Some Assembly Required
This project comes from an animated short I made when I was moving away from XSI and trying to learn Maya. The short was less than amazing, but I did learn a fair bit about Maya, so it helped in its own way
Now that I have a few years under my belt when it comes to Maya I wanted to reattempt the idea. I don't have as much down time as I used to, so redoing the short as a whole seemed a little too time consuming for my liking.
I re-purposed the idea as a little vignette, a small scale diorama of the larger animation. It allows me more time to indulge the sides of 3D design that I really enjoy, modeling and rigging. So without further delay, enjoy some assembly required!
As you can see my little robot friend here is in the process of updating themselves. From a nice new arm upgrade to a complete software upgrade via their handy computer.
The design of the robot went through some iterations as I couldn't get the level of details right. First it would be too many, then not enough. I have a hard time finding a nice balance. Thankfully though I think I managed a fine level in the scene.