Complex UV Layout in Maya
Over the last couple of years UV layout in Maya has changed for the better. In this course we're going to be taking a look at some of those changes as we UV map an entire character
# 1 01-04-2006 , 03:45 AM
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Ice Age 2

Well I saw Ice Age 2 today, its a good movie i recomend you seeing it. The computer graphics howerver looked to cartoony, and the ice that breaks apart dosnt really look like ice when it is falling and also there wasnt much particles in the whole movie, it kind of dissapointed me. but other wise it is a very good movie, and its pretty funny to. what do you guys think?


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# 2 01-04-2006 , 04:45 PM
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i also watched it today..
scrat was so funny!!!

one thing that didnt make sense was why doesnt snow catch on the animals fur. (could happen anyday...)


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Saw it today too, very nice animation - I especially like the facial expressions on the mammoths.
The wet fur was a very nice effect too.
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yeah i agree on the ice part. i think they used maya 7 for that. because of the water, one question i ordered the orc head dvd am i now a v.i.p?

# 5 05-04-2006 , 05:35 PM
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yea i think you are.

# 6 08-04-2006 , 03:41 PM
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How can something look too Cartoony, if it has a cartoon style. If you have read about Ice Age you'll find its look and style harks back to that of the old Warner Bros cartoon, and Mel Blanc etc...

Its suppose to look like this basically...

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# 7 09-04-2006 , 10:34 PM
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Lol, too cartoony.

It's a "cartoon".


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# 8 12-04-2006 , 09:32 AM
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and also there wasnt much particles in the whole movie

LOL :attn: does there need to be?! would more particles make a better movie? anyways there are probably a lot more than you realise!! user added image

as Jay said.. it's supposed to look cartoony ... it's not shrek user added image

yeah i agree on the ice part. i think they used maya 7 for that. because of the water

I don't think they would use maya water to do the ice. I would think it's pure geometry with renderman shaders on there. I haven't seen the movie but that's what I would expect.

I will see it this week though.

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# 9 12-04-2006 , 05:31 PM
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i thought they were going to use more particles, and in the previews the movie didnt look to cartoony so, i was looking for more details in the graphics.

# 10 13-04-2006 , 12:37 AM
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I haven't seen the movie but I'm going to -eventually. The terrible thing is since I became little familiar with 3d, I am sitting in the cinema going: hey wow how did they do that, mmmm nice shader, that doesn't look realistic enough, more particles please. Before I started with maya I used to relax more and JUST watch...
Even im commercials and features I always try to spot the cg shot and think about it -terrible.:angery:

# 11 13-04-2006 , 03:24 AM
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dont worry i do the same thing

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Originally posted by Pure_Morning
LOL :attn: does there need to be?! would more particles make a better movie? anyways there are probably a lot more than you realise!! user added image

as Jay said.. it's supposed to look cartoony ... it's not shrek user added image



I don't think they would use maya water to do the ice. I would think it's pure geometry with renderman shaders on there. I haven't seen the movie but that's what I would expect.

I will see it this week though.

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... i said the water looked like maya's 7 water not the ice...

# 13 15-04-2006 , 04:58 PM
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i think ice age 2 was made from maya and realflow.


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# 14 15-04-2006 , 05:20 PM
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If you looked the making of ice age 2 then you could see its made with maya.

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and so was Ice Age 1, made in Maya. Maya seems to be the preferred 3d app for movies


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