Friday, October 27, 2006

mid-semester update

So I've been pretty busy with tidepool and maya, but I finally have stuff worth updating my blogger with..I guess. So first, my tidepool: it's underwater off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. The key is the marine iguana, found only among these islands. The males will swim out and dive up to 45 feet deep to forage for good algae while the females remain on the wave-crashed rocks above the water level. My "easter egg" is the large school of fish swimming into the distance on the top right, which happens to look like a traditional Chinese dragon! happened on accident as I scribbled it in photoshop, and didn't notice it until I printed it enlarged for the pencil render. I also wanna try to hide my golden dog in there...heheh.

Speaking of the golden dog (which first made its appearance in my black and white and color renders in 113a), here's a shot of its appearance in my latest Maya project: the Generi Tribe Pinball Extra Ball Awarded animation (no that's not the title). I originally modeled it for the first project where we actually modeled a specific object and I made it an Indiana Jones-esque story. At some point I'll throw my animations up onto my myspace ( for viewing.

I'm having a lot of fun with Maya...both classes actually...I can't wait to get to painting my tidepool soon and I'm spending a lot of time learning more about Maya...way more than is required of in this first class. Anyways, I need to get to sleep, as I'm already pretty damn sleep deprived from the past week, and I plan to work a lot through this weekend. Until next time!