In my second semester of Animation we started our new modules one of which was Imaging and Data Visualisation. Imaging and Data Visualisation involved two tasks, this was to build a “Floating City” in Autodesk Maya and then present the data in a visual way which is done in teams and then the second task was to model our own head using Autodesk Maya. Both projects allowed me to learn a lot about modelling and Autodesk Maya, and I do really enjoy modelling in Maya so I was excited for each of these projects. I loved learning about Rome in the Floating City project and being able to take Rome and imagine what it would be like to have it as a floating city. I would have loved to be able to do more for the project though because I heard about it before joining the course and I loved seeing the now second year work for it.
The head model project was also something I was excited for, from the get go I was researching tutorials and looking at what way was best for me to do it. It was really interesting learning more about topology, even though I’m not sure if I got my topology right in my head model, it was still fun to do and the human face in general, I would love to create a character and rig the face, to actually bring your own character to life is something that I always find enjoyable and rewarding. I felt I learnt a lot with this module and I want to keep improving and becoming better modelling, as well as to of course keep learning from my mistakes with the help from very informative tutors. I hope to be able to find what area I excel in and what I really want to do in animation.
Overall Imaging and Data Visualisation was a very interesting module that I felt I have learnt a lot from, it was very challenging in parts. I also learned that time management is key and that you should never be controlled by the machine, let loose.
Once again thank you for such a great first year of animation.