Technical keywords: Auto-desk Maya, Python
Description and purpose:
In an effort to combine my interest in tool development and visual effects - built automated tools in Maya in Python language to make an attractive visual effect
How I made it:
Built direct tools using Maya's Script Editor for creating the objects in space and scripting their movement.
Manufactured tools in Maya corresponding to -
Ordered Selection and Aimed Constraints
Creating run-time user interface for accepting user input
Adding Custom Attributes to a scene
Creating expressions to drive the value of other objects' attributes
Added UV shaders and materials for greater effect.