Thursday, January 5, 2012

new MAYA images

I've finished my MAYA class at Parkland. For those unfamiliar with MAYA, it is a vertual 3D application- you have "cameras" and can move about in space. To make an object, you have to construct it in 3 dimensions. Lots of geometry involved. You set the lights in different places, and decide which angle provides the best composition. Here are my two favorite images created during the semester:

The Party's Over

This was our final project, modeling, creating color & texture, setting lights, and even a bit of mapping. The detail of the surface the bottle is lying on was from an experiment with acrylic washes which I scanned into Photoshop and "mapped" on.


This was my first project in the class. We were not allowed to do anything but model and set lights. I wanted a mysterious, Esher-like look.