We had our second lesson on Maya today and it’s already getting more difficult. Today Conann showed us show to create three spheres one for the sun, one for the earth and one for the moon. He then showed us how to create a hierarchy by parenting the spheres which means that whatever a particular object does another will copy exactly (like a parent/child). He showed us how to the have the earth rotate around the sun and the moon rotate around the sun. It was so interesting but quite tricky to do!

For our homework Conann asked us to create three different types of ball:

  • Bowling Ball
  • Tennis Ball
  • Super ball/ Bouncy Ball

I was so confused at first.. I tried looking back at my notes and couldn’t work out how to do it; but after watching some YouTube tutorials it started to sink in.

Here is my first attempt at making a bowling ball:

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Here is my first attempt at making a tennis ball, I used a cube then reshaped it in order to divide the plane to act as a net:

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Here is my super ball/bouncy ball:

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