Welcome to MCR Week one!
I am very excited to be back in class after my long 2 weeks of Vacation time. My new class is Model Creation and we are working in Maya again. Oh how I have missed her, I did forgot what a Bitch she can be, but I am learning to tame her all over again. We have a great teacher, Frank Cordero. He is showing us all the short cuts that Steve Gold didn’t show us. We learned how do bevel edges so we can start making things look more realistic and less boxy.
First project is designing props to put into a garage scene using all the tools we know and all the shortcuts we are learning. Unlike 3DF, we are getting a LOT more detail out of these props. I was able to make all my props on time for the soft due date today and got an automatic 100% and extra credit towards my final project.
Here is my final results of my props I made in the garage scene.
Next up, a Cafe scene, More props and better quality! I will keep you guys updated with my progress.
Yesterday was a BIG day in my Full Sail Journey! I started my first “Major” Class, 3D Foundations. Let me tell you, this is going to be AWESOME! We got a $7,000.00 program called Maya to work with and it is so much fun. We are of course learning the basics and this is the industry standard for what I will be working on. Every Movie, Video Game, Commercial, TV Show that you have seen in the past 10 years has probably had some Maya in it. I am really loving learning all these new software programs. They can be very intimidating when you first open them and see a thousand buttons, thankfully the Full Sail staff does a great job walking us through it. We will be making a 6 second video, made from scratch, of a character doing some sort of action and build it all in Maya. The whole month-long class builds on itself all coming to a head with our final project. I can not wait to shine on this one and I will be pushing to have the best looking project.
Here is our first project, just to help us familiarize ourself with the program. It was very fun! We had to construct Frosty the Snow Man like a jigsaw puzzle to teach us how to navigate in Maya. All the pieces were scattered all over and different sizes. We had to locate each piece and place them in the proper spot and resize pieces that were needed.
Pretty cool huh? I will be posting a bunch of stuff from this class for sure.