So Design Discourse, what did I think?
As design discourse was split into different sections, them being Maya and the essay. Originally I was more pointed towards the Maya work and the word essay makes me want to run.
The essay was one of the areas I felt I struggled most, this was simply down to my lack of interest in writing. I found the lectures to be insightful and felt the were full of previously not known information. As a quick summary for the essay section I felt that I could have spent more time on the actual writing of it. In saying this I felt I produced a good essay and was pleased with the final product.
Now on to Maya. What can I say about Maya?
I was looking forward to starting Maya and the tasks ahead. The software section of the module was more my thing. When starting Maya I was off a decent level compared to others who may not have been used much software. Although at the end some in the class were just outstanding in terms of the work they were producing.
The tasks given to us so we would learn the basic principles of animation were fun to do. The arm rig was a favourite of mine. While completing these tasks if problems appeared Alec was always there for support and helped explain things on a personal level rather than to the whole class. This was something I was thankful for. Also I was never stuck with Gianni around and my Maya team were never far.
After completing the tasks set in class I began to experiment with Maya. This was simply bringing in graphic work I had made applying the as textures to simplistic models. Without the classes from Alec I don’t think I would have had the confidence to try out my own thing in Maya. From this I felt my confidence has grown in the subject and I hope to develop and improve my Maya skills in the next semester.