On this site, you will find the tutorials for the three animation techniques you need to explore for the completion of your first project: the animation showcase. I encourage you to follow the tutorials in the presented order, as they include some cross references, but it is not a requirement.
Also, for inspiration and to give you a sense of what can be achieved, I have collected a few examples of loop animations that students have submitted to me in past. Go have a look.
I have made these tutorials as replacement for in-class exercises I usually do with students in this course. The idea is to give you a sense of the minimum elements of each animation technique discussed; to get you started. You are expected to research and further develop your understanding of each technique — with my help, of course. I have also included links to external resources in these tutorials. You should check them out.
The animations you will produce through these tutorials can be used as the starting point for the animations in your final presentation, but you need to customize them.
Develop your presentation concept early, and keep it in mind while building your animations. Every deliverable of this project, even if they are different, must converge conceptually.