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Well, after two and a half days on Maya, I kinda know how to texture...more or less.  The exercise today involved us being given a template then, creating our own texture/boxman to go around cubes.  Seamlessly.  We first start out with one cube for the first exercise.  Afterwards we were then provided a Maya file with the whole character.  I found it a lot of fun.  I did all the drawing/ texturing in Flash.  Wacoms are not provided at school and drawing in photoshop with a mouse is a pain so as soon as I found out they had Flash...that's all she wrote.  This is good anyway as I do most of my animate-able character designs in Flash and this will be applicable to a few animation ideas I have in the future.   I am barely touching the surface of Maya yet but I will get there.  It will be good to go through some tutorials on my own before class next week.  We shall see how we go.

I am still working on my first school of fish painting.  It's taking a while I must admit.  The aim is to get it done today and scanned at Officeworks for a print run the next day.  I am hoping that everything goes well and that there are no delays come Sunday morning for printing.

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