At the beginning of the second semester I could barely use Maya and this module was very useful for me to practise working in 3D. The lectures were very informative, giving me a basic knowledge that I could use while working on the projects, not just for this module. All the new tricks and shortcuts I learnt helped a lot to more or less figure out how Maya works.
During our first assignment for Imaging and Data Visualisation, the Floating City project I had a few setbacks I had to face but beside that I really enjoyed it and I learnt a lot. For our chosen city, Salem, Massachusetts, I had to do a lot of research on the history and culture to get the atmosphere right, but it was all worth it, because thanks to Maggie, our final piece looked really good.
For the second project, the head model, it was refreshing to work on my own. I had mostly negative experience in teamwork this semester, so I was glad when it turned out we didn’t need to work with others. After I had some time to do some research on retopologizing, and to figure out how Mudbox worked it still took a great amount of time to finish it right. I didn’t mind it, I learnt a lot about Maya and the anatomy of the face as well.
All in all I managed to get a better understanding on Maya during the lectures and while working on my own as well. I feel like this was a useful semester and Imaging and Data Visualization gave me a big push towards a better ability to work in 3D.