Major breakthrough with Maya! Baris (the genius Maya man) has been giving us masters students tutorials in how to use this software. He also came up with a brilliant solution for this dead squid’s movements.
Progress of model with textures (non moving, yet)
Time to play around a bit.
The hardest part was making the body stay reasonably still and not be swept off by the water (just a flat plane). Once I had realised I had done something stupid – combined 2 nCloth objects together before trying to weld transform specific vertex to nothingness etc whatever… Done it properly now and it is looking pretty cool! And much more like the original drawing rather than the model with it’s silly sticking out limbs.
Time to draw a few dozen sheets of papers worth of scribbles to be animated as textures/materials. Aaaaaannd figure out how to key-frame the water and render a dynamic sequence. Quite straight forward now, but even more time consuming with loads of drawing and waiting on renders.