Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Week 3 & 4 - Maya Springboard

I didn't do week 3!! OH NOS!!

Here's a quick recap. I've been working on How to Cheat in Maya, but have been struggling a bit because the 2012 files wouldn't work with Maya 2011...poop. I also got a book called Drawn to Life from my fantastic broseph! Thanks bro! Now I'm just waiting on Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation to come in the mail :T

The past two weeks Mike Gasaway has been teaching us workflow methods. Part 1 was planning and Part 2 was blocking. And Mr. Amazing Tech-Person, Jay Epperhart, taught us a bit about using the graph editor to bounce a ball. Thanks Guys!

This week's assignment is to create a bunch of random objects on a shelf. It took about 35 min. so I thought I'd add some color and a rig I got from Creative Crash called Buckid. It's a nice simple rig for beginners like moi.

Here's what I came up with:

And a couple closeups of my little guys

I really should do more, but I have to turn it in ASAP so my Maya Trainer, Kelly Perez, can take a look at it before our Q&A today! Ack! Alright, time to get back to work!

Happy Animating!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Week 2 - Maya Springboard sadly I haven't done much animation work. I've been trying to get into "How to Cheat in Maya," but I keep getting distracted. I hope this doesn't happen when there's assignments due!

This week Drew Adams taught us a bit about body mechanics in his Q&A on Monday which was really helpful. He taught us his method of animating, and it seemed to work really well! Thanks Drew!

Today we had a Coffee Talk with Victoria and Angad Sohal (a current AMer) and he had a LOT of good tips when sending in your demo reel! And there was all the random talk, but that was a lot of fun too :)
Thanks Angad and Vic!

Will it be possible for me to finish 4 books during Maya Springboard? There's SO many resources out there, but not enough time to read them all! Ack! But I must try!!

I got to meet a lot of great classmates too! Yay! Can't wait to see what you guys animate!

And here's some pictures of me and my Duggy!

Happy animating!