If you want to start a 3D project consider the following tips:
- Read how to prepare yourself.
- Depending on the age of students, usually you need 1 mentor per 5 students. Students who can work independent usually need 1 mentor per 10 students.
- Have the students try the tutorials by themselves.
- Have students help each other.
- Have students work at their own pace. Some students will easily walk through the tutorials, others not.
- Have students start creating their own models.
Start with an Introduction project:
- Duration: 1 - 10 hours.
- Beginners tutorial.
- Mini project "Introduce yourself". Students create a short 1 minute animation to introduce themselves.
In this project students work individually.
After the Introduction project students can continue working on a 3 - 5 minute animation:
- Duration: 20 hours - 4 weeks - 5 hours per week.
- Teams of 3 - 4 students.
- Subject: Choose a subject or an organisation to create an animation for.
- In case of an organisation have the people from the organisation involved. This makes it a bit more realistic for the students.
- Organise a kickoff.
- Week 1: Story boarding.
- Week 2: Present storyboard to teacher(s) and perhaps the organisation. Start modelling.
- Week 3: Modelling, Linking, Lighting and Animation.
- Week 4: Animation and final presentation.
Project "ICT in de Wolken"
Students create a game:
- Duration: 24 hours - 6 weeks - 4 hours per week.
Or students create an interactive animation:
- Week 1: Beginner tutorials.
- Week 2: Landscape tutorial.
- Week 3: Labyrinth game tutorial (lesson 1 - 6).
- Week 4 - 6: Create a winter scene with 5 interactive objects.
Students work individually.