A workshop i attended that pertained to computer animation was the senior lighting workshop. I recently went in to the workshop after hearing about something called mental ray from watching some of my fellow classmates utilize that function extremely well. I grasped an idea of what it can do and that there were probably many different things that the seniors already know about. After going to the workshop a senior helped me understand more about what mental ray was then he showed us steps into adding that function onto our mayas. I‘m not going to blame him at all, he attempted to help us, but he was unfamiliar with the 2012 model of maya and the download of mental ray couldn’t start. The flaw of this workshop was just his lack of familiarity of the 2012 models of maya and teaching us things we already know like the effects of different lighting. The seniors gave us their ways of doing lighting and most of the things were too complicated or too fast to catch up.
January 22 though February 28th the exhibit ”An Exhibit Space to You”, Architecture Exhibit was on display at The Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery. The exhibit was all new students work. Professor Carlo instructed his students to work within 2ft by 2ft cube to capture texture in a new computer software called “Rivet”. The students designed their ideal work space. After they created their ideal workspace they created the work space out of woods, papers, metals, and concrete.
This gallery related to my major because its a three-dimensional design that is made out of materials that we use in our three-dimensional design class. The projects opened my eyes to how different materials could be used to make a sculpture.
For my self portrait I chose to to do Andy Warhol Pop art style. I had originally started on a single page sheet for practice with different color combinations. This came in handy when it was time to do the final design for the 4 panel self portrait. With Andy Warhol, he likes to keep his work very sharp with the way he keeps his lines and color shapes crisp and clean. When he alters a picture he favors the comic book style of pop art, using only reds, blues, and yellows. With this technic I used this and some color combinations by mixing some of the complimentary colors. In most of Andy Warhol’s pop art portraits, I’ve notice he likes to keep most of his backgrounds solid. He never wants the background to be elaborated because he feels this would distract the viewer from the focus of the figure itself. Why I chose Warhol was because of his interesting style towards pop art. Over all this project was exciting and enciteful into finding out more about how far my talents have come.