And some practice with a simple Pixar Luxo Jr. lamp character. I loved acting with this guy. Pole vector was a bit glitchy, but this is only the beginning.
Fair warning, the last part of this clip has balls performing to music. Also, these are just playblasts - we're not in this for the rendering...
I'm really starting to like Maya and it's technical approach and its many different possible ways of doing thing; it IS an acquired taste.
Physics become harder to portray properly and convincingly, but at least the model is consistent by itself now.
These two weeks have been very fun, even if a bit frightening. Maya is not the most intuitive thing - but it IS very powerful and versatile.