Week of January 28th, 2013

GAD1 – Learning how to use the 3D tools in Photoshop. Then the study of effective poster design to include typography and the Photoshop Character Palette. Click here for information. Start now by reviewing typography terms and uses here.

GAD2 – Inserting buddha scan into Vue or using it within a Scratch game.

Game Design – Finalize Pong game and submit to drop box Monday/Tuesday. Pico Board scripting also required within this game assignment. Then we’ll learn Physics scripting. Making gears rotate, creating costume for a pendulum and a few other basics to use within  a game.

Snow Day = locate college and after school ARTS & game design opportunities

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Congratulations Game Makers and this week lesson plans

The following Game Design students have had their catcher game placed on the GHS web site! Colton, Kip, Adam, Jake, Landon, Jonathan, Ben, Sydney, Michael, Mason, Lily, Keith, Kamryn, Joshua, and Brittni. You can play their games by clicking here>>>

GAD1 – Learning how to use the 3D tool in photoshop. Then we’ll start learning about the Character Palette within Photoshop.

GAD2 – Scan Buddha drawings, fill with Photoshop gradients after brief discussion of color scheme. We’ll review how to attach human and animal parts to a body structure using Vue. The final assignment is to design a new entity formed from the one of the Four Noble Truths.

Game Design – Review of Catcher game. Then we’ll focus on Pico Board scripting in order to improve Pong game play.

Game Design – Next Assignment

The game of pong is familiar to most everyone. It is one of the earliest arcade video games to reach mainstream popularity. Atari originally published the game in 1972.

Students will remix the scripts. This will enable review of scripts that should have been learned in the last 3 weeks. Another goal is to get students to add Pico Board scripts into the game and possibly set up new obstacles suggested in the image below.

Due Dates for this week

GAD 1 doodle art due Monday and Tuesday. You’ll need to put the image into the drop box on Wednesday/Thursday.

GAD 2 – Tuesday, Buddhism WebQuest due.

Game Design – Catcher games due. Don’t forget to add project notes using complete sentences. All games will be posted online at http://scratch.mit.edu/users/Kim54

We will also explore the scripts involved in the game of pong. This will review scripts for moving a sprite right and left as well as velocity scripting.