Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation

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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Use reference or source materials to assess rig requirements

1.1 Use organisational procedures and production documentation to determine model rigging requirements

1.2 Maintain a portfolio of reference materials

1.3 Determine the range of software features available, when using various rigging technologies

2. Plan rig suitable for animation/movement

2.1 Analyse the inner workings of the object to select appropriate skeletal or structural systems

2.2 Analyse required bones or joints behaviours to select correct orientations

2.3 Examine object geometry topologies to select the correct bone and joint placement

2.4 Analyse critical object movement to select forward kinematics (FK) or Inverse Kinematics (IK) requirements, or a hybrid solution

2.5 Record the results for use at the rigging implementation phase

3. Implement character skeleton requirements

3.1 Use 3-D software to place the bones and joints, according to rigging plan

3.2 Use 3-D software to orientate the bones and joints, according to rigging plan

3.3 Use 3-D software to construct FK or IK requirements in adherence to the rigging plan

3.4 Use 3-D software to construct hierarchies and pivotal sets

3.5 Trial and refine rotations and movement attributes

4. Employ character movement and implement character attributes and control handles

4.1 Use 3-D software to construct specific driven attributes for manipulation purposes

4.2 Use 3-D software to create, and place, control handles with the appropriate attributes

4.3 Use 3-D software to link control handles to improve the animation procedures

4.4 Trial and refine the controls, and attributes

4.5 Negotiate modifications, where appropriate

4.6 Use 3-D software toolsets to skin/bind object geometry, to created skeletal systems or mechanical structures

5. Test and refine rig integrity

5.1 Use 3-D software to test and refine, object rig interaction

5.2 Use 3-D software toolsets to test and refine, geometry skeleton systems or mechanical structure interaction

5.3 Negotiate modifications, where appropriate

6. Produce animated sequences of rigged object

6.1 Create 3-D animations of rigged models using animation and rigged modelling techniques, to suit design specifications

6.2 Render the completed animated sequences

6.3 Save and store the animated sequences, using appropriate output file formats, standard naming conventions, and version-control protocols

6.4 Present the 3-D animated sequences of rigged models to the relevant personnel for evaluation by agreed deadlines