Will we ever get an update in ITYTD or can I just give up on that?
I haven’t given up working on it, but I have had a lot of set backs because of the things going on in my transition through my last semester of grad school. I’ve had difficulty addressing asks I get like this, because I don’t think that my saying something will happen gives any validation to you or anyone that is curious about it.
However, I think that you should do what you think is best. If you don’t want to keep waiting, I don’t blame you. I have made no actions that could indicate clearly to you that I will update any time soon, even if that is an intention I have. I’m sorry if I have wasted your time or made you feel angry towards me for not updating. I don’t harbor any resentment towards anyone that has given up on my story, considering it has always been a work in progress. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and ask; I’m sorry if this is not a satisfactory answer.
hey heebee! I was thinking about learning how to us autodesk maya and was wondering if there is any literature you can recommend that offers step by step instruction on how to create, rig and set up different things. Thanks
Ah…! Rigging is probably going to be a very challenging task for someone that is just starting out. You’ll want to understand the interface of Maya first before you take that step (plus applying a rig is a little difficult to do, especially if you need to paint weights).
The first thing you’ll want to do is learn how to navigate the 3D environment, but my recommendation for you will be difficult without knowing your Operating System. I use Mac, myself, but I’m very familiar with the Windows set up.
Once you understand navigation, you’ll want to make a Model first, understand that set up, and then you can move on to rigging/blend shapes/basic animation.
One of my first professors from my undergrad has website (EDIT: this information is probably too complex because it’s the second Maya class he teaches and his page for the other class is offline):
But mind you, it’s not exactly very easy to follow. I will find you a better tutorial. If not, come by sometime next week and ask me to do a live stream. I’ll be in a new apartment then with better internet.
it's your birthday heebee?? well, happy birthday, you beautiful person!!! you will not believe how much you have helped me with your beautiful story and your wonderful writing!!! hope you have an amazing day!! i don't want to sound li e a broken record, but is there any chance that we might get an update soon? you will not believe this, but this morning i once more started reading ityhtd for the 100th time, and that made me come to your blog :)))) and it turns out it's your birthday!!! :)))
It was! Sorry I took so long to respond…!! Thank you!
I’m sure I’ll find some time over the next few weeks to make some headway and I will keep you guys posted if I make progress. Finally got some sleep last night. >w<