IDEA 1Object: KeysWhy: For my first idea I plan to animate a set of keys. My reason for this is keys are usually connected by a ring. This ring will represent the body of my animation, and each of the keys will represent a limb, for example an arm or leg. This means that there will be four keys on this ring; to represent two legs and two arms. Then, a key ring of some sort will represent the head of my animation. The reason why I chose keys on a ring for this particular animation is because keys on a ring have a very obvious and clear pivot point where the ring goes through each key. This means that my animation could theoretically stand up right like a human, and possibly walk (probably not very well).
IDEA 2Object: Chain/NecklaceWhy: For my second idea I have decided to create and/or animate a necklace which is on my desk at home. This could be created quite easily as it is fundamentally a rather long wire, with beads on it. So it could be made up of a very long thin cylinder (the wire) going though spheres (beads). In order to animate this necklace, I could imitate the movements of a snake moving on the ground in my animation. At the moment I am unsure as to how this snake-like necklace can interact with the keys I plan on animating. However, as the chain represents a snake and the keys represent a human, I believe there is some potential as some form of action or chasing sequence.
IDEA 3Object: Cologne bottleWhy: For my third object I have decided to model a bottle of the popular cologne by Paco Rabanne called 1 Million. My reason for this decision is the cologne is on the same desk at home which I have the previously chosen to animate. I think that this bottle has an interesting shape which can be replicated through the use of primitive shapes in Maya. However the bottle has an engraved logo on the front which my be difficult to recreate when modeling in 3D. The reason why I decided not to animate this bottle is because it does not have any pivot points or attachments which could move.
IDEA 4Object: PS VitaWhy: For my fourth object I have decided to model a PS Vita. My reason for this decision is the PS Vita is on the same desk at home which I have the previously chosen to animate and model. I think that this console has an interesting shape which can be replicated through the use of primitive shapes in Maya. It has numerous buttons, knobs and lines in the design which could be a challenge to get perfectly, but I think it is definitely something which is achievable.
IDEA 5Object: DeskWhy: For my fifth object I have decided to model my desk at home. My reason for this decision is that my desk is what all the other objects which I will model are on.
OTHER ITEMS- Items which may also become quite useful to have are a phone (blackberry), the plastic tile which is on my desk, furniture in my room (for example, a bed, a chair and drawers) and a Macbook Pro.- I may see if I can use objects which other people have made in my animation, for example a bed and/or the Macbook Pro.- Also, the background is an aspect which needs to be designed, but this may not be very difficult because of the simple shape/structure of my room.
RESEARCH- The objects I chose are very straight forward as there are not many variations of each item. For example, there is only one model of PS Vita and most necklaces look the same (a wire and beads). However there are many variations of desks, and different styles of cologne bottles which I researched and found.