For the last 5 weeks I've been lucky enough to be given work experience with the Audio Visual company called Butch Auntie.
This company creates bespoke visual projections for anything from a private party up to huge public events. They create VJ (Visual Jockey) sets for music artists that are then projected to match their set-list, as well as mapping projections to fit the grandest to the smallest buildings.
It's been the most enlightening experience as well as one of the scariest. For the first 4 weeks I was tasked with creating flowing cloth and sparkling fireworks, which was great fun and I managed to get them done to a nice standard too.
The final week has been intense but for privacy reasons I can't discuss what I was up to, except that I used past skills as well as learning a lot of new ones.
I've learnt so much about dynamics in Maya and I've had a great first hand account of a part of the industry I may never have considered before. It was really busy and intense but I learnt a lot and the people we've worked with have been fantastic. Super helpful and really welcoming, which is great when you're as anxious as I am.
There's still a day or so to go, but all I can say is hopefully there'll be no more last minute hiccups and it's been a really amazing experience, that I was very fortunate to be given.
I've been playing around with ncloth and the rendering and tests have taken a lot longer than I thought they would. Plus my software's being a bugger, but it'll be fine. It's jerky as I renderred it in two lots, and it still isn't all of it, but here's what I have so far:
I really like the satin look the fabric has and I'm relaly looking forward to playing around with the colours and gettnig the whole 200 frames rendered tonight. Exciting times though! :D