The website [url removed, login to view] contains a number of 3D scenes as part of a lighting challenge. This assignment is based on Challenge #22 The Carnival. However, rather than download the scene from the website, you should download and unzip The Carnival project folder from Blackboard. This contains the same scene The website [url removed, login to view] contains a number of 3D scenes as part of a lighting challenge. This assignment is based on Challenge #22 The Carnival. This contains the same scene but it has been slightly modified for the purpose of this assignment.
Your task is to use Maya to create a short animated film using this scene as your starting point.
Your animation must be at least 20 seconds long excluding any title sequence or fades. It can be longer but no extra credit will be given for this.
You may add to or remove elements from the scene as you see fit although, of course, you must not do this to the extent that you change the Carnival/Fair Ground theme.
You may also reposition and scale objects as you wish.
You may also add objects or alter textures as required.
You should submit the following:
o Your complete Maya Project file including all default directories and all necessary files, but excluding the full set of 500 rendered images used to create your animation.
o A series of FIVE rendered JPEG images taken at regular intervals through your animation.
o Your finished animation (720 x 576 pixels at 25 frames per second) and saved as an MPEG-2 file.
The purpose of this is in the following areas:
• to create and present a storyboard
• to enhance an existing scene through appropriate modification of models and/or textures
• to apply appropriate lighting to a 3D scene such that it is technically correct and conveys a particular mood
• to employ keyframing techniques to produce animation
• to employ path following techniques to produce animation
• to make appropriate and correct use of driven keys
• to apply Lasseter’s Principles of Animation
• to assemble animation frames into an appropriate video file format
• to edit and add an appropriate audio track to your animation
• to compose and composite title credits with an animation
• to correctly follow the assignment brief in relation to the submission format requirements
• to provide a concise yet informative and correctly structured account of the production process
• to critically evaluate your own work
• to met an assignment deadline