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I’m not even ashamed to say that I woke up the entire house to get someone else to deal with this.

I knew there was something in my room because I had sticky notes on my wall and they were rustling so I got up and turned my light on and found that thing.

So I took a photo so that everyone would know I was not exaggerating it’s size and that it existed before going in search of someone to get rid of it- just in case they dropped it.

Backboard 2

I decided to make a backboard for the bottom vivarium, rather than the plastic sheet currently on it.




I discovered, when I was putting the backboard into place, that i had managed to measure the placement of the bottom vent incorrectly and instead had to put the vent behind the wood. That being said, the top vent was a perfect fit and helps to pin the board to the back of the vivarium without the need for any adhesives.

Halloween Tutorial

I did this little Maya Tutorial, it was pretty fun.

Tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKY0hV1Sa7w&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMX2C9aGrq7W7BTexycyyokV


Added stencils moving :https://youtu.be/9jJcmuNPOH4

Error videos:

I had parented pumpkin 1 to spinning disc 2 and vice versa: https://youtu.be/NEIHWt4FNAM

I think this was because I hadn’t placed the pumpkins https://youtu.be/lAqD0tKLgoQ



Maya Learning Channel. (2014). Creating an animated pumpkin carving.Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKY0hV1Sa7w&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMX2C9aGrq7W7BTexycyyokV. Last accessed 22nd Aug 2015.

Boxing Glove Model

I revisited my boxing glove and it turned out far better this time.

I started off using a deforming lattice, then modelled the thumb and curved part of the glove.

First attempt: https://nataliehcole.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/i-cant-take-it-anymore/

Boxing Glove Research


Autodesk. (2014). Create Deformers > Lattice. Available: http://download.autodesk.com/global/docs/maya2014/en_us/index.html?url=files/Create_Deformers__Lattice.htm,topicNumber=d30e359024. Last accessed 12th Aug 2015.

Hermes, M. (2014). Maya Tutorial for Beginners – Lattice Deformer.Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jviQSB6quJY. Last accessed 12th Aug 2015.