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Assignment 1: Helmet Y1 S2: 3D Digital Literacy

3D Digital Literacy Weeks 3-5 | Overview

Week 3 introduced UV mapping through dice. We unfolded simple cubes and similar polygons and took the UV as a .png into Photoshop. This was highly useful in understanding how textures work. A key takeaway was the idea that anything in 3D space (real life or virtual) can be unfolded into a large 2D origami […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Animated Narratives Assignment 2 – Concept/Screenplay

Presentation 1 (Week 6) Presentation 2 (Week 12)   The Idea From the moment we knew the theme¬†was¬†NATURE, we agreed we wanted to do something that was comedic and witty in its insight into natural ongoings. In early discussions, we narrowed it down to three distinct ideas: Mushroom Kingdom Bat-man and Robin Insect showdown Of […]

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Assignment 1: Helmet Y1 S2: 3D Digital Literacy

Problem-Solving | Log of Issues and Solutions

I found it beneficial to log issues I’ve found along the way and their corresponding solutions. This both notes what I have learned and acts as a useful resource in the future if I come across any of these problems again.   MAYA Non-manifold geometry (status: solved) I learned that being manifold meant keeping my […]

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Assignment 1: Helmet Y1 S2: 3D Digital Literacy

3D Modelling Weeks 1-2 | Overview

I initially found Maya intimidating, however, once I followed Alec’s cactus character tutorial I found I began to settle into it. I completed my cactus model with a newfound understanding of Maya that I was able to bring in to class for Weeks 1-2. Having moved from another course, my first day was exciting and […]

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Assignment 1: Helmet Y1 S2: 3D Digital Literacy

Research/Concepts Workflow | Assignment 1

I have decided I am going to do design a build a sci-fi helmet. I have begun compiling inspiration on this Pinterest board: https://pin.it/60hZv9K I am particularly inspired by concept designer Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars) and his approach to helmet/prop design. There is a modern, futuristic and minimal feel whilst also being complex and deliberate. […]