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October 24, 2002

maya m i having fun

I have started playing around with Maya as a modeling tool for architecture, for years I have been hearing about how wonderful it is and how complex it is, unfortunately I, like most people, hear complex and assume that means hard. Boy, was I wrong. Anyway, some pretty big names are starting to use Maya as their tool of choice for architecture and other things, and I am quickly realizing why. Below is a really simple animation of a hammer I built from a single rectangle primitive shape, total time from opening Maya to rendered movie, about 90min. And that was my first time using Maya.

Posted by tbartels at October 24, 2002 12:09 AM


Hey Tom, just wanted to say good job on the model and the animation, and i'm looking forward to seeing your future works in Maya...


Posted by: Ben at October 25, 2002 07:15 AM

is that a short time or a long time? :)

Posted by: Olga at October 25, 2002 11:17 AM

Oh, a short time, I guess. :) Oops.

Posted by: Olga at October 25, 2002 11:18 AM

yeah, a short time to learn and use 3D manipulation, lighting, animations and rendering of animations. There are some softwares out there that I still haven't figured it out on, even though I have been using them for the past year.

Posted by: tomb at October 27, 2002 09:33 AM