Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Experimenting in Maya
Today hasn't been the most productive day.
Stuck for ideas, I decided to use Maya to create some basic interior sets.
My starting idea was to use a mirror as a way of spying into a room, not quite getting the full picture or the room.
I was then thinking about what might be happening in these spaces. My first thought was of a group of people, possibly a family gathering of some kind in the room. with the mirror only revealing small portion of it. I was then thinking of using shadows, cast onto a wall as I wouldn't be modeling people in the scene. this resulted in few more tests shown here. (the pillars are substitutes for people in these tests)
Going back to the original scene, I realised that the mirror wasn't showing much more of the room than what was already shown through the door.
So I moved the whole wall back to see if it worked any better. It didn't.
My final change was moving the mirror to the other wall so it could reflect another something else. In this case, a window.
This image looks OK but I feel the mirror has lost its purpose now as it isn't really spying into a room but actually out of a window. I want the viewer to feel separated from whats going on in the scene, like they are missing out on something.
I'm wondering whether or not to scrap the whole mirror idea, although I liked the idea I donut think I've been able to get it to work very well.
Please someone tell me that I haven't been investigating a dead end.
I would have hoped to have a more finalised idea by now.