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1. Choose one of your two conceptual designs to take through to a high degree of resolution.

2. For the chosen design develop the design of the stair in terms of composition, materials, balustrades and structure. Pay special attention to how the stair integrates with the surrounding architecture (i.e. you'll need to draw sections showing both the stair and the building fabric it touches).

3. Reflecting on the SketchUp model and sketches in your notebook consider 3 points of view that would show the most significant and distinctive aspects of your design when cut by an animated section; discuss these with your tutor.

See the video tutorials below on animating sections for further explanation:

NOTE: make sure you hide the section planes during your animation ... otherwise your model will appear all washed out and dull (this is not good).

independent study

Complete by Sunday April 2nd, by midnight.

1. Continue to develop your Sketchup model through to a high level of resolution. This model should include the best examples of your custom textures (remember, not all of the models geometry needs to be textured) and the scenes used to construct your animations.

2. Upload 3 images of your developed Sketchup model and the set of 2 dimensional section drawings from your notebooks to your blog. Include each materials name as a caption.

3. Create 3 short (15 second max) animations based on the points of view and sections discussed above. Use the export settings shown below.

Note: With video animation there are a great deal of options in terms of how a video is saved. In sketchup you can specify the frame size, the frame rate, the file type, the codec (compression and decompression type) and aspect ratio to name a few. For your animations in exp1 use the settings below.

3. Upload your final Sketchup model to the 3dWarehouse. Include "ARCH1101", "EXP1", "2017" and your "Full Name" as tags to your Google Warehouse uploads. See below for a tutorial on how to do this; the appropriate section is labeled "Uploading Models". http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000256

4. Upload the 3 short (15 second max) animations to YouTube and embed them in your blog. Include "ARCH1101", "EXP1", "2017" and your "Full Name" as tags to your YouTube uploads

5. To get ahead for EXP2 you can register and download the architectural visualisation software Lumion; https://lumion3d.com/free-trial.html

IMPORTANT NOTE: make sure you put "UNSW Built Environment" as the Institution Name when signing up for your free copy of Lumion.