Janet will demonstrate 3D character creation, animation, storytelling and basic game design using Adobe Flash and Blender, a powerful open-source 3D animation tool. Working with 3D geometrics you can create character models, wireframe meshes, and apply textures. Rig your model with simple animations (i.e. walk cycles, lip syncing) and use Blender’s game engine to place your characters into simple games.
“60 TO 80 DEGREES NORTH - OSLO TO SVALBARD”
Stoney and Jan Edwards
This special multimedia production by Stoney and Jan Edwards features images from two lengthy trips, Oslo to northern Norway and on to Svalbard in the Arctic between Norway and the North Pole. The images are accompanied by appropriate Norwegian music and live narration. The Norway portion will feature places like Oslo, Lillihammer, Lovund, Island of Vaeroy, Lofoten Islands and Trondheim.
After a successful career in the scientific field, Meggi is following her passion of wildlife, nature and travel photography. She studied digital photography at Foothill College, and now spends considerable time abroad. Her interests in nature conservation has lead her to Thailand where she volunteered for a month as an elephant keeper at an elephant and primate sanctuary (Wildlife Friends Foundation, Pechaburi) taking care of 7 Asian elephants who found sanctuary and a retirement home in a beautiful rural setting.
Creating a Photo Book of My Jungle Adventures
Jean will describe her 12 day adventure in the Pantanal and Amazon basins with Cheesemans Ecology Safari in September of 2011. This is the hot dry season when wildlife is concentrated along the rivers with the chance of encountering many different species including Jaguar, Giant Anteater, Tapir, Pink River Dolphins and the Uakari, the rare red-faced monkey. In the second half of her presentation Jean will describe the process of creating a Shutterfly Photo Book for recording wonderful travel experiences and also any other theme that may be important to you such as a birthday party or a hiking adventure. She will bring many finished books to circulate for viewing and giving inspiration about creating your own photo book.
KCI - Community Education and FASTtech Classes
Winter Quarter 2013
The Krause Center for Innovation is offering a variety of classes which are of interest to the general community. Two groups of courses are offered: Evening Community Education classes which have a fixed fee ($89-$149) and Saturday FASTtech classes which require enrollment at Foothill College (once-per-quarter $35 basic fee plus $15.50 per half-unit tuition). Most of these classes take place at the KCI's state-of-the-art facility at Foothill College.The following is a listing of the courses for the Winter 2013 Quarter. For complete information and registration, vist the KCI website
Creating a Slide Show From Your Pictures
One of our members (Glen) asked about software for creating slide shows. Maury will demonstrate some useful programs, both commercial and free, for creating a slide show from your images. Feel free to suggest some of your favorites in our open forum session.
Designed for the educator, hobbyist, novice graphic designers, and photographers alike, this course introduces students to the Photoshop and to image editing techniques. Learn to fix underexposed and overexposed damaged pictures, adjust colors in images, combine disparate images into one composite and much more. Achieve a solid understanding of Photoshop fundamentals and an ability to freely composite and enhance any image you can imagine. No previous experience with Adobe Photoshop is required
Designed for the educator, hobbyist, novice graphic designer, this course introduces students to BASIC Flash animation techniques. Learn to draw, animate, work with text, add sound, and add basic ActionScript to buttons that will play movies in an interactive interface. By the end of this course you will have built a simple but complete interactive animation portfolio. Adobe Flash is required.
Google Sites is a free service that helps you create your own website with intuitive visual tools and none the hassle and complexities of writing you own code. Get hands-on experience building sites with this powerful service, which includes free hosting for your web pages.
NOTE: This course meets for 2 sessions: Saturdays, 9am-3pm, 12/1 & 12/8
For complete information and registration, vist the KCI website