Maya Comic Project

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An assignment for LCC 2730 Constructing the Moving Image.

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  • Hugo’s talent for fixing things captures the attention of a toy shop owner who employs him.
  • Objects such as clockworks and gears that make up automata can be sketched and even built using a 3D modeling program like Maya.
  • A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together...in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. These can all be re-created in Maya 3D. If you’re new to Maya try to keep your objects simple to start.
  • Maya Comic Project

    1. 1. Maya Comic ProjectLCC 2730 Constructing the Moving ImageSpring 2011Nettrice R. Gaskins
    2. 2. Theme: ExperienceExperience as a general conceptcomprises knowledge of or skill in orobservation of some thing or someevent gained through involvement inor exposure to that thing or event.In the film, Hugo, a boy has a brokenautomaton, a mechanical figuremade out of very complicatedclockworks that can write on paper.This figure inspires in Hugo Cabret apassion for fixing things. By tinkeringwith the automaton and otherdevices Hugo gains experience.
    3. 3. ResearchOne of the main inspirations the book the film was based on is Edison’s Eve:A Magical Quest for Mechanical Life by an author named Gaby Wood.Wood had an entire chapter about Georges Méliès in her book becauseMéliès owned a collection of automata. The mechanical figures had beenbuilt years earlier by a magician and clockmaker named Jean-RobertHoudin (the magician who Harry Houdini named himself after).
    4. 4. The AssignmentCreate at least three texturedobjects in Maya; theme: Things I’veLearned in My Life SoFar/Experience.This series of objects should havesome personal meaning andrepresent the knowledge you havegained through your involvement inor exposure to a specific thing orevent.

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