Monday, 28 April 2014

Glass smash: Solution!

After trying different methods to get exactly what I wanted from this glass smash, I decided to individually animate each shattered piece, here is an example playblast of the first animated glass smash. Literally one piece.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

@ANYONE: MAYA -- Getting the sphere to stay still/ break onto solid ground.

I have been practising with broken glass and found a method that works pretty well, but.. when I make the breakable glass out of a plane, it works really well, but once I try on a different shape, instead of staying still, the sphere completely falls to pieces, not what I want.

Video 1 is what I created using an 'nCloth' and an 'nCache', while the sphere has a 'Passive collider' and this was the result, which I like

Practising broken glass from Lisa Huntley on Vimeo.

Video 2 I done the exact same thing but to a sphere rather than a plain, but the whole sphere collapses... could any one tell me why this is?

playblast from Lisa Huntley on Vimeo.

If not.. I have another idea which could still work but still don't know how to do, the other way was to let the sphere collapse but onto a solid floor rather than just into the air, so how can I tell the broken shards that there is a hard floor below them and to not go through it?

Monday, 7 April 2014

Artists Toolkit: Life Drawing

I must say, I really enjoy doing the long drawing, this last one was 45 minutes, I took my time and tried to make sure every line was correct, I feel I am improving better with these long images than the quick ones. :) I was also advised to try doing heads, as I leave them out, or just indicate where the chin is, but on the quick three minute drawings and the long drawing I decided to give it a go, I do think it looks better with a head.