Week Five begins the first taste of why we are all here. Basic
animation! The assignment this week was to just make a sphere move. Not
to focus on the quality or motion but on how to use the actual controls
for animating. I ended up Animating a snowman which is essentially 3
spheres stacked. I thought I would keep it simple and have him sliding on ice.
I had a lot of fun finally being able to animate in
Maya. It is a very complicated beast. Even working with the
limited experience I can tell the amount of hours (maybe years)
of thought that went into this programs user interface.