DL03 2020 FA W10

Student Presentations

Assignment 9.1:
Interior Dioramas

Create three interior axonometric dioramas.

    1.  Guest Room portion
    2.  A small part of your public space such as the reception, bar, pool cabana, etc.
    3.  A location of your choice.

These should all investigate the opportunities that occur at a corner condition.  Try to keep them all with the same vertical viewing angle and same scale.

Make enough progress to be able to share and discuss with Stella Week 10

Pinup a single 1920×1080 PNG or JPG on Bluescape Week 10.

01 Animated Diagrams

Download slides here

Exploded Axonometric


    1. Model hypothetical guest room layout
    2. Set view (NamedView)
    3. Model fixtures, furnishings in public areas
    4. Add people
    5. Identify and separate the exploded pieces and organize and Snapshot
    6. A) Export single Make2D to Illustrator, or B) series of renders


    1. Organize layers
    2. Color the Make2D YouTube tutorial part 1
    3. Add text and labels for After Effects YouTube tutorial part 4
    4. Draw circulation paths for After Effects YouTube tutorial part 3

After Effects:

    1. Import from A) Illustrator, or B) renderings YouTube tutorial part 2
    2. Arrange exploded pieces on screen
    3. Keyframe animations
    4. Import text, labels, and circulation paths from Illustrator; animate
      YouTube tutorial part 3    YouTube tutorial part 4
    5. Export movie YouTube tutorial part 5

Download example files from our Google Drive

Animated Concept Diagrams

After Effects Essential Training

From LinkedIn Learning

*Only introduction and Chapter 1 – Foundation (about 1 hour)

After Effects Concept Animation

Exploded Axonometric Motion Graphics

02 Lab Time/Desk Crits

Use the first 30 minutes of this time to sketch out storyboards of the two video assignments.

Assignment 10.1:
Exploded Axonometric

Create a short (around 30 seconds) exploded axonometric video of your ENV3 project.  Use simple fade-ins (keyframe transparency/opacity) to introduce each element that has been exploded.  For example, fade-in the 2nd floor after the 1st, then fade-in the 3rd, then the roof.

This is a very useful technique for showing complex spatial relationships in your project.  Good subjects to focus on and isolate in the exploded form:

    • Double height spaces
    • Interlocking volumes/masses
    • Areas obscured in an unexploded axon by floors above and spaces in front.

Add detail to the public areas.  Show furniture, light fixtures, casework — but avoid having textures and imagemaps.  Include people.

Create a hypothetical layout of the guest rooms on each floor.  The guest rooms do not need detail.  We will use the 9.1 Dioramas for that.

Identify and expose significant parts of the project that benefit from the exploded view.  This will help you plan how to organize your Rhino model to export each exploded piece.  Useful techniques in Rhino:  NamedView, clipping planes, Hide/Show, Snapshots (save the view, layer state, hidden items).

Begin by quickly sketching out a storyboard of the animation.  What does the final image look like?  What are the exploded pieces?  In what sequence do you reveal those pieces?

Assignment 10.2:
Animated Concept Diagram

Create a short motion-graphics animation for your two concept diagrams – 3.1 and 3.2.

See Yo-Sensei’s tutorial

If you don’t have the Mt. Mograph Motion plug-in, use Easy Ease.  Right-click on a keyframe, select Keyframe Assistant, then Easy Ease.

No class, but … Progress Pinup for Assignments 10.1 and 10.2

Post drafts of your animations by Wednesday evening, 11.25, to Bluescape.  If the files are larger than 150MB (the Bluescape limit), post to our Google Drive and create links in Bluescape to the files.