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Presenting the 3D/art profession to a class of 10-year-olds, some ideas please.
show user profile  Nanne
I'm being asked to have a "lecture" for 2-3 hours for kids at the age of 10 to show them what their art class in school could lead to. It's not going to be a lecture per say, more of a presentation like: "Hey, did you know that all that cool stuff Pixar are making, YOU could be doing yourself!"

But they don't have access to the softwares in school and they are only 10 years old, so I need some ideas for how to keep them entertained for an hour or two. They do have computers with internet access apparently, so if there is anything simple and cool online (that don't need any installation) I could show them, that would be fun.

So you have a group of 10-years-olds and you have two hours to inspire them to become 3D-artist, what do you do? Go!

Kristoffer Helander
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10/10/2011 10:11:38 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:19:20 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
show them some games, then explain how the content is created ?

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10/10/2011 10:20:02 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:20:02 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Yeah, but how do you explain the content creation process in a fun and intuitive way? :) And what 3D games are 10-year-olds playing these days?

And not everybody likes games :P

There are probably gonna be some girls in the class as well, how do you get them hooked? Boys are probably easier :P

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10/10/2011 10:25:59 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:26:11 AM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
talk about films ect... Shrek, Cars, Toy Story ect... kids will love that

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10/10/2011 10:30:30 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:30:30 AM)
show user profile  horizon
what 3D games are 10-year-olds playing these days?
All of them

And not everybody likes games :P
You mean like..... girls? Fuck them! Well, not literally, that would be just wrong and illegal :P

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10/10/2011 10:42:43 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:42:43 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
girls like games too - just not the blood & gore shoot everything type.

actually that would make a good discussion subject to get them involved.

a. what type of games/films do you like.
b. would you like to know how that was done.

... then run with it.
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10/10/2011 10:44:57 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:46:48 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Thanks for the tip horizon, I'll keep that in mind :P

No actually I didn't specifically mean that girls don't like games; there are boys that don't like them as well.

My point was that if I get to specific in one subject/genre I might loose some of the crowed.

Any cool YouTube links that I could show? :)

Kristoffer Helander
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10/10/2011 10:54:13 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:55:22 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I`d simply go through the various applications of 3d, an overall summary of the breadth and depth of it - automotive, architectural, engineering, informational, games, movies etc.

Kids really latch on to visual ideas - a bunch of COOL examples that hint at both how it`s done and the end results to satisfy a broad range of young intellects and stimulate a lack of interest.

When i was about 9/10/11 i saw a wireframe of a spaceshuttle on one of those ancient BBC computers, and from that image alone the whole concept stuck with me - these things can be quite important!

Either way, sounds like fun!

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10/10/2011 11:02:08 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:02:08 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
depends what they're into, I'd just wing it.

you've got a net connection so can look up footage of whatever they like.

then explain briefly how the sfx / content was created.

probably best to have some material for backup to get things going.

the unreal samaritan demo is fairly universally appreciated.
sfx in harry potter maybe.

actually cool though it is, maybe the samaritan demo is too violent for 10 year olds.
don't want to give them nightmares.
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10/10/2011 11:03:41 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:10:05 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Ow, VFX from the Harry Potter movies might be very impressive for them :)

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10/10/2011 11:17:47 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:17:47 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
don't spoil the magic, u bastard - they think it's real :)
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10/10/2011 11:22:12 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:25:49 AM)
show user profile  Kajico
Break up your time into parts so you know how much time to give certain points you want to address.

So say you got an hour.

Introduction - 5 - 7 min. Talk about who you are, where you work and the work you do.

History - 5 - 7 min. Talk about the history of the industry, show some slide shows of stuff from ILM, Pixar etc.

Examples of work - 10 min. Show off a very cool model. Fully textured and rendered, and then show them a speed run of how it was made. Make the speed run short no more than 5 minutes.

Interactive part: 25 min. Have them download Sculptris and Sketchup. Give them a quick intro on how to use each and then let them have at it. Walk about the room and help them out if they're stuck or if they have questions.

Devote the last part of the class into Q&A.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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10/10/2011 11:27:01 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:27:01 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Hehe :) Well, yeah that's the downside with working in this industry isn't it. You kill the magic and soon enough, all you see is polygons and glow filters :P

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10/10/2011 11:27:50 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:27:50 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Sculptris could be fun :) SketchUp is probably a bit stiff and boring for *most* 10-year-olds.

Any browser based modelling tools? Simple and limited functionality.

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10/10/2011 11:31:06 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:31:06 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
the only thing that the art class in my school led me to was sniffing dried paint to try and escape the boredom of it :/ maybe its the case with just my school experience but i would rather lecture the teachers then the students

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10/10/2011 11:31:41 AM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:31:41 AM)
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