Finding alternative assignments has been more difficult than I expected. Most internet alternatives have started out great but after 45 minutes of work they start to become about as clear as the book...not good. So here is the decision that I have made:
1. Assignments that are NOT required are 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1. These are the book assignments that the majority of the class have not completed. If you have completed any of these assignments I will be contacting you individually to talk about this.
2. I will find tutorials that will help you learn how to do the techniques as soon as I can find a good one but they will be there for your benefit but will not be required.
3. The rest of the semester we will be working on your final. Use the project assignments (4.2, 5.2, 6.2) as a way of completing your final early. Each of these pieces will be required for your final anyway so make it easy on yourself and create things you can use in your final scene.
If you have any questions about this EMAIL ME DIRECTLY firstname.lastname@example.org because no one else will be able to answer your questions. I apologize for all the inconvenience but we will get through this and you WILL have the resources you will need to move on. Thank you all for your patience.