Summer I Project 4–Cultural and Historical Use of Color

Assignment Sheet: colortheoryproj4

Have a look at this absolutely hilarious take on Flemish Old Master portrait paintings, done by a contemporary artist.


Computer Animation II Project 4 Modeling a Human Head

Project 4 Handout Sheet

This assignment shows a more advanced style of polygonal modeling of complex, organic shapes, including a working mouth with lips, teeth, tongue, and realistic nose, ears, and eyes.  Upon completion of this assignment, students are skilled and confident in more advanced polygonal modeling, and ready to work on their own designs.



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Syllabus and Assignments


Projects 1 and 2–Photographically Replicating Old Master Painting, Project 1 was expected to do one in color, and one in black and white, and Project 2 was to give the composition a contemporary twist.

Project 3-Pointillist Portrait

Project 4–Black and White Collage with One Color

Project 5–Black and White Videos

Project 6–Three More Videos, in Series

Project 7–Videos, Telling a Story through Close-ups

Project 8–Participate in 48 Hour Film Project, or shoot 3 Typographic Videos

Project 9–Music Pictograms

Project 10–Typography with Chinese Characters

Project 11–Bilingual Movie Poster

Other Drawing Blogs

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Computer Animation II Project Three Modeling a Train

Project 3 Handout Sheet


This project shows a common “additive” polygon modeling work process, wherein a complex object made up of many shapes is modeled in many separate peices, which all are put together at the end to form the finished piece.

Specifically, students learn about pivot points, gain confidence in all aspects of manipulating polygonal components (faces, vertices, edges), use the insert edge loop tool, learn about layers, learn about freeze transformations, and more.

As well, a basic lighting, camera, and material set-up, and render with shadows and reflections is shown.  Students become familiar with creating shadows by turning on “refractions” in the material node, the light node, and inside the render settings box.  Students also manipulate the camera background through the “environment” box, and learn about realistic shadow colors.

Above student work examples from Omar Hammad, spring 2012.