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Monday, 28 May 2012

Maya Tutorials: Character Model Progress

Part 2: Upper Torso Blocking 

Maya Tutorials: Dynamics 3: Intro to Dynamic Bodies

Active/Passive Bodies: Stand in Object (Chain Links) 

NCloth Part 1: Flags (Ncloth, Collider & Nucleus)

Ncloth Part 2: Netting (Indirect Deformation) 

Ncloth Part 3: Bouncy Castle (Cache Blending)

NCloth Part 5: Custom Presets & Component to Component Constraint (Balloons)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Maya Tutorials: Lighting & Rendering 3: Intro to Mental Ray Continued

Using Ambient Occlusion with Displacement Maps 

Beauty Pass

Ambient Occlusion Pass

Final Image 

Sub Surface Scattering Part1: Grapes 

Ambient Occlusion Lighting & Light Decay 

Lighting Profiles: IES Lighting Information Files 

Mental Ray: Using Maya Layered Shaders with Mental Ray Nodes 

Mental Ray: Round Corners Node 

Depth of Field: Using Luminance Depth 

Beauty Pass

Luminance Depth Pass

Cube Matte Pass

Final Image 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Unit 5: Work Experience: Week (1 - 4)

For the last 5 weeks I've had the opportunity to do some work experience with the Audio Visual company called Butch Auntie. They create visual projections for anything from private parties up to huge public events, mapping projections to fit the variety of different size buildings.

For the past 5 weeks I have had the  opportunity  to work on  three different projects that sees me creating  material for a personal VJ pack, another mini-project, dubbed 'the glamourous project', and one Mayfair party, named  'The secret Location Project'. 

For the first four weeks I have been working on  'the glamorous project' due to non-disclosure agreement cannot be discussed any further . But what I can say was that I was tasked with creating confetti and sparkly exploding champagne bottles. This gave me the chance to experiments with particles and be able to use the knowledge that I have learnt from Alan's Maya tutorials. Due to copy right I haven't posted anything up till now but here are my experiments that help me with creating my final outcome. 

Confetti Experiments 

Champagne Sparkle Experiments 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Transcription: 'The French Confection'

Final Image 
The Making Of The French Confection
                                                              Maya Technical Paper

Demo Reel (Work in Progress) 

DVD Design and Cover 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Transcription:The French Confection A Nearly Final Piece

It has been a while since I last posted anything but I have been working and I can say that I am nearly finished. I got to still make a few more changes especially to the light as the scene is still too bright, it need to be a bit darker. But here is how my final piece look so far.... 

Beauty Pass

Ambient Occlusion (*need to fix problem)

Toon Outline

Final Image