God I wish I could post what I'm doing at work. I'm doing all this animation and I can't show any of it off! Hence why I'm just putting pictures on from the net.
I finished my first animation last week. It was a big one! It took me forever and I'm not really happy with it, but time stops for no man. It's not yet working in-game, and I haven't started to deal with that yet. I have started my second scene though, which is a lot more straightforward and proving to be more fun as a consequence. It's a small sequence that happens just before a boss fight between Batman, Robin and Poison Ivy. Well, Poison Ivy riding atop a large venus flytrap monster (kinda like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors).
My friend from my last job, called Franco, is in a similar position to that which I was in before starting at Traveller's Tales. He's trying to get into animation as a career, but he has the advantage of having an animation degree. Anyway, he has learned using XSI, but wants to learn Maya, so I put together a very brief introduction to the program in pdf form, which I thought I'd share with the world! It is simply intended to make Maya look a little less daunting and explain where all the animation tools are. I guess it assumes the reader has some knowledge of the process of 3D animation, and definitely assumes that they will look into each of the subjects more thoroughly elsewhere. I wanted to share it because I think I would have found such a document quite helpful when I first started using Maya. Until I have found the time to integrate it into my website, you can get the pdf here. Click to read or right-click to download. I'd appreciate any feedback on whether it's at all useful to anyone!