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In addition to your chosen 3d-package, there are software out there which potentially could help you getting through the course in a comfortable way. These are all optional, but will make your life easier.
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Hover Zoom – Lets you zoom in on a thumbnail without clicking on it.
This week’s build from Frank’s shop is a combination of digital sculpting and 3D printing. Using the virtual reality sculpting tool Oculus Medium, Frank kitbashes a spaceship in a modelmaking exercise and then 3D prints the toy. It’s like making your own action figure.
Early CGI – Tomorrow’s World – Brit Lab – BBC, 1982
The reason my introduction is this late was because I was struggling with the picture and movie part. I don’t know a lot of the world of 3D and animation, the games I play are old school super Mario and drunken buzz with my friends. I am in love with Disney and Pixar and I will watch all kind of movies with cgi, but I still feel that I am on a whole new territory with a lot less experience and clear motivation than most other students here. This defiantly made it more fun and inspiring to read your entries and see what motivates you this year.
For my Picture I ended up with this Weiye Yin piece. I wanted to find a nice image that looked real and write about how fascinating images that looks like pictures are, but I had to admit that making real life images is not my motivation in my work. I choice this image because it’s a strange looking, colorful and playful and represent more of the work that I do and want to work more with.
For my movie I felt that I had to pick a Pixar piece. What I love about Pixar is their story telling skills and their eye for small fun details. I picked this feel good short film because it has that typical Pixar story and inspires me to put more work into making the story and add the small details into my work.
|Academic Week||Calendar Week||Date||Delivery||Time|
|0||12||26.03.2017||Intro Project Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|1||14||09.04.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|2||17||30.04.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|3||19||14.05.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|4||21||28.05.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|5||23||11.06.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|6||34||27.08.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|7||36||10.09.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|8||38||24.09.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|9||40||08.10.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|11||44||05.11.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|12||46||19.11.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|13||48||03.12.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|14||50||17.12.2017||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|15||3||21.01.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|16||5||04.02.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
Drawing 1. semester DeliverySunday @ 23:59
|18||10||11.03.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|19||12||25.03.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|20||15||15.04.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|21||17||29.04.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|22||19||13.05.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|23||21||27.05.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|24||23||10.06.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|25||34||26.08.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|26||36||09.09.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|27||38||23.09.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|28||40||07.10.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|29||42||21.10.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|30||44||04.11.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|31||46||18.11.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|32||48||02.12.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|33||50||16.12.2018||Weekly Assignment Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|36||6||10.02.2019||Project Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
|37||10||10.03.2019||Portfolio Delivery: Drawing 2. semester Delivery||Sunday, 23:59|
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Link to blogg https://shitididnotknow.wordpress.com/
This has been an interesting first week. Since I had no previous experience nor any expectations, study goals or idea what we would learn during this semester I more or less started on a blank page. It has been a lot of fun to get started and to get an overview of the study course and an idea of what we are supposed to learn. I am now very happy that I choice 3DDA and I am very excited to learn more.
I have already had 1 year at Noroff so the Moodle and the presentation were all easy. I had problems figuring out which picture and video to choose since I had to think about what I wanted to create during my semester and try to reflect that in my choice.
I were happy to see that two of the books were available in Kindle and searching around a little and it should now be on its way to my address in Mexico. The delivery dates seems a little different in 3DDA than in GRAP since we now are supposed to deliver every week and have fewer project. I hope I understood it correctly. See RPRT2 for overview. The different deliveries were also a little different, but seem easy enough.
Part a planning a project were a little more difficult that I though since I had to research what parts to add in my planning. I hope it looks good and correct.
The drawing went okay, I decided to make the last one in colour mostly because I got bored or inspired or perhaps both and suddenly it had colour. I read through the first chapter in the book about drawing and tried to apply the skill of drawing what I could see. I am not great at drawing, but the book says that I only need to practice more so we will see at the end of the year.
I already had a WordPress account with two blogs, so I took the empty one for this semester. See link at the top. I might change the picture and layout, but I didn’t make it a priority this week.
Getting to know the software took a little while. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use 3ds Max or Maya, but I decided to use Maya since it seemed more Kristin-friendly. I picture myself more making animated movies than games and I feel like I like the program better. I might change my mind, but so far I would say that I’m happy about using Maya. I have a few questions about this that I’m going to ask in the forum after using Maya and also watching some of the intro for Max, but I feel like I will continue using Maya anyhow.
The help file, making the objects and saving were all easy.
I’m already uploading everything I have digital to DropBox, so part c were already done.
I had a few problems with the spotlights to begin with, because I couldn’t rotate them the way I wanted. When I understood more of how to move them and who they worked it became easier. I also had a few problems along the way with the texture and material because I had problems navigating the menus, but I also feel like with a little practice and more videos I will manage that just fine.
Animation was a lot of fun and easy (so far)