Monday, July 12, 2010
Day 5 (7/12)
Today we spent the majority of the day learning more aspects of Maya. We learned how to use the dynamic setting to create particles. First we made the particles just emit from a set point, then we made them move in a pattern like a circle. Next we set the particles so they would become attracted to another point on the screen. We took that a step farther and made that point an object that the particles could collide with and bounce off or explode on. Learning how to color and animate the particles and their trails was tricky because there are a lot of steps to remember. It was cool seeing the step by step creation of particle figures.