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Animation Using Autodesk Maya

Team Members : Ashish Kumar (1101482708) Akanksha Ahuja (1511482708) Surbhi Mittlal (1531482708) Vasudha Monga (1541482708) Mentor : Mr. Yogesh Sharma

To make a 3D Animation movie using Autodesk Maya.

What is computer animation?

Simplest way to break it down is into the categories of 2D and 3D animation. 2D animation is rendered in a 2D space Cartoons on the TV 3D animation is rendered in a virtual threedimensional space Uses polygon structures Main application in movies and video games

2D Animation
Created and edited on the computer using 2D bitmap graphics Includes automated computerized versions of traditional animation techniques 3 main types of computer animations:
Analog computer animation Flash animation PowerPoint animation

3D Animation
Creation of moving pictures in a threedimensional digital environment Sequencing consecutive images, or "frames", that simulate motion Eye can be "fooled" into perceiving motion Rate of 24 frames per second or faster

What is Autodesk Maya?

3D computer graphics software runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows developed by Alias Systems Corporation currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. An application used to generate 3D assets for use in film, television, game development and architecture.

How does it work?

Users define a virtual workspace (scene) to implement and edit media that can be saved in a variety of formats, the default being .mb (Maya Binary) Exposes a node graph architecture Visual representation of a scene is based entirely on a network of interconnecting nodes, depending on each nodes attributes and customization Networks are dependent and viewed through DIRECTED ACYCLIC GRAPHS

Maya Embedded Language (MEL)

Cross platform scripting language Customize the core functionality of the software with tools and commands used are written in it User interaction is recorded in MEL, allowing inexperienced users to implement subroutines

1. Unbeatable Value

provides full featured 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering feature set matchmoving capabilities and high dynamic range compositing a 3D tool of choice for companies producing leading film, games, and television

2. Proven Solution

3. Productivity

4. Performance

optimized workflows for everyday tasks, opportunities for collaborative, parallel workflows and re-use of assets, and automation
Uses combination of multi-threading, algorithmic tuning, sophisticated memory management, and tools engineered to elegantly handle increasingly complex data sets

5. Interoperability
Supports exchange of 3D data with numerous professional applications Allows assets created outside of Maya to be reused

6. Extensibility :
offers Python scripting language, and an extensive, well-documented C++ application programming interface (API) has a software development kit (SDK) to help assist studios with pipeline integration.

Graphics are aesthetically appealing, attentionattracting, knowledge imparting, thereby, fulfilling a cognitive role. Providing an analogical visualization to facilitate mental model construction Multimedia (Animation in Maya) subject in sixth semester consolidated our interest

Study of Maya, as software and its applications and features Adobe Photoshop in order to texture the models we have created in Autodesk Maya Supports common 3D formats; the new Adjustment and Mask Panels Adobe Premiere is being used to edit the videos faster at later stages of development

Autodesk Maya


Autodesk supports the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms; XP SP3 or later. Is 64-bit under Mac OS X. On Linux, the supported distributions are Red Hat and Fedora, 64-bit.

Hardware Processor Spec Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron processor, AMD Phenom processor OpenGL hardware acceleration 2 GB 4 GB DVD-ROM Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

Video card Memory Hard drive Optical drive Internet browser

Adobe Photoshop

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7 1GB of RAM 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 DVD-ROM drive QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features

Adobe Premiere

Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom II processor; 64-bit support required 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows 7 Min. 2GB of RAM 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed 1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card Adobe-certified GPU card for GPUaccelerated performance Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files