School of Art, Media, and Technology

This Week’s Dorkshops: 3D Prototyping, Github, Unity

Written by:



Come to Dorkshop!
Parsons D12
6 E 16th St, New York, New York 10003

Sat 10/26

Room 1206

PS/AI – Ralph and Zequing

An intermediate level dorkshop on speeding up your workflow in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Sat 10/26

1pm- 4pm
Room 1206

Maya Part 1 – Jessie

Modeling, Texturing and Rendering in Maya

1. Learn the core modeling toolkit, transform cubes and sphere to anything you can imagine.

2. Texture your objects with toon shaders, custom textures, bump maps, and normal maps.

3. Create custom renders of your objects for 3D prototype documentation or short animated films.

Required: Maya (student version is fine), photoshop, and a mouse.

Not required but useful: Drawing tablet.

Sun 10/26

11 am-1pm
Room 1206

Amazon Web Server – Ayo

AWS… Amazon Web Server. Create and manage your own server via the Amazon Web Server service. Attending this Dorkshop will teach you the following:

1) Setting up your own AWS using Amazon Elastic Cloud . Amazon Elastic

Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

2) Installing Apache web server and MySQL on your AWS

3) Accessing your server via SSH and FTP

4) Installing and configuring Node.js on your server.

All you need is your laptop.

Sun 10/26

1 pm-4pm 
Room 1206

Maya Part 2 – Jessie

Rigging and Animation in Maya

1. Learn the basic concepts of rigging:

  proper bone setup

  ik versus fk


  parent and child space

  setup of animation controls

  set driven keys

  painting skin weights

  if time permits: how to use the connection editor and hypershade

2. How to animate your brand new rig. Animation concepts apply to animating ANY object/attribute in Maya.

Required: Maya (student version is fine), mouse.

Not required but useful: Drawing tablet.


dorkShops are skill sharing events of the nerd variety. We are all students at Parsons The New School of Design, specifically in the Design and Technology program. We all have unique talents and skill sets that we’d like to share with everyone.

Twitter/Instagram hashtag: #dorkshopnyc

All Rights Reserved © 2024. Parsons School of Design.