• Blended Pixar

    Course Description:

    This tech ed course is partially based upon the Khan Academy course Pixar in a Box.  “Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school - math, science, computer science, and humanities - are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.“ We will follow along with the course material provided through Khan Academy, but we will also branch out and explore the 3D modeling software Blender. Though a mix of online material, open source software, and our creativity, we will explore the science, technology, and math behind our digital world.



    • Explain various characteristics of color and light and how our brains perceive them.
    • Interpret and apply basic principles of animation.
    • Utilize various rendering techniques in the development of a finished product..
    • Manipulate camera settings in order to achieve different video effects.
    • Utilize math and science in the develop of computer simulations.
    • Explore and recognize the importance of patterns in computer graphics.
    • Utilize 3d modeling software in the creation of computer graphics.
Last Modified on August 25, 2017