8 to 6, Pickup Sticks!

Today we spent the beginning of the morning clearing the parking lot of sticks and branches that blew in from the windstorm last night. As a team, DDA staff cleared it out in a few minutes. I always find it amazing how everyone here can come together to do something, no matter what the task, and get it done so quickly and efficiently.

I’ve been working on water effects in Lightwave for an animation we are doing, and it’s pretty exciting. I’ve figured out not only how to make cool looking water, but how to make it react to an object’s actions using cloth physics. I’m also looking at how to make realistic caustic effects for underwater scenes, and how to incorporate them from within a 3D animation into a real-life scene. It’s exciting stuff, and breaking new ground for stuff I’ve done in Lightwave.