For my first Intro to maya assignment I had to take a photograph and model the image in 3D. Here are my results!
(The photograph is on the left; my 3D render is on the right.)
I probably could have kept working on this one a little longer, but it’s time to move on to the next! This is the first time I implemented Final Gathering and Global Illumination successfully [hopefully]. It’s also the first time I textured in 3D, which was pretty cool. MudBox is fairly basic, but can be super helpful for setting up bump & spec maps quickly.
Over the next 3 or so weeks (yikes! the term is almost over!) I’ll be building my second 3D interior, based on concept art rather than a photograph this time. The modeling is pretty much done on that one…. stay tuned for the results! 🙂
I’m reading this article for my Overview of VFX class titled, “An Evening in the Classroom” by Miss Taylor. She sat in on a painting class with Harvey Dunn (a famous painter from the late 1800s, early 1900s) and wrote down the things he said. I’m going to leave some of my favorite quotes here for future reference, since they really resonated with me. Funny how some things never change, even after 100+ years.
You don’t emphasize the wrong word, if you want to be understood.
Neither should you emphasize the unimportant in painting.
You’ll never “think up” an idea. We confuse ideas and thoughts.
Don’t be subtle. Be obvious. Be brutal.
The Law of Light: Where light doesn’t enter, there is darkness.
Pictures are mediums of expression and if we are interested they become more interesting.
When you add “interest” to a picture, you take interest from it.
Don’t be negative! You look for what’s wrong in your pictures. Look for what is good. Then make everything come up to that. Be positive!”
Take something obvious and present it unusually and dramatically.
Smart guy, that Dunn.
I finally started school at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which has been awesome so far. My first day was the 6th of October and I’ve been transitioning into the world of homework and due dates again. I love it. It feels really great to be able to spend most of my time in front of a computer, surrounded by peers with similar craziness.
This blog is hopefully going to start being beefed up soon with my work and general 3D findings over the next two years.
See you on the other end.