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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3D Design Checklist


Turn-in Journal Address
3D Design 1G Spring - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/141tIL1KCff37DpVw8lulI_pK87bEsCrRLdm1rUEUphU/edit?usp=sharing 
3D Design 2G Spring - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gSpd-VrjFbSN5aTQGZaLbMdTSGhnqhslWCHVietKE1g/edit?usp=sharing
3D Design 4G Spring -https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LMhQohTVzdSJNU8nBWSmqUutjtpm4NPPhFBWzXgeieQ/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

Turn-in Blog Address

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.

ADOBE-login

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. 

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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.  

 

2D & 3D Design Blog Example

SUB TODAY 10/25

Hey Guys,
I have a district meeting today.  Hence I will not be here today.  Here are some instructions for each class.


1R: IB Digital Art / Portfolio Design

REMINDER: IB students that 2 screens are do by November 1st and IB Seniors need to finish the final project post. 

Final Projects:

IB Students: a total of 3 FINALIZED projects are due by the end of the semester (from both quarters). 

Portfolio Students: a total of 2 large independent FINALIZED projects are due by the end of the semester (from both quarters).  


Seniors IB Artist Comparison:
FINALIZED comparison is due on November 11th.






2R: 2D Design:


Have the students go the classroom website, http://digital-evolutions.org  and on the right choose option #6 SUB DAY and read the notes for the day.  It will explain everything the students need for the class. Basically the students know what they are doing and should get right to work.  There is a video step-by-step tutorial on our website that walks them through everything.  http://digital-evolutions.blogspot.com/search/label/SUB


Today, you need to make sure that you finish all of the following projects.  Examples are in th example blog: https://sites.google.com/cherrycreekschools.org/digitaldesign/2d-skill-projects

  • Project #5: Laser Inspiration ✓
  • Project #6:  Blending Colors
  • Project #7: Logo Thumbnails
  • Write your daily journal entry!!
  • Use this time to work on your Independent Skill Objective.

If you have any question check with your neighbors.



4R: 3D Design:


Today, you need to make sure that you finish all of the following projects.  Examples are in the example blog: https://sites.google.com/cherrycreekschools.org/digitaldesign/3d-skill-projects
  • Project #9: Duplicate Special
  • Project #10: Duplicate Special - Composition
  • Project #11: Using Office Lens, upload all of you thumbnail sheets.
  • Project #12: Logo Thumbnails
  • Write your daily journal entry!!
  • Use this time to work on your Independent Skill Objective.
If you have any question check with your neighbors.