Monday, August 31, 2009

File Submissions

I have begun grading and have noticed 1 major problem. The majority of you have submitted only the 3DS Max file. I will consider that my fault at the moment because I should have made it more clear. But what I would like for you to do is Archive your assignments and send that. To do this in 3DS Max 2009 just click on File > Archive, 3DS Max 2010, click File (icon at top) > Save As > Archive. It will save your file as a ".zip" and it will contain your model and ALL of your materials. I will then be able to see more than a grey shape which will probably be more enjoyable for me as I will not begin to think I am color blind. Once again I apologize for not making this clear.

I am unable to grade your previous assignments without the materials. So you will need to resubmit those file as well. If you did not submit an archive file or Render File prior to this post I will be clearing your attempt so you can submit the Archive file instead. Please CHECK YOUR GRADEBOOK. Thanks.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Autodesk option

I was just informed today that Autodesk may be releasing a 6 month trail version of Autodesk 2010 products. If this is the case it will happen in September. If you have already purchase the 13 month license I am sorry, Autodesk did not tell us this when we asked at the beginning of the semester what other options there were. We were just told. If you haven't purchased the program yet your 30 day trail my run out prior to the release of the 6 month trail. If that happens, I will allow a short extention on any assignments due during this short time. It shouldn't be longer then a week or two. New updates soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Discussion Boards

This is the second announcment I have posted today, don't miss the Lab Assistants post just below this one. I have created a new discussion forum in this class. Please take a moment to review it now. Thank you.

Lab Assistants and Help

Lab assistants will be available to provide assistance to students that may have questions regarding their school work. If you need assistance please use the posted lab times below.

Monday 9:00am to 1:00pm in lab IT5124 (ask for Aleigha)
Tuesday 9:00am to 1:00pm in lab IT5124 (ask for Aleigha)
Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm in lab IT5124 (ask for Aleigha)
Thursday 3:00pm to 7:00pm in lab IT5124 (ask for Holly)

If you require assistance during times not listed above please contact or

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Link for 3DS app

There is a discussion board that has started regarding a problem with the link for accessing the 3DS Max App. Below it the link provided by Justin.

3DS Here

Correction for Assignment 1.5

It was brought to my attention that Assignment 1.5 located in Module 1 was listed as being due on "Sunday" August 29th by 11:59pm. It is still due by Sunday of this week but the date is August 30th by 11:59pm. It has been corrected in the Module.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Syllabus Available

The syllabus is now available for review. Please click on Syllabus on the left side of the screen. After reading the syllabus "Completely" go back and complete To Do 1 located in the Do this first folder in the Assignments tab. Remember that by saying you have read the Syllabus you agree with the conditions and expectations of the course. Thanks.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I have a had a couple of emails concerning the Syllabus. I apologize for the inconvienience but the syllabus has not been uploaded to the system as of yet. I will create an announcement to let everyone know as soon as it is available. For now, skip To-Do One and begin work on Module 1. Thanks.


Assignment 1.5

There is an assignment posted in Module 1 labeled Assignment 1.5 - Concept Art. If you have completed Module 1 prior to seeing this post please go back and complete this assignment. The assignment is a project you will be working on throughout the semester. It is not due until Sunday, August 29th by 11:59pm. Begin work on it now. Your work load will not be as bad if you pace yourself.