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3:30PM | Code Games with Scratch
Design and program video games using Scratch! Scratch is an MIT designed programming language that is specifically designed to make programming fun and easy. Students will start with the hour of code and then build several simple games to learn the ins and outs of how to program with Scratch. By the end of the class, students will have originally designed video games to share with friends and family!
Please create and set up a free Scratch account prior to class
3:30PM | Create 3D Minecraft Animations with Blender
Model and animate Minecraft characters using professional 3D Animation software! Using Blender, a powerful and free 3D animation program, the class will explore the world of modeling, texturing and animation. Students will model originally designed Minecraft characters and texture them with any skin of their choosing. They will then, as a class, write and animate a short story that incorporates everyone's characters. Please note that this class is a 3D animation class and does not include playing Minecraft.
Software: Download and install Blender
3:30PM | Roblox Studio
What makes for the perfect city? Is it a city with no traffic? One with the tallest buildings? In that class you’ll get to design and build the perfect city… IN MINECRAFT! Students will explore cities and what they require to function. They will look at existing towns and cities and explore what could be improved. Then, they will design and build their perfect cities in Minecraft down to every detail.
Software: Download and install Minecraft Java Edition on a Mac or PC
Please create a minecraft account prior to class
4:45PM | Animate 3D Models with Blender
Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.
Software: Download and install Blender
4:45PM | Create 3D Games with Unity
Learn how to build a challenging platformer in 3D! Students will use Unity, a powerful game design tool, to explore what goes into the game design process. At first, the class will build a pre-designed level in their game as a group to learn the basics of Unity. Students will then get to design and build their own custom levels to add to their game. Each student will complete the class with a finished game that can be played on any computer.
Hardware: A 3 button mouse is required!
Please double check that Unity has automatically installed Visual Studio. If the program is not installed, please install it manually from this link: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/unity-tools/
4:45PM | Create Arcade Games with Java
Design and program original arcade-style video games using Java! Students will start by rebuilding pong in Processing, a programming environment specifically designed to handle graphics and interactivity. They will then as a class design, build, and test an original video game complete with characters, enemies, sound effects, music and more! From spaceship shooters to platform jumping battle games, the sky is the limit!
Software: Download and install Processing
3:30PM | Become a YouTuber
Running a YouTube channel is fun and not as difficult as you may think! Students will explore different styles of YouTube videos and decide what style they would each like to use for their channel. The class will then learn how to shoot and edit awesome videos with Davinci Resolve, a free and powerful video editing program. Finally, students will explore the process of uploading, tagging, properly labeling, and creating thumbnails for their videos! Please note, as this is an online class, students will be responsible for shooting their videos outside of class. Class time will be spent on writing content for video and editing.
Please note, students will need access to a device that can record video. Acceptable devices includes tablets, smartphones, point and shoot cameras with video capabilities, or camcorders.
Required Hardware: Recording Device (camera, phone, webcam etc)
3:30PM | Intro to 3D Modeling with Tinkercad
Learn to design and build original objects and create awesome 3D objects using TinkerCAD! Create character models, pencil holders, name tags and whatever else you can think of. If you can dream it up and model it you can bring it into the real world! TinkerCAD is AutoDesk's 100% open source software, so students can continue to create even after camp is over.
Please create and set up a free Tinkercad account prior to class