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khibbert
10-13-2000, 08:26 PM
I am interested in starting an after school digital art club for kids. Any ideas on how to structure this? Ages would be 13-18.

Anyone aware of some excellent web sites where their work could be posted?

dhenton
10-14-2000, 11:06 AM
Here would be my suggestions:

Take a look at Bryce 4. This is a easy to use rendering engine that is known for its landscape rendering.

Your students are old enough to be able to handle its sophistication.

Check this site out: <a href="http://topazdesigns.com/bryce/marisandra.htm">Topaz Designs</a>. The author is an 18 year old Canadian high school student.



Here is a discussion group that could be used for feedback/posting:
<a href="http://pub1.ezboard.com/btopazdesigns">Topaz Discussions</a>

Good luck and stay in contact, I'd love to see the stuff they produce!!

dhenton
10-14-2000, 11:36 AM
Couldn't resist, had to think of a few more:

<a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/elfwood.html">Lothlorien</a> By far the largest collection of amateur art on the Internet. A lot of it is digital, especially in the Zone 47 section. You can check out my area for a <a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/zone/d/h/dhenton/dhenton.html">sample</a> (WARNING: shameless self-promotion).


The <a href="http://www.sijun.com">sijun</a> forums is a great place to find leads to heavy duty professional digital work (the digital matte painter for Stargate SG-1 hangs out there), but the language can tend to be a bit PG-13 at times.


As for structuring, I would recommend exploring by software types perhaps (rendering programs such as Bryce or 3DS) , drawing/painting programs such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or Painter, and vector based programs such as Illustrator or Corel Draw. It would depend on your time and budget.

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"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

khibbert
10-20-2000, 12:16 AM
thanks for the direction...I'll let you know how my research goes.

pixelscapes
10-25-2000, 10:49 PM
If you do decide to go with Bryce as your 3D program...

Consider the Bryce Forum Gallery, which will post artwork on a rotating basis. Judges pick out the pieces they like best for inclusion in their permanent gallery. http://www.watchfuleye.com/brycegallery.html

There's plenty of other places available. Do a http://www.yahoo.com search using the words "digital gallery submit artwork".

-=- Jen "Have fun!" de la Cruz
http://www.Pixelscapes.com and http://www.BewareofArt.com