ENG 6778.01 (Introduction to Graduate Study in Film and Film Theory): Art Cinema week! This week we covered the works of directors Agnes Varda and Michelangelo Antonioni in their workings of Art Cinema film.
GRA (Graduate Research Assistant): This week for my GRA hours, I am continuing working on the first responder project. Here, after many trials/errors, the Byrne rig is finally getting to be correctly rigged for Maya and Unity. I'm continuing to paint skin weights, but this week I was finally able to work with the finalized skin textures and poses. Below is video work of getting at the poses and phonemes. More adjustments, especially around the mouth area is where I will be focusing to get smooth deformations, along with the upper eyelids (which currently have no weight on them). These weights are vitally important because we are hoping to copy them onto the other Fuse characters we plan on having in the project for animation.