Friday, April 15, 2011

WEEK 14: WIP Critique and Work period

We'll continue our discussion about 2D walks and  have a look at how everyone's work is going so far.
You will have some time to work in class on the final assignment
which is due April 22nd.

What else is happening April 22nd... hmm... oh ya!  YOUR FINAL EXAM IS DUE!!
This will be written remotely -- there are no classes at the school on that holiday Friday.
I will send you a link to the exam and post it here on Monday.

It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all. Have a great summer and I hope to see you back here next term!

See ya!!

WEEK 13: Rigging Part 3

We'll review the leg -- you should be able to rig it from scratch in about 15 min, including setting up CTRL objects for the Heel, Tip, Toe, Ball, Ankle

Keep practicing this until you have it down in 15 min

Let's get into skinning, starting with some notes about constraints.

Next: painting weights.

Practice skinning and be very comfortable with it by next week.
*Note - this method is quickly becoming obselete -- nowadays it’s increasingly common to use influence objects to add corrective blend shapes to the geo instead of skinning and painting weights

New topic: SPLINE IK

Homework Challenge -- Create an IK/FK blend behaviour (without using the Maya automatic blending) using a 3-joint chain (looks like an arm with a bend in the elbow)

Your Final Exam will be posted on MONDAY, April 18, due FRIDAY, April 22nd.

Thanks for being such a great class! 
Enjoy your break!