Welcome to Digital-Evolutions, Smoky Hill High School's digital creative center. Digital-Evolutions is a digital visualization and animation program, introducing students to design principles, new media design, basic programming, engineering/medical visualization, video production, compositing, and a heavy emphasis on 3D content creation.


AND most importantly, giving students the skills to become intrinsically motivated independent learners and creative leaders.

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Digital-Evolutions, is a public high school digital arts program, introducing students to digital sculpture, design principles, traditional art mediums, programming, visual storytelling, engineering/medical visualization, video production, and a heavy focus on 3D visualization and animation. Students can participate up to four years, with two possible advanced college accredited tracks, both IB and traditional. Our core philosophy, is to move past just teaching the tool, to empowering students to become intrinsically motivated, independent learners, story tellers, and artists. It challenges them to tap into both hemispheres and further develop their logical and creative abilities as an artist and critical thinker. The program is both exciting and challenging, providing students with a learning environment without limitations and opening the the door to artistic expression and conceptual exploration. Students become artists, visual story tellers, and technical problem solvers, further preparing them for the ever-changing digital landscape and future workforce. Digital-Evolutions is hosted at Smoky Hill High School part of the Cherry Creek School District. Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008/09 predicts that digital media design and animation will show tremendous growth ‘much faster than average’ through 2016 nationally. As of 2008, China has over 30 animation industrial bases, 5,400 animation companies, 450 high schools teaching certified animation courses, and 460,000 students studying animation related subjects. This was an increase of over 36% in comparison to 2006. (Aldric Chang 2008) According to Robi Roncarelli industry expert, China’s growth is not even due to outsourcing, but huge local demands. So it can be said that, our local industry is just at its infancy and this perpetual growth is blending together multiple disciplines, blurring the line between art, science, math, and technology. But our underling goal is to develop intrinsically motivated creative learners with the skills to succeed in their chosen career path; whether it be engineering and the sciences or entertainment and the arts.
 
 
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Turn-in Blog Address

SUB TODAY 8/31

Hey Guys,
My son chipped his tooth and we need to bring him to the dentist this morning.  Hence I will not be here today.  He are some instructions for each class.

1R: IB Digital Art / Portfolio Design
Laser Cut Design:
Keep working on your laser cut design.  I am looking for a complete design cycle.  It does not have to be exactly my example process, this is just a guide. 
BUT, I am looking for a complete, well thought out, design process, including but not limited to legitimate research (inspiration board), and visual design progression (visual exploration – development sketches)
Have a great weekend.

2R: 2D Design:
Today, you need to make sure that you finish all of the following projects:
  • Create Blog - Turn in Address ✓
  • Finish Blog Set-up ✓
  • Write Life Vision
  • Liquify tool (Headshot)✓
  • Healing Brush (Car Removal) ✓
  • Selection Tool  (Cut Out Statue of Liberty) ✓
  • Selection Tool  (Cut Out Zebra) ✓
  • Rhino-Zebra

If you have any question check with your neighbors.

Have a great weekend!


4R: 3D Design:

  • Create Blog - Turn in Address ✓ 
  • Finish Blog Set-up ✓
  • Write Life Vision
  • Temple Model with Shadows ✓
  • Temple Model with materials and a articulated ✓
  • Extrude Face Along a Path with lighting shadows ✓

If you have any question check with your neighbors.

Have a great weekend!


FX PROJECT SUMMARY

 
Create a new Sub-Page under Indie Projects and title it "FX Project"  
    
Project Overview 

FX Skill Focus:
Write a description of the skills or skills your plan on focusing on. 

State All Resources Used:  (include images/screenshots and link)
Find resources or specific tutorials of a skill that you need or want to learn that is related to your goal or design objective. You will finish this tutorial or demonstrate skills or knowledge gained.  Even if the tutorial is too demanding or not relevant, document your efforts, make sure you document regularly to prove adequate work was done.  Post images and links to the tutorials.  
    
FX Skill Progression Summary & Reflection:  (1-2 paragraphs) Basically, in paragraph form write a summary of what you did as well as a thorough reflection.  The degree to which the student presents information that supports the central purpose, arguments, or goals of the skills or knowledge.

Visual FX Skill Progression Images or Screenshots:  Post a clear progression of your skill development. Screen shots and final renders


General Writing: Grammar, punctuation, general writing

Grade is based out of 100 points with an additional potential for 20 bonus points.

0
1-3
4-5
FX Skill Overview
None
Some Development
Fully Developed
Well Written
0-10
11 – 20
21 – 30
1 – 7
FX Skill Progression Summary
Minimal Summary  Development
Some Summary  Development
Fully Developed Summary
Above and Beyond
Visual FX Skill Progression Images
Minimal Visual Progression
Some Visual Progression
Fully Documented
Visual Progression
Above and Beyond
Overall FX Skill Progress
Minimal Progress
Some
Progress
Adequate
Progress
Above and Beyond
0
1-3
4-5
General Writing Poor sentences, no punctuation, fragments, or none completed. Good work, several small mistakes, good effort. Excellent writing, few spelling mistakes, coherent and well-done.

2D Design Log

8/29/18

  • Went over the Zebra-Rhino main cut-out steps
  • Set-up Journal
  • TSA Overview

8/31

    9/7/18

    • Reviewed how to turn in projects
    • Reviewed how to set up blog
    • Turned in Journal Address

    9/10

    • Sub Day
    • Finish Going Over Zebra-Rhino

    9/11

    9/17

    • Laser Cut Padlet

    3D Design

    8/23/18 - 8/24/18

    • Worktime to finish renders
    • Blog setup

    8/27/18 - 8/28/18

    • Turn-in Blog Address
    • Overview of TSA
    • How to turn-in temple final renders
    • Write Life Vision

    3D Design Checklist

    Turn-in Journal Address

    3D Design 2G Fall - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LWTTKWadk064F2xSOKJx-vDlzRejazJhPkmy-vWXDBA/edit?usp=sharing

    3D Design 4R Fall - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17rhmqzV7HNuaNZTDt0kt6JyLQ-Rt3rrR6UzSQVOikio/edit?usp=sharing


    Skill Development Checklist: Things that need to be done  . . . 

    • Pay LAB Fee $20 ✓                       
    • Create Journal and Share Address ✓                       
    • Write Life Vision ✓               
    • Temple Model with Shadows ✓  
    • Initial Interest Direction (Padlet)
    • CNC (Padlet)    
    • Extrude Face Along a Path        
    • Extrude Curve Along a Path
    • Write Skill Objective
    • Beveling
    • Hole
    • Non-Linear Deformers
    • Revolve Practice
    • Lofting Practice
    • Lighting Subject
    • Character Generator
    • Character Posing
    • Juice Glass
    • Write Design Objective
    • Create Design Objective Inspiration Board
    • Fun w/ Duplicate Special          
    • Rorschach Inspiration : Alchemy
    • Boolean Operation - first part
    • Boolean Operation -  FORM                     
    • 3-Point Light
    • Materials
      
    Independent Skill Development & Projects
    • Skill Objective
    • Final Summary & Reflection  

    Concept Design Project  
    • Intrinsic Influence Board
    • Design Objective
    • Initial Background Story
    • Inspiration Board
    • Thumbnail Sketches
    • Development Sketches
    • Final Background Story
    • Final Concept Design

    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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    Architecture & Industrial Design
    Ceramics & Glass
    Comic Art
    Design
    Digital Art
    Drawing & Illustration
    Editorial Cartoon
    Fashion
    Film & Animation
    Jewelry
    Mixed Media
    Painting
    Photography
    Printmaking
    Sculpture
    Video Game Design
    Art Portfolio (graduating seniors only)

    Art Categories

    A Note on Size Limitation for All Art Categories
    Affiliate Partners may limit the size of work that they accept. Please refer to your local guidelines for details.

    Oversized works that earn National Medals are not guaranteed opportunities for display in the National Exhibition.

    Architecture & Industrial Design

    Category Description

    This category also includes Industrial Design
    Plans for or models of structures, and environments, systems, or products.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Building designs, landscape designs, interior designs, urban plans, or product designs. Can include 2D work such as hand-drawn sketches, computer-aided designs, blueprints, and floor plans, OR 3D work such as handmade or 3D printed scale models, maquettes, or prototypes.

    Special Instructions

    Plans may be hand-drawn or computer-generated. Models must be sturdy and able to endure shipping and exhibition.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Architecture submission.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you are submitting a 2-D work (a design as opposed to a model), select "0" for the "Depth" and "Weight" fields.

    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Ceramics & Glass

    Category Description

    Handcrafted objects made from ceramics or glass.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Anything made exclusively out of ceramics and/or glass belongs in this category. This includes busts, figures, abstract forms, vases, teapots, bowls, plates, cups, tiles, tableware or other vessels. Ceramic pieces may include earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, etc. Glass pieces may include stained glass, cast glass, fused glass, blown glass, etc.

    Special Instructions

    • Unfired ceramics and oil-based clay works should not be submitted.
    • Ceramic or glass pieces intended to be worn for personal adornment should be submitted in the Jewelry category.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Ceramics & Glass submission.

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    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Comic Art

    Category Description

    A pictorial narrative in deliberate sequence—with or without text—that tells a story or develops an idea through use of a single or multiple panels.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Comic strips, comic books, storyboards, web comics, or selections from graphic novels.

    Special Instructions

    Do not base characters and plots on already published comic books or published series.

    Submissions

    You can upload up to eight images for each Comic Art submission. We highly recommend that you enter any text in the field provided on the upload page. Each image has its own field in which you can enter text. This will ensure jurors can read your work during judging.

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    Additional Instructions

    If your submission consist of more than one page, please indicate how many pages are in your submission in the space provided above.

    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Design

    Category Description

    Art created for commercial or applied purposes. This includes graphic design work that has a defined use such as advertising or communications.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Magazine layouts, book covers, greeting cards, fonts, letterhead, business cards, calendars, or signage.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Design submission.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you are submitting a 2-D work, select "0" for the "Depth" and "Weight" fields.

    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Digital Art

    Category Description

    Computer-generated artwork OR artwork captured digitally and heavily collaged or manipulated to produce a new image.
    The production of digital art relies heavily upon computer software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, or other graphics editing programs.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Digital collages, photo manipulation, digital painting, and fractal art.

    Special Instructions

    • Identify computer software used in the “List Materials” section of the online submission form.
    • Digital artwork may contain text, but submissions that contains text for commercial purposes should be entered in the Design category.
    • Digital photgraphs that are “touched up” or lightly manipulated using computer software should be entered in the Photography category.
    • Consider submitting to the Video Game Design category or Future New category if your work has a strong interactive element.
    • If you are using collaged images, please refer to the copyright and plagiarism guide.

    Submissions

    You can upload one image for each Digital Art submission.

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    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Drawing & Illustration

    Category Description

    Art that is composed of marks made with a manual or mechanical instrument on a two-dimensional surface.
    Drawings include all renderings made by an instrument on a surface and may include formal, realistic and/or abstract imagery. Illustrations are works that graphically depict a concept or subject. Either drawings or drawn illustrations may be submitted to this category.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon, scratchboard, marker, etc.

    Special Instructions

    • Drawings copied from published photographs, the internet or existing works should not be submitted and will be disqualified. Please refer to the copyright and plagiarism guide for more detailed information.
    • Sequential illustrations should be submitted to the Comic Art category.
    • Digital Illustrations should be entered in the Digital Art category.
    • Illustrations that directly depict political or social commentary should be submitted to the Editorial Cartoon category.

    Submissions

    You can upload one image for each Drawing or Illustration submission.

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    Additional Instructions

    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation

    Category Description

    A drawing or illustration, series of artworks, or animated short films (no longer than 60 seconds) that offers commentary or criticism on current events or political topics.
    About Herb Block
    This category is sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation in honor of Mr. Block's remarkable contribution to the genre of political cartoons. Visit herbblockfoundation.org to learn more and see examples of his work.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Single panel drawings with captions, sequential comic art, illustrations, digitally created drawings, or animated films with a political theme or message.

    Special Instructions

    • Multi-panel cartoons or other narrative illustrations that do not contain commentary or criticism of a political event or current event should be submitted to the Comic Art Category. 
    • Illustrations that do not contain commentary or criticism of a political event or current event should be submitted to the Drawing & Illustration Category or Digital Art Category depending on the tools used. 
    • Animations that do not contain commentary or criticism of a political event or current event should be submitted to the Film & Animation Category.

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    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Fashion

    Category Description

    Articles of clothing or fashion accessories other than jewelry (which should be submitted to the Jewelry Category)

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Fully-realized articles and outfits, sketches, tech packs, etc. Jackets, dresses, shirts, gowns, scarves, hats, bags, belts, shoes, etc. as well as experimental designs, wearable art, and work made from found materials.

    Special Instructions

    Garments not intended to be worn on the body should be submitted to the Sculpture category.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Fashion submission.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you are submitting a 2-D work (a design as opposed to a model), select "0" for the "Depth" and "Weight" fields.

    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Film & Animation

    Category Description

    A sequence of moving images viewed with a monitor, television, or projector.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Documentary films, narrative films, commercials, experimental video, as well as hand-drawn, computer-generated, or stop-motion animations, etc.

    Special Instructions

    • Do not mail a DVD with your submission forms. All media must be uploaded to the online registration system.
    • During registration, identify equipment and software used in the “List Materials” section.
    • Since the Awards are blindly judged, please do not include any credits in your film.
    Copyrighted Music
    Students cannot use copyrighted music in their work without the permission of the original artist. Students who obtain copyrights to music must obtain documentation from the artist and send it with their submission form. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers strongly encourages use of original or public domain music. See copyright release section of guidelines.

    Submissions

    • Your film must be in one of the following formats: .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, .mpeg.
    • You must enter the film synopsis in the provided text editor.
    • Please note that if your submission is over 5 minutes long, we request that you also submit a 5-minute-or-under version. Judges will use the 5-minute version in their initial assessment of your work.
    For Film & Animation submissions longer than 5 minutes, please upload the following:
    • A five-minute-or-under version of your film (the file size limit for this upload is 350MB)
    • The full-length version of your film. If your full film is under five minutes long, this second upload does not apply to you–please do NOT upload a higher resolution of the same film.
    • The file size limit for this upload is 800MB.

    Collaboration

    A Film & Animation submission can include up to 5 collaborators. A collaborative Film & Animation entry should only be registered ONCE for judging: choose one student to create an account and upload the work -- this student can then identify up to four collaborators on the Edit Info page. If the other collaborators are not listed when the work is submitted they will not be eligible to receive an Award.
    ALL COLLABORATORS MUST MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
    Please email info@artandwriting.org if you have questions about collaborative submissions.

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    Additional Instructions

    Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the Microsoft Silverlight plug in before uploading Film & Animation submissions. You can downlaod the newst version at: www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

    Work Type

    Time-based Work (Minutes:Seconds)


    Jewelry

    Category Description

    Art objects worn for personal adornment.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Bracelets, rings, brooches, earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, etc.

    Special Instructions

    Materials may include metal, semi-precious stones, plastic, beading, glass, found objects, etc.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Jewelry submission.

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    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Mixed Media

    Category Description

    Art made from more than one medium, usually with a three-dimensional element.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Collage, assemblage, cut paper, handmade paper, batik, fiber-based art, fine art books, etc.

    Special Instructions

    • Combinations of painting and drawing applied only to one surface should be submitted to either the Painting or Drawing categories.
    • Mixed media assemblages meant to be viewed in the round should be submitted in the Sculpture category.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Mixed Media submission.

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    Additional Instructions

    If your mixed media submission does not have a 3D element, select "0" for the "Depth" and "Weight" fields.

    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Painting

    Category Description

    Art created by applying pigment to a two-dimensional surface.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, encaustic, fresco, spray paint, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any flat surface.

    Special Instructions

    Paintings copied from published photographs, the internet, or existing works should not be submitted and will be disqualified. Please refer to the copyright and plagiarism guide for more detailed information.

    Submissions

    You can upload one image for each Painting submission.

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    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Photography

    Category Description

    Images captured by either an analog or digital camera.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, etc.

    Special Instructions

    • Identify type of photographic techniques used in the “List Materials” section of online registration.
    • Editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, Photo Explosion, etc.) is acceptable to use for minor touch-ups and image correction in a manner that replicates traditional darkroom techniques (cropping, dodging, burning, adjusting brightness, contrast, color balance, etc.).
    • Works that are digitally collaged, cloned, layered, merged, distorted, or heavily manipulated with computer software must be submitted in the Digital Art category.
    • Each work submitted to the photography category should be a distinct image that presents a unique artistic vision.
    Submitting multiple similar images from the same series of photographs is highly discouraged. Part of the submission process to the Awards is determining which image best fulfills the Scholastic Awards criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision.

    Submissions

    You can upload one image for each Photography submission. Students may enter up to 16 individual photo submissions.

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    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Printmaking

    Category Description

    Work made by transferring ink from one prepared surface (plate, screen, etc.) onto paper or another flat surface.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Woodcut/linocut, monotype, intaglio, lithography, etching, silkscreen printing, collograph, etc.

    Special Instructions

    Identify the printmaking technique used in the “List Materials” section of online registration.

    Submissions

    For each Printmaking submission, you can upload one image.

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    Work Type

    2-D Work (Height x Width)


    Sculpture

    Category Description

    Three-dimensional art objects created by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques that can have interactive qualities.

    Examples (including but not limited to)

    Modeled, carved, cast, constructed, or assembled objects. Materials may include but are not limited to: clay, cardboard, metal, acrylic, wood, glass, stone, marble, textiles, plastics, and found objects.

    Special Instructions

    • Large-scale installation art should be submitted in the Future New category.
    • Anything made exclusively out of ceramics and/or glass belongs in the Ceramics & Glass category.

    Submissions

    You can upload four images for each Sculpture submission.

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    Work Type

    3-D Work (Height x Width x Diameter and Weight)


    Video Game Design

    Category Description

    An interactive media experience that makes use of gameplay and digital media (e.g., visual art, sound design, digital storytelling, etc.). This category also includes conceptual designs of playable games.

    Special Instructions

    • Video Game Design submissions must be playable games or conceptual designs of playable games.
    • Conceptual designs include, but are not limited to, character designs, game scripts, gameplay diagrams, or any combination of those.
    • Students may create playable games using the software or coding language of their choice. Some examples of these are: Scratch, Flash, Ren’py, Game Salad, Unity, and Game Maker.
    • Alternatively, students may submit playable games in another platform where the final game can be played by the judges on a browser or a PC without the purchase of any proprietary software or having to register for a private community.

    Submissions

    • If you are submitting a playable game, you can upload one file (.exe, .zip, .rar, or .swf). You must also enter a 250-500 word gameplay summary in the provided text editor and a gameplay video of your game being played no longer than 5 minutes in length.
    • If you are submitting conceptual designs, you can upload up to eight images and/or text documents. We highly recommend that you enter a description of your concept and its parts in the field provided on the upload page. Each upload has its own field in which you can enter text. This will ensure jurors can understand your work during judging.

    Collaboration

    Video Game Design submissions can include up to 5 collaborators. A collaborative Video Game Design entry should only be registered ONCE for judging: choose one student to create an account and upload the work -- this student can then identify up to four collaborators on the Edit Info page.
    If the other collaborators are not listed when the work is submitted they will not be eligible to receive an Award.
    ALL COLLABORATORS MUST MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
    Please email info@artandwriting.org if you have any questions about collaborative submissions.

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    Art Portfolio

    (For Graduating Seniors Only)

    Category Description
    A series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.

    Seniors may submit up to two Art Portfolios, but may not submit the same work in both portfolios.

    Video Game Design and Future New Submissions may not be submitted as part of an Art Portfolio.

    Special Instructions
    Each work within the Art Portfolio is subject to the same upload rules as its equivalent in individual categories. For example, a sculpture entry as part of a portfolio is allowed up to four images, while a photography entry is allowed one image.

    • In addition to the artwork, students may submit a 300 word Artist Statement answering the following questions:
      • What idea or visual investigation does your portfolio explore?
      • Why is this exploration important to you?
      • What do you hope (stays with people/changes within people/people see differently) after they view your portfolio?
    • Artist statements may be entered on the “Create Portfolio” page.
    • Work included in a portfolio may also be submitted in an individual category (i.e. Drawing and Illustration, Mixed Media, etc.). You will be able to indicate if you want to submit a work a part of a portfolio only, an individual submission only, or both on your student dashboard.
    • Seniors may resubmit artworks submitted to the Scholastic Awards in a previous year as part of their Art Portfolio.
    • Do not include any identifying information, such as your name, in the title of your portfolio or the works included in the submission.