S T U D Y - G U I D E: Final Exam - Thursday, May 7th - 3:00-4:50 p.m.


S T U D Y - G U I D E: Final Exam - Thursday, May 7th - 3:00-4:50 p.m.


Is YOUR FINAL PROJECT here? FINAL PROJECTS Spring 2015


VIP: Final Projects Spring 2015 - check them out!

Send the URL and also send the .mb or .ma in anytime during finals week as attachment to jacobson@cs.uni.edu
The Monday morning after finals week is still okay too.


 
   
 
 

Study Guide: Final Exam
Thursday, May 7th - 3:00-4:50 p.m.

March 24th to May 7th - last 5 weeks plus final exam.
GO TO previous 5 weeks - to Sep 28th thru Oct 30th - 2nd 5 weeks 810:088 Maya 3D Graphics web page.  
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Week 11 Nov 03   Nov 05   Nov 07  

Last 5 Weeks


Screen snapshots of RENDERED Lamps assignments from 2009.


  1. VIP: Five questions from lynda.uni.edu Maya Essentials 6: Lights and Rendering video tutorial. Part of STUDY GUIDE for Wednesday, November 5th quiz.

  2. Maya LAMPS is part of study guide for Wednesday, November 5th quiz. Know this Michael O'Rourke tutorial!!!

Animation history: Luxo Lamp, Lights and lighting in Maya, etc.

  • Let your lamp SHINE! resources, including PixarT: A Pixar Parody of the famous PIXAR lamp animated movie.



  • QUIZ STUDY GUIDE


    1. VIP: Five questions from Maya Essentials 6: Lights and Rendering LYNDA video tutorial.
      Part ONE of STUDY GUIDE for Wednesday, November 5th quiz.

    2. Maya LAMPS is part of study guide for Wednesday, November 5th quiz.

      Part TWO of STUDY GUIDE for 11/05 quiz TODAY.

      Know this Michael O'Rourke tutorial!!!



    To animate an object to do this type of motion smoothly with keyframe animation would require you to laboriously create and edit many keys for the motion. By having the object move along a curve, you can easily adjust the object's path by editing the curve.
    StudioIT lab class

    VIP: Inverse Kinematics readings and tutorial.

    Inverse Kinematics and Skeletons - Mechanical Arm and Cargo Box.

    Links to VERY USEFUL resources from 3DBuzz, Wiley, Swinburne and Michael O'Rourke.
     
    Week 12 Nov 10   Nov 12   Nov 14  
    Hierarchies, Joints, Skeletons, Constraints, IK versus FK approaches to animation. Inverse Kinematics versus Forward Kinematics:
    The mechanical arm lesson: Inverse Kinematics = IK. IK handles and animation.
     
    Week 13 Nov 17   Nov 19   Nov 21
    Light It Up - Key light, Fill light, Rim light (KFR)

    Three-Point lighting for 3D Renderings by Jeremy Birn.

    Playing chess with a PAWN. Great lighting tutorial.

    Nonlinear deformers: Bend, Flare, Squash and Stretch, Sine, Twist and Wave. Lynda.uni.edu

    VIP: Rigging a Ball for Squash and Stretch using a non-linear deformer. SDK review. Custom attributes. Video tutorial by Steven Murdoch and summary notes.

    Thanksgiving break begins!

    November 22nd thru November 30th.

     
    Week 14 ... Apr 21 ... Apr 23 ...  
    Optical Egg resources for render practice.

    Lights and Stage Controls notes for Talented Ball.

    Optical Egg Animation as a WebM format file.
    Note: Maya rendered as TARGA or JPEG sequence imported to After Effects.
    After Effects rendered out an AVI file.
    WEBM was used to create the .webm format file.

    1. The ONLINE WEBM converter converts .AVI to .WEBM format.
    2. I use the Upload your video you want to convert to WEBM: choice.
    3. The Choose Files button allows you to browse to your local .avi file (the one that After Effects render produced).
    4. When the Convert file button is clicked, the .avi file is converted to the .webm format and the .webm file is automatically downloaded to your downloads folder.

    QUIZ EIGHT

    Study Guide


    UV Mapping Thursday: Lesson 1: UV texture mapping - Cracker Jack box - or get your ducks in a row Quackers that is.

    Some renders of the Quacker PSD modified document: Mofifications to the PSD file - good Photoshop lesson.





    Final Projects




     
    Week 15 ... Apr 28 ... Apr 30 ...  
    Fluid Effects - Lesson 04: Creating an Ocean Effect with Maya.

    Ocean example done in class: Ocean.webm file. (16 seconds).

    Final Exam Study Guide/Outline is available here.

    Handout of Maya terminology and terms.

    Page 2: Handout of Maya terminology and terms (other side of sheet of paper).

     


    Send it in anytime during finals week as attachment to jacobson@cs.uni.edu
    The Monday after finals week is still okay too. Just get it done!


    Final Exam - Thursday, May 7th - 3:00-4:50 p.m.