ANIMAL SKIN TEXTURING SYSTEM FOR MAYA

 
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::: WHAT'S NEW ::: PROJECT INTRODUCTION

:: 14.04.2003

Yup, the project ends just as scheduled, I will put up the source codes as soon as possible. Meanwhile you may download the presentation here.

:: 15.12.2002

Due to time constraints, I stop updating the webpage. I'll put up the demos, source codes, and documentations at the end of the project.

:: 11-15.11.2002

Study the Clonal Mosaic Model for animal pattern formation proposed by Marcelo Walter.

Filter out requirements to implement this model in Maya.

:: 16-27.09.2002

Reading up a report on Mammal coat patterns generation using Cell Division Model by Marcelo Walter (1996).

Experimenting with Voronoi diagram and natural patterns generation using Reaction-Diffusion model.

Studying RenderMan and its shading language.

:: 16.09.2002

Experimenting with Maya shader examples.

Updating tutorials on Maya & Maya API.

INTRODUCTION

Creating realistic models of digital humans and other animals with computer graphics has become an exciting challenge for 3D artists and experts. The hardness relies not only on the modeling of the animals, but also on the shading of animal skins, to make it appear natural on the human eye. Maya(R) is one of the 3D software packages for digital content creators, producing world-class games, 3D animation, and visual effects [3]. Creating and modeling of human and animal characters in Maya(R) have been as comfortable as ever seen. To some certain extents, itís desirable to have a sub system in the form of Maya Plug-in, which allows to control over the shading of digital characters interactively to reduce scripting time and enhance productivity.

OBJECTIVE

The master objective of this project is to develop an Animal Skin Texturing System (ASTS), which is a Maya(R) Plug-in to provide intuitive, controllable, and "easy of use" animal skin shaders library in order to assist Maya(R) artists in producing animal characters for gaming and film productions.

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