Monday, 31 January 2011

Transcription project ideas

1) Little Red Riding Hood

There will be a strange twist put on this classic tale, where the story is based on an introverted character that lives by himself within a deep, dark wood. He plays games with himself, talks to himself, almost becomes his own family – accepting his own isolation. He encounters a female who knocks on his door, to which out of his own curiosity and dumbfounded delight he welcomes her inside his crumbling shack of a house. The tale twists as the small man tries to be a good host, yet can’t decide whether he wants to love the girl or eat her. His snide plan turns on himself as the girl – who turns out to swish her wolfs tail before the animation closes - lures her way into killing and eating the man herself.

2) The end of the world – Nibiru

An emotional animated short about the end of the world as a result of the Nibiru theory. This is when a large planet sized object collides with Earth and some believe the Aliens of the said planet attempt to save the human race. This would show the destruction of the Earth with Aliens watching on as they attempt to save some of the human race.

3) Music video

To create my own music video for a self created piece. This would be accomplished with a mixture of real life footage and CG to help tell the tale of the music behind the video.

Cant wait to get started on this!


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Character update

Im doing the rigging and texturing tasks now, when their completed they'll be straight on my blog.

Character tutorials - whole body put together

Car Modelling - so far

As I left my tutorials for the Christmas break I encountered problems when I discovered I had left it too late. I couldnt get into University for most of December, also unable to access Maya software, which pulled me away from my team project and my tutorials alike. Since I have been back ive been attempting to get to grips with the tutorials given. I will continue them until they are finished even if their unmarked to gain a better feel for Maya.


Character tutorial - head


Character tutorials - arms

I decided to mirror the arm into a new window then copy it back into the model and attatch it that way.

With the other layers switched on it now looks sumthin like this:


Character tutorial - shoes

Ive somewhat been trying to observe how the tutorial videos model things by jumping into the videos at later points to see if I can copy what I see infront of me without watching step by step. Its helping to speed things up a bit.

and finally a mirror to make the other shoe -

Tricky lil things.


Character tutorial - trousers

(Why is it whenever I use maya it things look so weird?)


Character tutorial - Shirt