UCLA Design | Media Arts



DEADLINES

Oct 1 - Assignment 1 - Form Game Object
Oct 4 - Assignment 2 - Model Homework
Oct 9 - Assignment 3 - Pt. 1 - Illustrator plans
Oct 11 - Assignment 4 - Plans for Project I

Oct 18 - Project I - Vessel / Receptacle Project

Oct 23 - Assignment 5 - Documentation of Project I (online)
Oct 25 - Assignment 3 - Pt. 2 surface shape / cube (start 10/4)
Oct 25 - Assignment 6 - Surface Project proposal / start Maya model
Nov 1 - Assignment 7 Revised Proposal for Surface Project due

Nov 13 - Project II Surface or Motion Project Due

Nov 15 -Documentation Project 2 Due
Nov 20 - Assignment 10 - Proposal for Project IV (in class presentation)

Dec 6 - Project IV - Interactive / Performative Object Project

Exam - Documentation of Project IV (online) - photo and video


COURSE SCHEDULE

This schedule is subject to changes. It will be updated online and I will notify you of dramatic differences in class and, if necessary, via reminder emails.

WEEK 1

Mon Oct 2

Syllabus / Intro to Form, Tour, Form Game

Weds Oct 4

Shop Safety training
Homework mini crit
Concepts in Digital —> Physical construction / CAD CAM
Intro to Laser cutter, Slicer for 360
Laser Cutter demo


WEEK 2

Mon Oct 9

Power Tool / Drill / Drill press training
How does 3D modeling relate to Power drills?
Introduction to modeling, Maya
Intro to Project 1 - Due on Weds Oct 18

Weds Oct 11

Due- plans for Project I, work time / discussion
Saw Training (scroll, table, miter, panel)
Maya continued


WEEK 3

Mon Oct 16

30 min - sanding / rotary tool
Work time - Project I (troubleshooting / shop time)

Weds Oct 18

DUE / CRIT - Project I
Documentation workshop


WEEK 4

Mon Oct 23

Nurbs, patterning, and surface-based construction techniques
Intro to Project II
Sewing machine, CNC machine profile cutting

Weds Oct 25

Due - surface shape from week 1, cube arrangement game
Pattern construction,
Work time on Project II / individual meetings


WEEK 5

Mon Oct 30

Work time for Project II

Weds Nov 1

DUE / CRIT - Project II
Intro to Project III


WEEK 6

Mon Nov 6

Proposals for Project III due
Work time and individual meetings with Isla
History / theory of 3D solid construction techniques from digital to physical
Optional 3D Printing Demo

Weds Nov 8

Motion techniques, project work time
Optional CNC 3D cutting demo
Optional Multiples / simple molds demo


WEEK 7

Mon Nov 13

Work time for Project III

Weds Nov 15

DUE / CRIT - Project III
Intro to Project IV


WEEK 8

Mon Nov 20

Due - Proposal for Project IV - class presentations
Interactivity, performance, tools
Work time

Weds Nov 22

Work time for Project IV


WEEK 9

Mon Nov 27

Work time for Project IV

Weds Nov 29

Work time for Project IV


WEEK 10

Mon Dec 6

DUE / CRIT - Project IV
Your final exam is Excellent documentation for your Project IV with description.