ICS 261 - Intermediate Computer Graphics by AJ Kikumoto


									                                 Maui Community College
                                     Course Outline

1. Alpha and Number                 Information & Computer Science ICS 261
                                    ICS 261

       Course Title                 Intermediate Computer Graphics

       Credits                      3

       Date of Outline              5/1/03

2. Course Description               Provides instruction with the tools and concepts of
                                    computer graphics utilizing digital media technology.
                                    Offers experience that integrates digital image editing,
                                    illustration graphics, print publishing, web authoring, 2D
                                    and 3D animation. (Cross-listed as ART 218.)

3. Contact Hours/Type               3 hours lecture/lab

4. Prerequisites                    ICS 161, 205, 214, or consent


   Recommended Preparation

Approved by _____________________________________ Date___________________
   5. General Course Objectives

       Demonstrate intermediate level competency in computer graphics digital media by completing
       graphic design projects in print, web, 2D and 3D animation.

   6. Specific Course Objectives, Competencies, and Learner Outcomes
      For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content.

       On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

a. Change the color of a product shot using
         Selections as Channels, Hue Saturation Adjustment Layers, Brush Tool

b. Professionally color correct a nature scene utilizing
          Layers, Layer Masks, Levels, Hue/Saturation, Curves Adjustment Layers

c. Photo retouch and hand tint a historical photograph applying
          Color mode, Brush tool, Layers, Layer masks, Levels, Hue/Saturation, Curves Adjustment
          Layers, Clone Tool

d. Layout and print a CD cover demonstrating
          Layers, Adjustment Layers, Layer Masks, Clone Tool, Type, Layer Effects, Filters, Layout,

e. Create a graphic from a digital image demonstrating
          Pen Tool, Templates, Illustrator Gradient Mesh Tool, Layers

f. Construct a Multimedia project compositing
          Layers, Channels, Guides, Layer Effects, Layer Styles, Gradients, Filters

g. Organize a web site in Dreamweaver integrating
          Image content, File formats, Tables, Links, Navigation bar, Text, 2D Animation

h. Modeling and Animating a 3D final project using
         NURBs primitives, Revolve a Surface, Materials, Animation

   7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic
      Linked to #6. Specific Course Objectives, Competencies, and Learner Outcomes.

        1-2 weeks                           Review of Syllabus
                                            Photoshop Review (b)
                                            Compositing Exercise (b)
                                            Layers (a, b, c, d, f)
                                            Image Size (a, b, d, f)
                                            Guides (f)
                                            Type (d, f)
                                            Mask Exercise (a, b, c, d)
            Channels (a, b, c, d)
            Masks (a, b, c, d)
            Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer (a, b, c)
            Adjustment Exercise (a, b, c)
            Levels (a, b, c)
            Hue/Saturation (a, b, c)
            Curves (a, b, c)
1-2 weeks   Adjustment Exercise2 (a, b, c, d)
            Image Adjustment (a, b, c, d)
            Layer Mask Exercise (a, b, c, d)
            Layer Masks (a, b, c, d)
            Hand Tinting Exercise (c)
            Color Tint Exercise (c)
            Clone Tool (c)
1-2 weeks   CD Project Layout (d)
            Type (d)
            Layer Effects (d)
            Printing (d)
            Filters Exercise (d)
            Natural Media Filters (d)
1-2 weeks   Multimedia Exercise (f)
            Compositing Layers (b, c, d, f)
            Brush Stroke Filters (a, d, f)
            Image Safe, Title Safe (f)
            Clipping Masks (f)
            Channel Masks (a, b, c, d)
            Gradients (f)
            Layer Styles (f)
            Web Graphics (g)
            Shape Tool (g)
            Class work: 3 Graphics/4 Photos (g)
            Image Ready (g)
            2D Animation (g)
            Tweening (g)
            Dreamweaver Intro (g)
            Dreamweaver web site (g)
            Navigation Bar (g)
            Tables (g)
            Links (g)
            Text Formatting (g)
1 week      Illustrator: Gradient Mesh (e)
            Gradienet Mesh Exercise (e)
            Blend Mode Exercise (b, d)
1-3 weeks   Maya Review (h)
            Maya Interface (h)
            Primitives & Text Exercise (h)
            Modeling NURBS, Polygons (h)
            Transforming Exercise (h)
            NURBS, Curves, Surfaces (h)
                                            Revolve Surface Exercise (h)
                                            Polygon Surfaces (h)
                                            Extrude Exercise (h)
    1-2 weeks                               3D Animation Exercise (h)
                                            Path Animation Exercise (h)
                                            Lighting Exercise (h)
                                            Materials Exercise (h)
    1 week                                  Rendering, (h)
                                            Final Project, (h)

8. Text and Materials, Reference Materials, Auxiliary Materials and Content

   Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered from those
   currently available in the field. Examples include

      Weinman, Elaine and Lourekas, Peter. 2006. PhotoshopCS2 Quickstart Guide,
         Peachpit Press, Berkeley
      Riddell, Danny. 2005. Maya 6.0 Quickstart Guide,
         Peachpit Press, Berkeley

   Text materials
      Photoshop program tutorial
      Photoshop projects tutorials
      Dreamweaver program tutorial
      Dreamweaver projects tutorials
      PageMaker project tutorial
      Maya program tutorials

9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation

   Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course is being
   offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not limited to

   Product shot                                     0-5%

   Nature scene color correction                    0-5%

   Historical photograph tint                       0-5%

   CD cover project                                 0-10%

   Graphic from photograph                          0-5%

   Multimedia project                               0-10%

   Web site                                         0-15%
       3D Final animation project                   0-15%

       Class tutorials                              0-5%

       Class exercises                              0-5%

       Reading text assigned materials              0-10%
        and answering questions

       Class attendance and/or participation        0-10%

   10. Methods of Instruction

       Instructional methods will vary considerably with instructors. Specific methods will be at the
       discretion of the instructor teaching the course and might include, but are not limited to

a. Lecture
b.Digital media smart board presentations
c. Software program tutorials
d.Hands-on computer tutorials
e. Design project tutorials
f. Class exercises and projects
g.Instructor and student critiques
h.Student class participation
i. Collaborative problem solving
j. Service Learning

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