After a discussion with Lydia I feel that this project has been a very big learning curve. I think the only thing we needed was a leader. Someone to take charge and make the decisions. I feel this term we have been treading on too many egg shells and trying to make everybody happy and the result was a loss of time. Time that was crucial in the development of this project. It was a shame as I found towards the end of this project I just lost motivation as I knew we did not have to time we needed to get the finish that i had in my head.
Though the final piece was not what I wanted, I think it looks fine, and shows off a lot of the hard work in the animating and modeling we put into the piece. I feel this project has taught me so much in all aspects of the production. I feel I have learnt so much more about the process of modeling and using other tools in maya to get the desired affect, such as deformers and duplication. I also learnt how to texture. And this i am really very proud of as the whole process daunted me from last term when i experimented with the 3d paint tool.
Looking back I think our time management could have been improved severely. Yes we lost 3 weeks due to weather but it's not really an excuse. I also think our group dynamic should have been more organized and I feel sorry for the compromises we have had to make in our work over both projects to get this done.
Overall I enjoyed the project, even though it was very stressful and the final outcome wasn't what any of us had in mind. But I do think I've developed my skills and Im very happy about that. I am also glad that working in a group this term was my chance to show that I do work well in a team as the last time in 1st year completely fell to bits.
So now this is the end, and I want to say thank you to my team mates, and for all the help of the tutors.
I'll leave you with this final quote, "You can't polish a Turd!"