22|12|2016 Week 13 I'm finding it really hard to progress due to not having access to Maya at home, I've also been advised not to work digitally at all (which I've personally translated to, not as long as usual) But I hate excuses! so naturally I tried Maya again!! The settings on the computers were whacky … Continue reading Creative Elements: Maya, Modelling something of your own.
09|12|2016 Week 11 I managed to do a tiny modelling job for this homework, a humble attempt at modelling my Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp which looks like this: I wanted to do the three of them and make them all glow but I really need to go easy on my eyes because of the infection (rest … Continue reading Creative Elements Week 11: Maya, modelling a piece of furniture.
30|11|2016 Week 10 So the limiting factors against me at the minute are an eye infection (I was wrong to ignore doctors instructions and strain it, and now I have to rest before something worse happens which I probably.. won't do) and I'm also concerned about the fact that I can't practice in Maya on … Continue reading Creative Elements Week 10: Maya, 3 bouncing balls.
28|11|2016 Week 10 So the moral of bouncing balls was: do NOT animate geometry unless you absolutely have to, and I understood why this was. We have to animate the locator, (a null,) which is a not-actually-there object that tells the ball what to do. So we tell the locator what to tell the ball … Continue reading Creative Elements Week 10: More Maya, it was all a trap!! Also Locators, and parent/child relationships.
15|11|2016 Week 8 This week, we were introduced to Maya for the first time! Every second year we've met since last year has talked about their love/hate relationship with Maya, so I've been ready to approach with caution. Conánn showed us how to create the balls, make them move by key selecting frames (all with … Continue reading Creative Elements: Maya