RenderMan | Maya
About the Project:
The goal of this project was to create a popup book scene in Maya using Pixar's RenderMan.
I went to Japan during the summer of 2018 and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. There was so much culture and many iconic aspects. I wanted to create a project inspired by the beauty and grace that I experienced in Japan.
I challenged myself to create an animation sequence that was reminiscent of the nature of Japan. I also incorporated a mood change within the room from night to day.
I am responsible for all aspects of this project.
The biggest challenge I faced was animating the lights in the cherry blossom trees. At first, I animated them individually, but later I created a script to select the lights and make them flicker randomly.
Here is the final rendered video