Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tree Test

Here's a little animation exercise in simplicity. I am trying to play around with different ways to make plants grow using simple techniques in Maya. I have been noticing on Vimeo that there are a lot of animators and filmmakers out there who are making beautiful work using very simple, "low tech" techniques. Don't get me wrong, ornate characters with sophisticated environments and detailed textures can be beautiful too, but these types of projects are often made with much larger teams with substantially larger budgets and time frames than a graduate student living in an apartment can compete with. It's fun to keep it simple and graphic-design oriented and to enjoy the process and avoid the many technical problems and challenges that can frustrate and derail you.

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