This video demonstrates the construction and layout of a Feathers Screen class. The home screen of our application is rather simple. It includes a graphical title image and a little bit of text. We'll employ a scroll container to contain these items, followed by the objects themselves in the form of an image loader and a label.
Feathers components have no default visual representation until a theme is applied. We'll see how to add a theme to a project.
Starling and feathers are both GPU accelerated frameworks. Built upon Flash Player and AIR stage 3D technology. This recording serves as an overview of the relationship between stage 3D, starling, and feathers. Stage 3D is the name given to the new set of APIs in Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, which allowed GPU accelerated rendering of both 2D and 3D content. Note that working with Stage 3D is very different from working with the traditional display list.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013 by Mike Skocko
Instructions for installing and utilizing Game On, a WordPress plugin that transforms an ordinary blog into a gamified curriculum delivery system for educators.
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Ctrl+Paint is a free learning resource dedicated to the basics of digital painting. Each bite-sized video covers a different concept, allowing you to learn complex subjects in manageable increments.
Use Acrobat® to provide audio comments right in a PDF. It not only saves time, it also helps you communicate more clearly with students.
Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by Adam Corkett
Taking an earlier resource a little bit further to create a more realistic flame instance.
Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by Adam Corkett
The very bare bones of creating a flame animation, which introduces the shape tween and will progress to a slightly more complicated animation in future videos to improve on the effect.
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. Individuals use portfolios to showcase their work when applying for a job, pitching to clients, or applying for higher education. Traditionally a portfolio is a book containing design samples. Portfolios can also be electronic, easily and quickly sharing a designer’s work with anyone in the world.
In this project, students create the elements of a portfolio that features work they have completed and work to be completed, concentrating on a particular career area. As students create their portfolios, they plan, implement, and test their designs; students then reflect on and evaluate their work.
Student product: Portfolio
Digital photography is fast, fun, and easy. One of the coolest things about digital photography is that you can see your picture right away. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can download, organize, edit, and share all of your digital photos. In this activity, students take photos and gather images from various sources, identifying elements of visual design that reflect good composition. Students also learn about scanned images, Camera RAW, video stills, and key digital image terminology.
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. In this activity, students plan and organize content for a portfolio that will feature work they have completed and work to be completed. They determine the audience, goals, and structure of their portfolio and organize the portfolios content through creating a flowchart. As students plan their
portfolios, they reflect on and evaluate their work.
There are many kinds of jobs within the design field including careers in graphic design, web development, video production, and so on. In order for students to take the skills they are using and apply them in the real world they should understand what career choices are available and what qualifications and skill sets they will need to be hired for a job in their desired field. In this activity, students research career areas and job titles to help them identify career goals, necessary certifications and qualifications, and to help them determine the focus and goals of a portfolio.
Continually reviewing ones work and redesigning as you go will ensure high quality outcomes. Engaging in review and redesign cycles is a useful step in the overall design process intended to help students improve and expand their designs and design skills. In this activity students engage in a formal review and redesign process where they will make any necessary changes to their project according to the feedback from the design review.
Depending on the project, sometimes a client or another team member will provide the content and sometimes the designer is expected to create or take the content and make it project ready. Use this activity to review the general rules of writing to facilitate how the content is written and presented and/or giving advice to a client on content creation and presentation. Additionally students will learn how to research and write content for theme, purpose, and audience.
A reflection paper is used to capture reactions, feelings and analysis of an experience in a more personal way than in a research essay or formal presentation. Use this activity to introduce reflection papers and how your students can use them to reflect on the process of creating a design project by identifying areas for improvement for their project and process.
Most jobs in the design world require teamwork and will use project management and planning tools to ensure successful project deliver, especially to clients. In order for students to learn these important skills, use this activity to introduce the concepts and best practices used for project planning, production phases, project management and working in teams.
Project planning is an important step in the production phases of design projects. In this activity students learn how to create a project plan and use it to plan and track project milestones, meet their project deliverables, and understand teammates roles and responsibilities.
The ability for a designer to be able to present design projects is an important skills to have as it can happen at various junctures and in various ways throughout the design cycle. Presentations can take many forms and be made to a variety of audiences. Use this activity to teach your students how to communicate clearly, ideas for creating effective presentations, and guidelines for presenting to teammates, groups, and clients.
Revision is an important part of the design process and many designers can benefit from peer review. Additionally, peer review occurs in many professional environments and it will be good practice to start on this essential skill now. In this activity, students are introduced to guidelines for how to participate in peer review so they can communicate information and listen to and provide feedback.
In this activity, students learn to edit images and create and edit graphics from images in Photoshop and Illustrator.
The Portable Document Format, PDF, is an important document format that allows users to create secure documents that can be viewed in any device or operating system. Use this activity to introduce your students to PDFs, the Adobe Acrobat workspace, and how to create PDFs.
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard program for manipulating images and creating bitmap graphics. In this activity students are introduced to the interface, terminology, and basic panels in Photoshop. They will learn about the purpose of layers in Photoshop, how to organize and customize the workspace, and how to manage color.
Focus groups are an effective way to reach out to your potential audience so they can provide feedback and comments that help designers evaluate their projects and/or test new ideas. In this activity students are introduced to the purpose of a focus group and general tips for conducting them so they can use the feedback to inform and improve their designs.
Adobe Illustrator is superior for creating vector-based graphics from images. Use this activity to introduce your students to the interface, terminology, and basic panels in Illustrator, work with swatches to manage colors in an Illustrator document, understand and work with layers, and save and export files.