BUT FIRST, ROCK CLIMBING
Yay for rock climbing after work! On Thursday we went as a group straight from the lab and had a grand time. Below is a shot of Emanuel (…harder than it looks!)
This might sound crazy, but I’m enjoying SolidWorks much more than free form modeling in Maya. I think it has a lot to do with how each class is being taught (plus, there’s so much satisfaction in knowing that something works). The screens are difficult to read and for Maya there were no live demos. At night I was going back to basic tutorials so that I wouldn’t be as frustrated the next day. With SolidWorks, Alex (the in-house 3D modeling and printing guru) is focusing a lot on theory and problem solving that is not specific to the program (which I appreciate!). But he’s also making sure to point out little details and common mistakes so that we can avoid unnecessary frustration (things that might be looked over in many tutorials). Here’s some of what I’ve done in SolidWorks so far:
Day One: Basic Controls + Revolving and Sweeping Tutorials
Day Two: Assembly of parts provided by Alex
Now for the weekend. I’m definitely ready for a break.