Here is shot 2 for the Alien Abduction short [a project from 3DBuzz. So far this is still kind of rough and I'm trying to continue to wrestle with the Graph Editor in Maya to sort out the following:
- How to make a more fluid and lively suck up of the beach ball [I know...doesn't look like it without the textures, lights, etc. in this Playblast].
- Need to tweak out the spin when the alien launches the tractor beam.
- When the ball goes into the cockpit and causes the alien to lose control of the ship I need to work on smoothing out the rotations a tad so they aren't quite so choppy looking...subtle stuff.
Any feedback is most welcome for any other problem areas thus far.