Sunday, September 11, 2011

The many levels of Maya

I continued to watch Maya videos on youtube this week, and saw all the different types of things it can do. It is very interesting to watch a video of a complete beginner's "my first Maya video" followed by an official Autodesk reel of work that uses Maya. It just shows how the program can be used for such a wide variety of skill levels and uses. From my perspective, the program is still very new and somewhat intimidating, and I will be happy if I can create something similar to one of these "my first Maya videos" by the end of the course.

Here is an example of two of these:

It seems very elementary in style and execution, but there is a lot that went into it... more than I'm probably even aware of.

Here is an example of a professional use of Maya (commercials, movies, music videos, etc...):
For some of these clips, I can't even really put my finger on how Maya was used. Watching reels like this really convinces me that having a basic understanding of Maya will be a very skill for me to have when I graduate.

Also- can someone tell me how to embed videos? It's annoying to have just links here. I'm sure it's very obvious and i'm just oblivious, but... help?

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