Creating for Mixed Reality involves a variety of disciplines and tools that need to be brought together into a single pipeline. Rarely does one person contain the experience to do everything to satisfaction, it takes a village. In this course we will investigate the wide array of disciplines (architecture, vfx, animation, game design, interaction design, character design) and look at different approaches to creating content including shortcuts to achieve a more lifelike experience with less effort.
Session 1: Illustrator Basics This session covers the basic layout of Illustrator, differences in later versions of Illustrator, and the overall capabilities of Illustrator. It then dives into the software and introduces artboards, navigating them, and the fundamental idea behind paths. We’ll then see how to create some basic shapes and stylize them using strokes and fills.
Session 2: Layers And Shapes This session covers how to use paths, strokes, and curves to build up complex shapes. We’ll also see how to trace a photo and build shapes from them. We’ll also explore the use of layers and guides to create complex compositions and organize our workflow.
Session 3: Text, Path Editing, And Curves This session covers the use of text and how to use Illustrator paths, the fundamental building block to an Illustrator graphic. We’ll see how to define complex paths such as bezier curves as well as how to use the pen tool for editing them.
Session 4: 3D, Blurs, And Gradients This session covers advanced effects including gradients, shadows, and blurs. We’ll also cover how to build compositions in 3-dimensions for producing perspective, warping, and 3d rotation effects.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.