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Author Topic: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1  (Read 4556 times)

floyd86

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My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« on: November 03, 2009, 04:05:17 pm »

Hi,

About two months ago started taking 3d animation and visual effects classes at the HKU (Art Academy Utrecht). In this 4 year course i will be trained to become a professional 3d animator. If I have never found anim8or I might have never found this great passion of mine: Thanks steve!
The work I'm making at the HKU I would like to share with the anim8or community in this topic. I will try to upload a much as possible (as long there are people interested...).




The intake
Ofcourse they won't let everyone in this 3d animation class. I first had to do some tests and show my earlier work.
We had to create a character and make it. My character was named dolf and was made out of clay:

Also we had to design and make, using only primitives, the word 'vorm' which means 'shape' in dutch:

And some more assignments....

Well they liked my work, so they let my in!




Design classes
For my design classes we where completely free to make whatever we wanted to. I made a short commercial-like animation in 3ds max about recycling:


Clay modelling classes
We had to design and make a character with clay. I made a stork carrying a little baby on his back. The final clay model was about 50 cm width, 40cm heigh and weighed over 20 kilos.


Animation classes
Together with all my other classmates (17 in total) we had to pick a song and divide it in pieces of equal length. Everyone then got a piece of 12 secondz, which they had to use to make an animation about food.
When everyone was done, the pieces when edited together to form the total song again:

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(my piece is from 0:58-1:10)

Photoshop classes
For Photoshop we had to find a picture of an object and use this picture to make 20 compositions. I picked a picture of a AK-47:






Maya classes
As 3d package we are learning Maya, a very advanced 3d animation software. For our first assignment, to learn modeling, texturing and rendering in maya, we had to make a room.
I made a kind of hotel suite:









There is so much more to upload, but I only wanted to show the final results and not bother you all with every drawing.
When the second period, which I just started, is over will make a new topic.


-floyd

 

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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 04:24:57 pm »

Hey floyd, I never heard how it went and if you got in, but seeing your work looks very neat!

Looks like a very fun education and a whole experience. I'm sure anim8or won't be well known in the professional circuit, but I hope you will use it every once in a while so we can get the best out of the program.

I can already see your work improving in the first semester youre doing the education, so I can't wait to see what else is in store.

Good luck!
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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 04:31:26 pm »

Thanks simon, yes it has been a long time since we chatted.
Ofcourse I will be using anim8or so once in a while, it still is a great program for modeling! And ofcourse I am kind of obligate to join my own challenges at the challenge board ;).

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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 01:34:19 am »

Awesome work, floyd! I'm really considering going to an animation, graphics or whatever college when I'm old enough and go to one. =]

I'm glad you got in, and I can't wait to see more!
Although I don't quite understand the Photoshop class explanation you gave.

Still, great work! Looking forward to seeing more!
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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 05:22:29 am »

Awesome stuff!  Looking good mate.
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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 08:27:45 am »

Thanks you guys!

@3dgeek: For the photoshop classes with had to find a picture of an object, i picked a picture of an AK-47. From scratch and only this picture you had to make 20 pieces of art, using only the tools in photoshop, no filters. ;)

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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 09:25:17 pm »

Great work there!

Man of many talents! :)
Good luck with the course, hope to see you in some professional film credits soon. ;)
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Re: My School Work @ HKU Pt. 1
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 11:38:12 pm »

Don't look back, keep pushing to the end.
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