook Express) and sign up for an Evernote, Google Drive, and Edmodo account.
The Edmodo group code for this class is ___________________.
What is the Ideation Sketchbook?
Ideation Sketchbook Assignments are meant for you to "work things out." It is the process by which you collect and paste, sketch, annotate, critique, research, create, edit, and finalize your ideas for a final product. The ideation process does not mean you create 1 idea and call it quits. It is a process for working through many ideas on paper. This means it is as much about failure as it is success. The Ideation Process should take you many hours to find a solution to a particular problem or challenge. Some of this time will be spent in class, but the majority of the time should be spent at home. Because it is so time consuming, the ideation process is heavily weighted in this class. Please see the rubric below. For each assignment, you will print and submit a rubric with your sketchbook assignment. Note every assignment will be graded using all 6 criteria. Please print these rubrics at home.
Ideation Sketchbook Assignment #1:
OBJECTIVE: Draw a sketch of the direction you will be taking over the course of the next 3 weeks. Your Ideation Sketches are due when you present your contracts.
TASK: I want to see a few examples of the work you want to create. You may keep notes, drawings, and research in your 3d modeling notebook or you might want to store everything in your Evernote account to access from class and at home. What ever way feels natural for you. Make sure to example the rubric you'll be graded with. Also, make sure to
GRADING: 30 points
please print rubric at home and bring to class.
DUE: Friday, August 30th
DELIVER: Be ready to present your ideas to the group and receive feedback.
The above images are examples of Ideation sketches. They show the artist working out different ideas for basic shapes, color, forms and style. You drawings don't need to be perfect, but you do need to have drawings that can communicate to the view your intended ideas. If the viewer is forces to imagine too much of the image, then you may be misleading them.
Ideation Sketchbook Assignment #2:
DUE: Sept 20th