Subject: DMA - Digital media- 2014
Class 11 - Complete Flash/video project, intro to mixed reality environments
We will spend some of today's class completing Assessment Task 2 - Flash & Video, and we will also have an introduction to the third assessment task and Mixed Reality in art.
Assessment Task 2 - Video/Flash Animation
Complete Assessment Task 2 which is due Today. Submit your work to me in a designated shared server folder. Make sure you submit the FLA and SWF files with your name. An appropriate naming protocol would be:
to create the SWF file,you just hit CONTROL-ENTER, or you can go to File -> Publish. You can also choose Publish Settings to see different outputs for your flash file.
Putting the animation online
I will put your animations onto the DMA website and you can place a link in your blogs, but because you can't upload Flash to your blog, you can generate a short video of the animation playback which can be placed on a video site such as Youtube or Vimeo for example, which you can then embed into your blogs.
To generate some video to upload to Youtube or Vimeo, you need to go to File -> Export Movie. Choose the Quicktime video format and then Save. Because we created an endless animation that plays on one frame of the main timeline, we need to select the option to record a certain amount of time of the animation playing so choose Stop Exporting: After Time Elapsed and set the time to one minute (1:00) or something similar. Then select Export. You'll need to wait for the video to render each frame, but after that, you will have a video version of your Flash animation.
Note: if you have interactivity (buttons) that play the animated parts, you cannot record video footage. Perhaps you could make a non-interactive version to generate video of. I will make a film reel of student animations to play at the Grad show in November on the screens in the gallery.
Assessment Task 3 - Mixed Reality Review
What is Mixed Reality?
Mixed Reality (MR) describes a range of environments on a continuum from the "real world" through to a totally virtual environment.
This encompasses terms like:
Examples & References
Unseen Sculptures - http://www.unseensculptures.com/
Augmented Reality at MoMA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9T2LVM7ynM
MONA Gallery - "O" Device (the opposite of the MoMA exhibition - in this case, the information is virtual, triggered as you approach the physical artwork)- http://mona.net.au/theo/
The AR Art Manifesto - http://www.manifestar.info/
Melbourne-based artist Alison Bennett: http://www.alisonbennett.com.au/
Mixed Reality Lab (MXR) <http://mixedrealitylab.org/>
Mixed Reality Studio <http://www.mixedrealitystudio.com/>
University of Nottingham, Mixed Reality Lab <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/mixedrealitylab/index.aspx>
University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies <http://ict.usc.edu/groups/mixed-reality/>
Google Glass <http://www.google.com.au/glass/start/>
Adam Nash <http://yamanakanash.net>
Turbulence - Mixed Realities http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities/
Occupy Wall Street http://aroccupywallstreet.wordpress.com/protests-onsite/
Take some time today in class to begin exploring some of these links or do your own searching to find an example of mixed reality art to write a short review about for Assessment Task 3.
Homework / Readings
Research for Assessment Task 3
see above links for references to mixed reality art