So, for one of my coursework modules I am studying 3ds max. Exciting right? Yup, but also fantastically frustrating and difficult. For my project I’ve decided to model the creation of an origami bird from a flat piece of paper. Sounds pretty simple? Nope. I’ve been fighting with this for weeks. Finally, yesterday I had a breakthrough. I managed to model a paper airplane! True, it took me 2 hours of following a 2 minute tutorial, but I did it! AND I animated it! It’s hard to describe just how good this made me feel.
It doesn’t look like much but this is my creation:
And I am a very proud mother.
I then managed to replace the lined paper texture with a video which was pretty awesome! But unfortunately I don’t have a video of that to show you
One of the projects I’ve been working on is an online sweet shop. Mmmm sweets. So, for the website I needed to integrate e-commerce stuff such as payment, product details etc. I figured the easiest way to build a site like this was to use WordPress – it also means that I can teach the owner how to add products etc themselves when they’re ready.
It’s been a tough but exciting challenge working with WordPress and WooCommerce but yesterday we were finally ready to release phase 1 of the website! Eeeek! (I say ready, realistically it needed to be up today and so I manically worked on it till it was at a point we were happy enough to work with…)
Anyway, here it is: Sweet Deliveries
I had a bit of a nightmare attempting to migrate the site from the subdomain I was building it in to the root of the site but after a few panics and a couple of heart stopping moments, I managed to sort it out.
It’s still work in progress so please leave any feedback and let me know of any glitches!
This past week I have been beavering away on a new piece of coursework – ‘to develop a fully automated, interactive, web-based e-mail client using Ajax’.
So I have had to go back over it and redo pretty much all of it. I’m about where I had got to on Tuesday when I discovered the terrible truth of doing it wrong. I will update the blog shortly with my progress and the link to a hopefully working automated email client (using Ajax!!). For now I shall leave you with the joyous image of me struggling to figure out what on earth I am doing with my life trying to redo my coursework…
Major learning point – it was very lucky I had made an early start on this and shown my teacher otherwise I would have gone on Christmas break and built it, only to not get the marks for a working email client.