Friday, June 25, 2010

Luxo Lamp Animation

This assignment was done back in my Intro To 3D class, which I took a year ago (Summer 2009). It was the first time I had gotten to use Autodesk Maya for modeling, texturing, lighting, and animating. The project was to create a child's bedroom, and model a Luxo Lamp, and then animate the lamp inside the bedroom. I had a lot of fun with this project, getting to learn the program and all. It is quite basic and simple, but for my first time doing any of it, I was pretty happy with the end result.

Bouncing Ball 2D Animation

This was the first 2D, hand-drawn animated clip I made in school. We had to animate a bouncing ball, and I decided to make a little story out of it. It's very simple, but the project was just to get an idea of working with hand-drawn animation.
This animation was actually done about 6 months ago, so back towards the end of 2009.

Communications Business Plan Design

   In my Principles Of Communications class, our group final was to create a whole business plan and portfolio to "present" to investors.  As an Animator, my "position" was Technology and design, so I handled all the hardware/software as well as creating a mock-up design of the business.  Our business was a new branch of Starbucks, that was music oriented; where each customer got their own multimedia entertainment device to use.
     These images are a rough model of what the store would look like.  I created a basic feel of what the store would look like, and what would be inside.  I didn't go too detailed and specific with the modeling and texturing, just because we only needed a general concept design to present.  All of the modeling, texturing, and lighting were done in Autodesk Maya, and the rendering was done in Mental Ray.
   I may decide to go back into it at a later time, to add more detail and clean it up a bit and make it more professional looking. 

Boom (3D Character Model)

This was my final character model for my Modeling 1 class. We had to fully create a whole model of a character, and I chose to make one based off of myself. Everything was created from the ground up in Autodesk Maya. Everything was modeled using polygons, and the clothes are a separate layer from the character.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Photoshop Work

These are a few self portraits I took of myself and played around with in Photoshop.  I really enjoy doing photography, and then doing a lot of tweaking in Photoshop.  The program is so deep, and there's so much I still don't know about it, so I try to take any time that I can and just play around and teach myself new things.  All of these pictures were taken with my Nikon D3000, and edited in Adobe Photoshop.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meteor Shower

My Animation 1 Performance Final. I've had this idea for an animation since I heard this song, so I was really excited to get to create this. The song is Meteor Shower, by Owl City. I used Autodesk Maya for everything, and MentalRay for the rendering, and Adobe After Effects for compositing. Hope you enjoy! I sure did making it.