Posts Tagged ‘maya 2008’

Fruit bowl in Maya 2008 (My 132nd post!!!)

November 14, 2008

Our task this week(on my animation course, if you didnt know lol) was to colour/render a premade fruitbowl, and try to get it looking as realistic as possible. Here be mine;

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We were given most of the skins we needed(we didnt get the grape or lime, though it wasn’t specified what the limes were, coulda been plums, but making it look fuzzy turned out to be too tricky atm…), it was more about lighting it right, and making the shine on the items of fruit and stuff look alright.  Yes the leaves and stalks and stuff look naff, but thats not what I was concentrating on…. I wanted to get the grapes in particular looking good. And I never realised how much the actual lighting makes a difference. They looked naff before adding the spot lights n stuff.

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A top view of the fruit bowl. It’s more a plate really lol. We had a choice of like 4 plate designs, 2 japanese, one plane metallic, and one other blue patterned affair. Of course I went for the gaudiest of the bunch. I did this pretty much a week ago now… Just had to touch it up a bit today… I kept forgetting to transfer it to my laptop so I could post it on facebook…. I keep forgetting… I did that for the spaceship and the animal too…

Anyways. Thats my fruit bowl. I’ve got loads of work to do this week…. way too much…. flipbooks of feathers falling, anvills falling, walking, a street or room to render…… oh the workload…. but I must do it!!! For the good of mankind! And my career!!! lol

My first time – with Maya 2008! (LOL)

October 7, 2008

Now I’m finally on my animation course and finally have my hands on Maya, I’ve been able to play about with it. So far I’m still learning and some of it’s really confusing… so many buttons and tabs and god knows what…. Today we learnt how to bend/curve things, and make funky shaped pillars.

This was my first try, very-very basic...

This was my first try, very-very basic...

This was the slightly different temple, better lighting, but the shadows have gone weird... I got it right earlier on... but then it went like that....

The is the slightly more fun temple, still with the strange planet, but now with funky pillars and a weird shaped roof! And a mountain backdrop which I made by pulling about a bit of Nurb plane.

The is the slightly more fun temple, still with the strange planet, but now with funky pillars and a weird shaped roof! And a mountain backdrop which I made by pulling about a bit of Nurb plane.

First time I added the shading on this, it looked fine, then I did something, and it went like this... I have no explanation... as I said, newbie to Maya...

First time I added the shading on this, it looked fine, then I did something, and it went like this... I have no explanation... as I said, newbie to Maya...

Anyone familiar with the Maya programs? Any helpful tips for beginners like moi?

Any I warn you now… I will be posting more, apparantly my course leader-y types like blogging lol. So I thought, eh why not put some here too. Next week we get to make rockets!!! :woot:

New desk setup – Cramped much?

October 4, 2008

My brand-spanking-new computer arrived yesterday!! So many boxes… so much stuff to unpack… but its so worth it… I have Maya 2008(not sure if its unlimited or not…), and teh Adobe creative suite (3) and other bits and pieces!! So much free stuff!

It’s really jammy that I get all this stuff for free, it’s only because I’ve got a stomach condition(Chrons) and the worst case scenario means I have to stay at home and work from here. And I’m not complaining I get thousands of pounds worth of stuff for free lol, that would be mighty ungrateful right? My brothers so annoyed I’ve got all this stuff. He’s trying to get himself diagnosed with something so he gets free stuff too lol.

My desk is no even more cluttered than before… and there are soooooooooo many cables I’m a little worried frankly…

Anyways, that is all for now, I’m gonna go have a play with Maya and install some games, Viva Pinata, Sims 2, Black and White 2 etc. The new one will be primarily for work and high spec games only at the moment, since I don’t wanna infect my new machine with anything just yet… downloads will be down with this computer.


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