The goal of this module was to teach us how to work with different animation software, starting with Maya. The first main assignment involved the basics of modelling while using lights effectively followed by rendering. My group and I were tasked with creating a floating city based on an actual city. Good team-work and communication was essential and I believe we achieved that. I enjoyed this challenge as it helped with my learning. I found the biggest challenge to be time management and I feel that this was an essential skill to develop for the working world.
The second assignment required me to model a face of another student. I found this task surprisingly difficult as I did not anticipate the amount of things that could go wrong. I explored many different ways to approach the task and eventually found the way that worked for me. This task forced me to explore therefore I learned key skills for my future development.
Having very little digital experience I greatly valued this module. I feel like my abilities have greatly enhanced and I am now much more confident with animation software. Our lecturer Alec was very helpful and approachable. Alec gave each student plenty of one-to-one time which helped ensure that we all knew what we were doing.