Category Assessment

Show Reel Studio: Process Diary

RESEARCH,  REFERENCE,  INSPIRATION and WORK Design Centre Enmore 3D Art and Animation (DCE3D) MY GRADUATING  MAJOR  WORK DESIGN  CENTRE  ENMORE,  SYDNEY:  Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation COURSE  COORDINATOR:  Richard Cass LECTURER  MENTOR:  Vincent  Rossini MENTOR:  Kim Nguyen MODELS:  Alvaro Luna Bautista, 3drender.com, Challenge #14 showReel_animaticCritique_B   Password:  train_01 Models are from 3dRender.com lighting challenges. […]

Rigging

Rigging, the rigger builds the internal structure, the skeleton and creating controls the animator will use to bring the model to life by manipulating the three-dimensional object. It needs to be animator-friendly, efficient, robust and well- organised.  It could be a character or a vehicle, firstly understanding what it is in reality, then considering how it needs to […]

Modelling Process Diary

3D Modelling is based on the Cartesian coordinating system in three dimensions, a point in 3D space defined by width, height and depth. The zero point for each of these axes is the origin and the intersection of all three axes, providing the starting point for calculations and defining a point in 3D space or World Coordinates Position, (0,0,0).  This defines the […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before bringing them together in the final image. Other NUKE post can be found under THE FOUNDRY on the TUTORIALS, MAGAZINES, LINKS and RESOURCES post. SOME […]

Dynamics

 Additional information and resources I have collected along the way are at the end of these assessment blogs. DYNAMICS  002 REPORT 2B:  Schooner, Sail Boat Starting on this adventure, translating my sailing research into dynamics was not off to a good start.  When moving the sail boat the pieces of the model were not staying […]

Programming

w3schools.com: The language for building web pages Women Who Code:  Sydney and Meetup Sydney Python User Group (SyPy) Monthly Meetup MEL and PYTHON scripting my assessment and a collection of notes An interesting article in iiNet’s September 2015 eNewsletter:  Should students learn how to code? PYTHON     UV LAYOUT TOOL     SCRIPT “””Script Name: […]

Rendering Process Diary

V-RAY WINS ACADEMY AWARD Vector-based or 3D software uses mathematical algorithms and geometric functions and rendering is the process of calculating this information, converting into raster images, to produce a 2D picture. The rendered picture is made up of pixels that create the image or movie file.  The lights, shadows, colours, movement, placement of textures and […]

Texture Process Diary

3D TEXTURING PROCESS DIARY Texturing is the process of applying the surface qualities to objects such as colours and texture, assigning 2D images to 3D objects. Notes from Lanier, L., 2011. Maya studio projects. Texturing and lighting. Sybex, Indianapolis, Ind. p123 UV snapshot and bitmap texture resolutions of 512, 1024, 2048 are resolutions commonly used in […]

Animation Process Diary

What is Animation? Animation shows us change over time, which could be the position, size, colour or shape. It uses the principle of persistence of vision, such as the Zoetrope to create the illusion of movement an optical illusion.  A sequence of still images is perceived as a moving image, we blend images together and give them life. We […]