Lesson Updated Oct 18th 2019

This Lesson is intended to be an introduction of the Alice virtual world concepts and skills, provide exercise options for participants to apply the scene editing skills.  This should be one of the early lessons in any Alice curriculum.  Scene building in Alice is a key step in the process of creating any animation or interactive project.  

Learning Objectives Covered in this Lesson

• Understand the definition of a Virtual World
• Understand the components of an Alice scene
• Become familiar with the components of the Scene Editor
• Understand the definition of a 3D object in Alice
• Understand how to add an object to a scene
• Understand how to position and orient an object in a scene
• Understand how to manipulate subparts of an object
• Understand how to move the camera in a scene
• Understand the use of Camera Markers
• Know where to locate additional resources for the Scene Editor

The Skills addressed in this lesson are:

Alice Basics  
• Creating a New Scene  
• Switching between the Editors
• Saving a World

Object Manipulation
• Adding an Objects
• Positioning an Objects
• Orienting Objects
• Scaling Objects
• Manipulating Sub Joints (Object Parts)
• Aligning Objects

Scene View Manipulation
• Using the Camera Controls
• Change the Camera View
• Using Camera Views
• Using Camera Markers