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Animation Merit Badge

posted May 30, 2018, 6:51 PM by Evan Bossett

Thank you to all the scouts for being attentive, interested, and asking great questions.  Troop 258 has an excellent reputation and your behavior exemplified that today.  Our host, Ms. Smuga, was so impressed that she already offered to let our troop visit again in the future, if we so desired.

Thank you to Mr. Vito, Mrs. Epps, Mrs. Moffler, Mr. Miranda, Ms. Guinee, and Mrs. Bossett for driving and helping to chaperone this field trip.

The software our scouts used was a professional package called Autodesk Maya, available for free to students and educators.  It is available at the link below – I hope those who are interested choose to do one of their animation projects using it.

https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya

Remember that your two animations, in two different styles, must be completed to earn the merit badge.  Please try to have them done by our last merit badge meeting on June 13th.

A note to all those who could not attend tonight: To earn the merit badge, part 4a “tour an animation studio or a business where animation is used, either in person, via video, or via the internet and discuss what you learned with your counselor” MUST be completed.

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