1.) Resurrect or browse to a copy of the rendering for the house modeled in 3DS Max for the Tech I class. If you do not have this, a render of the house of your choice from another 3D modeling program (that you modeled) will suffice. Using the built-in screen capture abilities for Windows collect the graphic in an active window, or cut and paste it into your new document. Scale it appropriately, annotate it, and include it as Figure 1 in your assignment 2 document.
2 .) Browse to cognitiveapprentice.com/dget4400/welcome.htm. Using built-in screen capture abilities for windows, collect the graphic shown in an active window, scale it appropriately and include it as Figure 2 in your assignment 2 document..
With the print screen key, the image is then saved to the system clip-board (or for window 2000 or later it is known as the clip-book), which can than be brought into a image editor to be saved off as a new graphic, or pasted/inserted into an existing document.
That works fine for basic needs, but it is often advisable to capture more than what is on the screen, or to capture a sequence of screen images, or even simply to select just a portion of a screen, and to help organize what you have captured should you screen capture more than one screen shot at a time. In these cases, a screen capture program may be required.
2.) Your task now is to research and find a good screen capture program for your own personal use throughout this course. Many can be found at "shareware" or "freeware" sites on the internet, such as: www.tucows.com or www.freewarehome.com, or you can elect to beg, buy, or borrow a commercial-of-the-shelf (cots) version of one.
3.) Make notes of the special features about the screen capture program of your choice, and why you chose the program you chose. Then include in your assignment 2 document a sole source letter of justification and approval (J and A) for the software you chose, as if you will be submitting it to a company purchasing department.
4.) Be prepared to present your results to the rest of the class along with assignment 3 (to be given out on Tuesday Jan 13th - each of which will be due Jan 20th).
As a Guide to completing Assignments 2 and 3, you may wish to consider this assignment as though it were part of a Corporate Engineering Design Team Presentation where the following applies:
Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:
Assessment and Evaluation
Along with the first project to be assigned next week, you also have a semester project that has been assigned and will be included as your final project. For that overall semester project you should begin collecting you own class notes, include some screen captures, and any other documentation you deem of value towards accomplishing these projects. Start to organize and arrange the who/what/where/when and why's of what you wish to present at final.
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