There is not a lot in terms of tutorials for creating an aurora effect in Maya. However I have managed to find this one website where someone has done something similar that is being very helpful to me in explaining particles/curves/motion etc.
Here comes the hardest part of a project...
Deciding on an idea. Yet, it has to be done. I have been thinking for the last few weeks since I did most of my research, what idea should I follow.. what would make the best animation. I am trying not to think about the limits of my Maya ability. There will be a solution to everything, I’m sure, if I took the time to learn while going along. Looking back through all my research, the thing...
The Metamorphosis: My Thoughts
For this project, I decided to read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. At first I wasn’t really expecting much from a story who’s plot was “a man wakes up, he’s now a huge bug.” BUT, after reading it all, I conclude that it is actually an amazing piece of literature! The quote below is taken directly from the book. It is getting towards the end of the story, and...
Perhaps the cleaning woman intended to retrieve the things when she had the time...– Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
What is Metamorphosis?
Definition taken from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/metamorphosis 1. Biology: a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. 2. A complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft. 3. Any complete change in appearance,...
Introductory Animation: Dinosaur to Goose As a beginning to this project I was given a dinosaur as “something big” and a goose as “something small” and had to produce a short animation making them morph and change. I decided to used Adobe Flash to animate in as I have just completed several hand drawn projects. I had never used Flash previously and it was a surprise that I...