"[Maya is] ... used by artists working in visual effects, game
Communications technology students have been working hard in Autodesk Maya doing foundational exercises in animation and modelling. Students working with the software for the first time participated in a variety of lessons leading up to a large solar system animation project, and more experienced students have been working with dynamics and nCloth systems in addition to pushing the boundaries of their animation skills.
We are fast approaching the time for large scale animation projects, and I am very excited to see what the students come up with in their project proposals over the next few days. Once their proposal is approved, a focused and organized planning process then takes place before production begins.
Highwood is planning on taking students once again to compete in 3D animation at Provincial Skills in the second semester. For the past 3 years HIghwood's animation teams have placed in the top 5 provincially and we're very excited to participate in the competition again!