Hologram Animation Lesson
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This detailed lesson leads you through all the steps of creating a custom spooky hologram animation using the Do Ink Animation and Drawing app on the iPad.
It also provides the template and directions for making the viewer.
This holographic effect is created by reflection in a prism. The simple ghostly animation is made once, duplicated, then rotated to face the center of the iPad screen. The ghost appears to lift from the iPad when viewed through the viewer. I used a sheet of plastic transparency (think: old overhead projector transparency).
I was able to do this lesson in 45 minutes if I had pre-made a class set of viewers. Otherwise, allow for an hour.
I designed the lesson for 4th graders, but my 2nd graders heard about it and begged to give it a try. They nailed it too.
This lesson includes:
- Step-by-step directions with illustrations & videos
- A Step-by-step handout to print and give to students
- A printable template for the viewer
- A video tutorial of every iPad step
- A video of students experiencing the holographic effect
- THREE pre-made Do Ink files to download and test the effect
- A bonus spooky Halloween Story
What you'll need:
- Do Ink Drawing and Animation App
- Sheet of plastic (like overhead transparencies)
- Clear tap
- Print my template
Concepts this lesson explores:
- Holographic Effect
- Rotational Symmetry
- Flipbook Animation
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