8 results for "mechanics"
Filtered by
    Laptop wrap: Fluid mechanics Project by NSW DEC CLIC Nov 23, 2011 Products Acrobat Adobe Premiere Elements 715 0

    A page with a focus on exploring the principles of fluid mechanics including centre of buoyancy, centre of gravity and fluid resistance. Includes stimulus and activities. Laptop friendly resource.

    Customizable Game Mechanics via Free WordPress Plugin Digital Asset by Mike Skocko Jun 22, 2014 Products Adobe Creative Cloud 4.4k 3

    For the past four years, my students and I, aided by a growing number of adventurous educators from around the world, have created a tool—a WordPress plugin called Game On—that all of us use to gamify our curriculum. A collection of resources here on the Exchange have chronicled that journey. Over 3,000 comments (and countless emails) from nearly 150,000 pageviews have helped to shape and refine our plugin's features. I never wanted to become a developer. I'm a new media arts teacher who just wanted to use game mechanics to provide additional motivation and engagement for "flatliners"—those students who never really seemed to give it their all. Today, there are any number of tools teachers can use to gamify their classrooms. But four years ago? The cupboard was bare. So we invented our own system. Our plugin is free. WordPress is free. Hosting is not—unless your district provides it (as mine does). Expect to spend $20 (good) to $30 (great) per month for your own gamified site. Paying yearly brings this cost down. There are certainly less expensive options with eye candy we don't offer (yet) and maybe one of them fits your needs. If so, jump on it. Game mechanics can bring an additional level of excitement and engagement to the classroom. But if you need something you can customize to fit your needs, and a developer willing to respond to your request for new features, and a small but growing community of peers offering support and guidance, maybe Game On is what you're looking for. If you're serious and want to try it out, I'll even provide a test site for 30 days. Want to know the best part? Students have written 100% of the code. All I do is wave the wand and say what I (or you) want. Then they provide the magic. Students empowering teachers. It doesn't get much better than that. Game On PLN Please feel free to join, ask questions, and request features.Game On Release History Please feel free to hack our code (it's open source)WordPress.org Game On does NOT work with WordPress.com accounts

    Train Simple - Animate CC Game Development Web Link by Joseph Labrecque Feb 14, 2016 Products Animate CC 480 0

    In this course, Joseph Labrecque guides you through developing web-based games for HTML5 Canvas using Adobe Animate CC. We are going to look at the entire game development process, including building the game world and environment, devising core game mechanics, creating a multi-state, interactive player sprite, along with a set of obstacles and rewards. We’ll also integrate audio into our game and build out a start screen and game interface to supply user feedback mechanisms. By the end of this course you should have a solid understanding of how to work with Animate CC for game creation.

    VFS - Animated Walk Cycle Workshop Lesson Plan by Jamie Leduc Nov 28, 2015 Products Photoshop Animate CC Behance 2.5k 2

    VFS Sisler Animation Workshop: Workshop delivered by: Vancouver Film School Instructor To be delivered via: video-conferencing to other schools. Contact me for more information. Students will create an animation Bechance portfolio. Please review Animated Walk Cycle Part 1 on my exchange Dec. 7-11, 2015 Goals: By the end of this workshop students should: • Have a strong understanding of the basic mechanics of a walk cycle. • Be able to diagram and explain the four major poses of a basic walk cycle. • Be able to pose and animate a walk cycle in Maya. • Be familiar with the basic tools in the Graph Editor of Maya. • Create a playblast of their walk cycle for presentation. Day 1: Basic Walk Cycle (2 hours) Agenda: • Brief History of Animation and Visual Effects (10-15 min). • Walk Cycle Theory: the four basic poses, and timing them out (10 min). • Using 2D to plan a walk (10 min). • Setting up Maya for animation (15 min). • Break (10 min) • Setting up our character for animation (5-10 min). • Creating our Poses and avoiding animation pitfalls in CG (remainder of workshop time) Day 2: Refining the Walk (2.5 hours) Agenda: • Quick Review of the Walk Formula or short Q&A (5-10 minute) • Adding breakdowns to create overlapping action, drag and follow through (15min demo). • Creating playblasts to check our work (5 min) • lab time until break (20-30 min of lab time for creating poses). • Break (10 min). • Getting to know the graph editor tools and understand the meaning of splines (15 min demo). • Lab time (~30 min) • How to approach final polished animation (10-15 min). • Lab time (~30 min) Day 3: Wrap up and Animation Export (1 hour) • Setting up Cameras for final export (10 min) • Adding a simple lighting setup for Viewport 2.0 rendered playblast. (10 min). • Playblast settings (5 min). • Lab time for completing and exporting the final animation (~30 min).

    Are you game? Discussion by Adobe Education Mar 10, 2013 Products Photoshop Edge Animate Animate CC 8.0k 11

    What are your impressions of the trend to "gamify" teaching and learning? How do you see games and game mechanics driving student engagement in your classroom?

    Mac Lab Daily Quest Archive Web Link by Mike Skocko Jan 9, 2015 Products Photoshop Bridge Illustrator 1.5k 0

    Starting the Mac Lab Video Tutorial Playlist on YouTube is phase one of my plan. Providing students with daily quests to accompany the videos is phase two. Archiving the quests (to stay organized) is phase three. I'm posting the link here on the off-chance a few of you will find something of value for you or your students. Note: The Mac Lab utilizes game mechanics and the experience is quite different when logged in. For more info about the full experience, visit the Game On Group here on the Exchange.

    The Battle to Learn Adobe Flash Curriculum by Thomas Giannattasio Aug 2, 2011 Products Photoshop Animate CC 5.1k 24

    Learning Flash is tough and often discouraging, however the students that take an active involvement in learning it produce fabulous results. So to build their intrinsic motivation, I devised a curriculum structured as a game. Each student completes challenges, earns points to level up and can even win special badges for going above and beyond. A website was built and each student had their own account. The site tracked their progress, showed available challenges, provided resources to help them with the daily challenges and displayed an anonymous leaderboard to show where they stand amongst their classmates. The response to the project was incredible! I had students showing up early for class to complete bonus challenges and the competition aspect built a momentum where each student wanted to stay on top and learn all they could. The inclusion of simple game mechanics was enough to propel the class to a level that none of my earlier classes were able to reach. It was truly an invaluable tool. http://merit.attasi.com user: pablopicasso pass: pablo

    Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook    Technical Tutorial by Christoph Schiller Aug 6, 2011 Products Acrobat 2.1k 4

    Motion Mountain is a free and entertaining physics textbook - 6 volumes with more than 2000 pages - for young students, teachers and anybody interested in physics between the age of 16 and 106. The text, guaranteed to be fascinating, surprising and challenging on every page, is a guide through the adventure of finding the answers to the following questions: How do things move? Why do things move? What is motion? Why does it exist? How do colours appear? What kinds of levitation are possible? Why can we see the stars? Is time travel possible? What is the maximum force found in nature? Which problems in physics are still open? This free physics textbook provides the answers – and guarantees as much pleasure as whatever else you enjoy most in life. A free ebook in six colour pdf files on physics, the science of motion. Explore the motion of muscles, animals, stones, lightning, stars, light and empty space itself! Be fascinated by the beauty of nature and the concepts of modern physics, from the principle of cosmic lazyness - least action - to gauge symmetry! The pdfs tell, using hundreds of colour pictures and embedded films, about animals and sport (mechanics, gravity and heat), about the sky at night (relatvity and the structure of the universe), about lightning, lasers and nerves (electricity, optics, the brain, language and truth), and about colours, pleasure and the stars (basic and advanced quantum physics, including nuclear physics and radioactivity). If you are interested, a separate volume tells about the search for a final, unified theory of physics.