MTV - 10 for 11
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Creative and Post Production by Mainframe (http://www.mainframe.co.uk)
Kit: Maya, Vray, Nuke, After Effects
For this project I had to create a set of tools and a rig that would allow different sized and speakers to be placed randomly across a surface or attached to wires/hairs coming from a surface, have dynamics and allow them to be controlled either by a color map/ramp or by aiming towards another object. Using Python I created a set of tools in Maya to allow this to be possible. These included: distribution of the speakers and implementation of a centred hexagonal and octagonal algorithm for distribution (http://en.wikipedia....exagonal_number), rigging them for animation, organisation of the scene in a clean heirachy, detection and deletion of overlapping speakers.
Below are a few screenshots of the finished tool and some of the code towards it (click to enlarge):
Collision Detection and cleanup
Edited by Chunkified, 20 December 2010 - 12:30 AM.