Sunday, December 13, 2009

Update: Petrol Station Scene (2)

Started the scene again, with less objects and more extrudes and bevels. No lights yet, will be updated again soon. Fridges have been added to the interior of the petrol station, and a glass front has been added.

3 comments:

tutorphil said...

Online Interim Review - 15/12/09

Hi Dan,

Looks like your moving quickly to resolve your Maya scene - which is good, and the desolate petrol station could make for a suitably urban 'unhomely'. Part of the first year experience, however, is to ensure that students create a clear 'pipeline' of creative development - the procession from thumbnails, to resolved sketches, concept art, and model. I suppose I'm a bit concerned that, in your instance, the making might be eclipsing the thinking. I assume that lighting is going to play an important part in your scene, so I would certainly expect to see some digital paintings reflecting this aspect of your 'production design'. Also, specifically, what time period is your petrol station from - and what country - avoid genericism in your models; give yourself context and detail by which to realise your environments; to know the 'where' and 'when' of your scene will ultimately precipitate your progress.

Not much on here about your proposed written assignment; this aspect of your degree work is something you need to focus on with some urgency, as I don't want it becoming somekind of creative handicap. See next 2 posts for general info re. the written assignment and some hints and tips for a better result.

tutorphil said...

Written assignment Unit 3 Part 2

Please don’t ‘narrate’ your own research – for instance ‘I looked on the internet and found this interesting article’ – No! No! No! Your reader doesn’t give a damn about ‘how’ you came by your research – just use it effectively and formally.

Punctuation – please use it! Try proof-reading your paragraphs out loud – if you’re gasping for breath by the end of them, you’re in serious need of some full-stops, commas and semi-colons. If you’re uncertain how to use them properly please visit http://www.grammarbook.com/english_rules.asp - and that goes for apostrophes too!

Capitalisation – all film titles, book titles, artist names etc – should be capitalized every time you include them; Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover etc… Likewise, when first referring to a film please include director and release date.

Footnotes are NOT to be used to reference quotes within the body of the essay; use Harvard Method. Footnotes can be used to include additional information external to the main body, but useful for the reader’s broader understanding of the subject area.

Italicize your quotations!

Double-space your document!

If you refer to something visual as part of your argument – you must include a supporting illustration as supporting evidence.

Finally – PROOF-READ your assignments before submission; I am not an English teacher so don’t want to be forever correcting spelling mistakes, typos or ‘right’ words wrongly substituted by a spellchecker. Make time to polish your written work, as you would your creative project work.

Good luck!

tutorphil said...

Also - if you haven't done so already, can you add the CG Arts central blog to your reading list - if you become an author, you can use it post problems and get answers from your classmates on all three years - just post your email as a comment, and Liam in the third year will set you up so you can post.

Please join & follow http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/

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