Friday, October 23, 2009

cannonball linetest

In animation class we start off by animating balls to understand the principles.
We did the bouncing ball first and then the cannonball. With the cannonball it's really important to get that sense of weight across in it's fall.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

3DS MAX: Lofting and basic materials

In today's class we created a banana using the Lofting method.
Basically creating a line as a path and extruding a shape along that path (in this case a GCON).
The cool thing about lofting is that you can manipulate the size of the shape along that path by going into the lofts' modifier options "deformations".

We then created a basic material for the banana skin by scanning in pieces of a banana and patching it up in Photoshop.

When applied it looks something as follows:

You can then place it in a scene for the full effect.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Visual Language class

Visual language is very much like graphic design.
In this class we were looking for composition and tonal values.
One with dim light and the other with a strong light source.

Thursday, October 15, 2009