Class runs 1/31/20 – 4/3/20 (No class 2/21/20)

This is a special class series that covers three tracks within our Minecraft curriculum:

Minecraft Pixel Art
Because Minecraft’s elements are mostly based on simple square blocks, it’s easy to relate to how we perceive images. When we see an image on a high quality screen like a TV, computer, or tablet, we see a beautiful resolution of the image. But, if you zoom all the way in, it’ll stop at some point, and you’re left with simple squares called “pixels,” which are very similar to Minecraft blocks. In this class, you’ll work with block to create 2D and 3D structures that are based on images you know and love. For experienced students, we’ll use third party tools like Gimp, to modify images for Minecraft creations.

Minecraft Architecture
Building in Minecraft is limitless and may look overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier if you create a plan. In this class, we’ll show simple ways to make your structure look more appealing through a variety of advanced techniques, like hiding your Redstone wiring behind walls and using the Fill command for an easy and quick buildout. Students will also replicate real-world architectural styles and adapt them inside of Minecraft.

Minecraft Animation
You may have seen moving objects in Minecraft, which uses a combination of command blocks & Redstone. Curious how it works? In this class, we’ll apply the fundamentals of Animation inside of the game of Minecraft. You’ll learn to create a structure, and move it across coordinates, creating multiple frames to bring your structure to life. For more experienced students, we’ll introduce different types of animation, including abstract, time-lapse, or physics-based simulations.

January 31 @ 17:00
17:00 — 18:30 (1h 30′)


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