# Cross Curricular 3d Animation Activities

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Cross Curricular 3d Animation Activities
Jack Kriss Design Technology Teacher Frankfurt International School ELMLE 2008 Vienna, Austria

3d (Three Dimensional) One Dimensional (X) Two Dimensional (X, Y)
Three Dimensional (X, Y, Z) Drawings completed by hand

Researching & Constructing 3D Animations
Teach Core Curriculum Concepts Develop Abstract Thought Processes Learn Engineering Software Virtual Models For Further Exploration Develop Design & Planning Skills More…

Ken Yeang’s 3D Skyscraper Models
Check out the Slideshow at: Ask yourself “Will my students have ideas like this?” “Do they have the ability to express them?” “Can I give them the ability to express them?”

Software Tools Used At FIS
Google (Free-hands of the students) Google Sketch-up Google Earth Autodesk (Free-hands of the students) VIZ 2008 Maya Personal Learning Edition Autodesk (License hands of the students) Inventor Maya 3DS Max9 Scene Files

Autodesk – Education Scene Files Blender (Open Source) DAZ 3D CosmicBlobs Solidworks

3D Workflows: Design Visualization

Autodesk Curriculum Activities
Chemistry: Chemical Reaction Earth Sciences: Seasonal Cycles Earth Sciences: Phases of the Moon Physics: Bouncing Balls Art/History: Architectural Restoration of Parthenon Weather: Tornadoes Anatomy: Digestive System Anatomy: Forensics Robotics Design

Curriculum Topics Research (Writing)
Geometric Shapes (Sphere, Splines, Box, Cylinder, Cones, Tubes, Pyramids, Hedra, Spindles, Prism etc.) Measurement Angles Calculations

Research Earth Science Questions:
1. What causes night and day? 2. What causes seasons? 3. Why are seasons in the Southern Hemisphere opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere? 4. What causes the apparent changes in the sun's position throughout the year? Parthenon Architectural Restoration Questions: 1. Describe the construction characteristics of the Parthenon. 2. In whose honor and where was the Parthenon built? 3. Write a description of the inside of the Parthenon. 4. What were the original dimensions of the Parthenon?

Geometric Shapes

Measurements

Angles Earth’s Axis Tilt: Earth’s Moon Orbital Inclination: -5

Calculations Animate the rotation of the Earth over the course of a year by making the Earth spin on its axis 365 times. How many video frames must you have if you want Earth to rotate exactly 5 frames per day? Using the default video playback speed of 30 frames per second and setting the number of frames to the figure from the answer above how long will the animation last? Calculate the area in square footage of your virtual transparent house (Length x width).

Curriculum Topics Cont.
Scientific Understanding Spatial/Abstract Concepts Architectural Objects Scripts For Animated Scenes Observation (Writing) More…

Scientific Understanding
Render your Sun, Earth, Moon animation when the Northern Hemisphere is at its summer soltice. Render your Sun, Earth, Moon animation when the Northern Hemisphere is at its winter soltice.

Abstract Concept: Noise
Noise creates random perturbation of a surface based on the interaction of two colors or materials.

Architectural Design Understanding

Scripts For Animated Scenes

Observations What causes the seasons?
At the beginning of the animations, the majority of light falls on the Northern Hemisphere where it is summer. Because it is the summer solstice, there is continuous light around the North Pole. Then, the edge of illumination begins to shrink, moving across the North Pole at the fall equinox. At the winter solstice, the area of illumination is at its smallest, so that the Northern Hemisphere has the least amount of light and the longest nights. The far northern latitudes get no light at all. After the winter solstice, the light returns. This is why the winter solstice is traditionally celebrated as the return of the light. Because the Earth and the camera are changing angles relative to the sun, the Earth's Pole appears to be wobbling. But when you look at the scene from the North Pole, you see that the pole is holding steady. energy that each hemisphere absorbs from the sun is what causes the seasons.

Students can include images from their own work.
Observations Students can include images from their own work.

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Advantages Reduced dependency on natural resources Challenging
Mind Time Professional Skills & Results Quality Use of Technology Work & Rework Differentiation Collaborative Classroom Community Expert Student Users Popup Quickly

Disadvantages Complex Teacher Preparation Time Challenging
Hardware Intensive Software Training/Tutorials No Physical Results 3D Printer (add material) 3D Mill (remove material)

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