Your mission in this project is to produce an animation.
The animation should be 5-15 secs. long, and involves the ongoing adventures of Master Pai, the founder of the well-rounded martial art of Paikido and Master Lai, the founder of the truthless art of Laikido. They belong to a line of great martial artists all who have created their own trademark stlyes... Master Chai, the tea drinking Zen fighter, Master Tot Lee Hai, the founder of the smoking art of Haikido, Master Lee Van Lay Dai, the dark founder of the deadly martial art of Daikido. They were all of course originally disciples of Grandmaster Wai, the grand founder of the questionable martial art of Waikido and constantly out to outdo each other in ongoing battles of Pai vs. Lai.
A simple single webpage should serve as your storyboard, animatic, character development and general catch all of the things that go towards the creation of your animation.
You should use Maya. This is assignment is to help you with the learning the workings of a commercial animation system and make you familiar with existing tools in Maya. You must build everything from scratch using the tools in Maya. The basic character of Master Pai has been provided to you here. You are encouraged to use scripts of plugins to simplify parts of the modeling, animation or rendering, wherever possible. Try and be as creative and artistic as you can. Use any compositing software of your choice to add in titles, sound and other effects (Adobe Premiere is available on DGP machines).
Deadline: The assignment is due March 1st. i.e. you must make an appointment and show me your animation.
Basic Master Pai character file: masterPaiPlain.mb (designed by Alexis Angelidis)
Sample Pai Lai animations...
Priscilla N. Spencer, Matthew P. Kuruc
Kyle Mcginnis, Nicholas Lupinetti, Fatima Boujarwah
Jen Pan, Won Dong
Mark Henderson, Jeff Wajcs, Matt Vucurevich