Name: Mike C
Program: 3D Studio Max 8
SKILLS: Storyboarding, modeling & animation (camera)
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO: Storyboard and animate
I’ve been working with 3D Studio Max since late 2005, though it’s not my primary task so I only use the tool about four or so hours a week. My primary work is designing and developing CBT’s. This includes, storyboarding (in MS Word), creating graphics and animations, voice narrations, and a prototype in Flash,PhotoShop, and 3D Max.
My first animation was a camera panning down from above 'til it was level with some text. Some of the text faded out, then the rest merged together. This faded out and another set faded in. The camera moved forward until it was through the text. Then the camera was ‘in orbit’ around earth, moving and panning, the sun and moon passing by, until it was on the light side facing the planet where it stopped. There were hundreds of other models that faded in, in batches. These formed letters on the surface.
I haven’t done a great deal of modeling or animating the models outside of fairly simple movements. I’ve used some lighting effects (glow, star, ring, and such) to create stars and suns. And I’ve started working on a new earth (three layers and some intricate texturing) that will be used in the new splash screen.