Please do the following:
1. Put your entire Project folder (not just .mb files) onto a DVD or CD.
2. Make sure that ALL your textures are in that folder, and that your mb files know where to find them; otherwise, when I open your project it will appear that you didn’t put textures on your models.
This is important: When you create a file texture or a bump map, or pull in a file to be used in Maya for any purpose, you must read the file in from somewhere in your Project folder – not from your desktop or your pictures folder, for example.
3. Before you put your Project folder on the disk, please remove all renderings; this will make your Project folder nice and small.
4. Put your movie on the DVD. Please make sure it is playable by the free Apple Quicktime player or the free VLC video player:
Also, please create either an mov or avi video.
5. Make sure your video is no more than a gigabyte in size. If you need help compressing it, let me know.
6. Remember that an audio track is required.
7. Put your name on the DVD or CD and put the disk in some sort of a protective case. I don’t want them to get scratched and cause me to not be able to read them.
8. For the first 10 or 15 seconds of the video, have it clearly display your name, the semester, and the course, such as:
Joe Jones, Advanced Animation, Spring 2013.
9. Very important: Make the render settings meet the following guidelines:
Use at least 1280 by 960 pixels per frame.
Use a high setting for anti-aliasing.
Make sure you have appropriate shadows and take care with transparent materials – it can take a bit of work to get these looking nice.
10. Finally, please look at the two sets of slides I posted earlier in the blog at the beginning of the semester and make sure you have met the requirements for the class project.
Remember: there is no need to create a playable video DVD. Just create a data DVD.