Tuesday, October 4, 2016

DuIK - Setting up Inverse Kinematics in After Effects

FALL 2017 - The following video walks you through setting up Controllers and IK with the DuIK plug-in for After Effects and setting up puppet pins on the feet with raster images.  The direct link to the video is at https://vimeo.com/236960240/cabe5bfd7e

FALL 2016 - The following videos walk you through installation of the DuIK plug-in for After Effects, and basic use.  There are MANY more tools in DuIK, and you are encouraged to use DuIK's own user manual to learn them.  For the character animation, however, we will only be using the inverse kinematic tools covered in these videos.

To download DuIK, donate to Duduf, or view additional help and support documents, visit https://rainboxprod.coop/en/tools/duik/.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Twine - Fall 2016 for Digital Media 2

AFTER watching the first video below, go to http://twinery.org to get started.

(These videos are a complement to what we'll cover in class.)

Additional Useful Links:

Game Narrative Articles

Autobiography in Games
http://www.thankyouforplayingfilm.com/about/ (Documentary about That Dragon Cancer.)

Games for Change Grants

More Education Game Grants

About Narrative

Types of Essays
Narrative, Descriptive, Exposatory, Pursuasive

Forms, Genres, and Sub-genres (Read this list!) 

What forms and genres are commonly found in AAA games?
(Keep in mind many forms include sub-genres.)
Fiction: Fanfiction, Fantasy,  Humour,  Mythopoeia,  Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Western

What form and genres are commonly found in AAA games/emerging, or attached to another genre when employed? 
(Keep in mind many forms include sub genres.)
Fiction: Crime/detective, Fable, Fairy tale*, Folklore*, Legend*, Mystery, Mythology*, Picture book, Tall Tale
*Generally manifests as Mythopoeia, however.
Types of Games

Text Games / Interactive Fiction

The Big Question
What forms are not or only rarely found in games?  There's a LOT, you will choose one of these!