All posts by Mike Macfadden

Pixel Art

Follow the tutorial in the link below to learn pixel art design techniques.

Use what you learned in the tutorial to design your own pixel art character.

Feeling ambitious? Create an animation out of your pixel art character.

IACTE Conference Logo

IACTE Conference Logo Contest
The Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) is holding a logo contest for their annual conference. IACTE is the professional organization that brings together CTE educators Illinois. It is comprised of career and technical educators in administration, agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, health occupations, technology education, new and related and special needs personnel. The conference theme was submitted by Christie Riddle and she will receive a $50 gift card for submitting the winning theme,

Next year’s conference theme is:
“Building Careers for 90 Years”
The 90th Annual IACTE conference will be held February 13-14, 2020, at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.

Logo’s should be related to the conference theme (given above) and should include the dates and location as well.

This is a conference logo, not an IACTE organization logo.

When using images they need to be original, royalty – free images, or you must have permission to use them. On a separate document please identify where the image is from and if permission was granted.

It is preferred that images be created in Photoshop or Illustrator.
All entries should be submitted by April 12 . E-mail entries to iactelogo@gmail.com.

Please include the name and email of the student, the instructor and the name of the school. The winner will have their logo featured in all conference publications and will receive a $50 gift card!

The IACTE Conference Planning Committee is looking forward to viewing the logos made by CTE students in Illinois!

Thank you for all you do for CTE!

Sincerely,

Cindy Stover
www.iacte.org
info@iacte.org

Lesson 6: High Score

In this lesson, we will access the “High Score” and display it on the Lose_Scene

HighScore

Use the code below to create a new script called HighScore. You will create an empty gameobject called High Score that you will attach this script to. You will then assign a new text object to the scripts variable as in the video below the code.

Wire Up the High Score

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.UI;
public class HighScore : MonoBehaviour {
    public Text highScore;
	// Use this for initialization
	void Start () {
        highScore.text = "Jumps: " + PlayerPrefs.GetInt("High Score").ToString();
    }
}

Project Files

If you cannot troubleshoot your way past any problems. The link below provides a download to the project files up to this point:

Lesson 3: Menu System

In this lesson we are going to add a start menu and lose scene. You’ll follow the directions in the video and use the code below:

Create a Start Menu

LevelManager.cs

Create a Lose Scene

Follow similar steps as you did to create a start menu to build a lose scene. You will have to modify the code in your BirdScript on line 42 to change to your Lose_Scene instead of restarting the MainScene.

Lesson 4: Menu System

In this lesson you’re going to refer back to the FlappyBird Clone build and add a menu system by making minor adjustments that are suitable for this game.

Create a Start Menu

LevelManager.cs

Create a Lose Scene

Follow similar steps as you did to create a start menu to build a lose scene. You will have to modify the code in your NinjaScript on line 18 to change to your Lose_Scene instead of restarting the MainScene.

Project Files

If you cannot troubleshoot your way past any problems. The link below provides a download to the project files up to this point:

Unit 4: Design Trends

In this unit, you will act as the social media manager for a sport, club, or activity here at GBS.

Project Requirements

Your task is to search for tutorials and resources that will help you incorporate at least five of the fifteen design trends featured in the video below.

Once you’ve figured out how to implement the design trend, you will create a graphic for your selected sport, club, or activity using the technique. Bonus points if your graphic is used in real life.