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.

About Digital-Evolutions []
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

Blog Addresses for:
3G ADV 3D Design Spring 2020

Turn-in Website Address


Principles of Compositional Design

  • Rhythm
  • Directional Movement
  • Proportion / Scale
  • Balance
  • Unity
  • Harmony
  • Contrast
  • Emphasis (Focal Point / Center of interest)

  • Analogous Colors
  • Complementary Colors
  • Primary Colors
  • Secondary Colors
  • Tertiary Colors
  • Asymmetry
  • Symmetry

MASH Tutorials

IB Checklist

Checklist: Things that need to be done  . . . 
  • Pay LAB Fee $40 ✓   

  • Create Journal and Share Address ✓                       
  • Write Life Vision ✓ 
  • Project Idea Map
  • Speak to Cornell regarding initial direction

  • Project Idea Map
  • Review & Evaluate Screens (speak to Cornell) 
  • Review & Evaluate Finished Projects (speak to Cornell) 
  • Speak to Cornell regarding initial direction

Turn-in Blog Address

3D Design Checklist

Turn-in Journal Address

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

  • Pay LAB Fee $20
  • Project #1:Temple Model with Shadows (LINK)
    • Temple w/ Material Presets  ✓
  • Project #2: Temple Ground Scene
  • Write Life Vision
  • Initial Interest Direction
  • Create Journal and Share Address  (LINK)
  • Project #3: Extrude Along a Path  (LINK)
    • Change Focal Length 3mm (Fisheye) ✓
  • Project #4: Extrude Curve Along a Path & Ramp Textures ✓
    • Procedural Textures Demonstration ✓
  • Write Skill Objective
  • Project #5: Bump Mapping vs Displacement Mapping (LINK)
  • Project #6: Non-Linear Deformers  (LINK)
  • Project #7: Curves & Simple Revolve (LINK)
    • Revolved Surface With Image Based Lighting ✓
  • Project #8: 3D Type Rendered ✓
    • Text Model with Boolean Cut for 3D Printing ✓
  • Project #9: Duplicate Special (LINK)
  • Project #10: Duplicate Special - Composition
  • Project #11: Boolean Operation - first part (LINK)
  • Project #12:Boolean Operation -  FORM
  • Hole (LINK)
  • Lofting Practice (LINK)
  • Juice Glass (LINK)
  •  Rorschach Inspiration : Alchemy
  • Lightsaber (LINK)
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

Adobe Creative Cloud

You should have received an email to your school account with a subject of:

Access is granted. Enjoy CCE All Apps for K-12 now.

Open the email and click the "Get Started" button.


Then a new window will open, Verify that your name is spelled correctly and create a simple password.  I suggest to using the same login as you CCSD account.  It will make it easier to remember.