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Dana Sterling

USA,  Orlando Full Sail University,  Computer Animation Bachelor of Science,  March 06, 2015
As for myself, I am a recent graduate of the Computer Animation degree program at Full Sail University. As for my project, this was a class exercise where we were to use the rigid bodies feature of Maya and create a Rube-Goldberg machine type of animation. What is unique about this animation is that I used only a single gravity field and no other tweaks that would affect the actions of the moving rigid bodies. The entire 1500 frame sequence was baked out in a single pass with no errors, the roulette wheel was spinning the entire time, and the final marble miraculously landed on the only green space on the wheel, all without any inputs from me and totally dependent on the single gravity field that was used. I hope you enjoy it!
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Matchmove
  • Matte Painting
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Rotoscoping
  • Houdini
  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Zbrush
  • Student of the Year
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  • April 08, 2015
This is a demonstration of the rigid bodies feature of Maya 2014. In this 1800 frame example, I let Maya physics control the motion of all the rigid bodies. Only a single gravity field was used and no other tweaks were applied. Enjoy!

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