Curriculum Vitae

As part of the module, we needed to make a new CV,  this is something i’ve never been particularly good at. But after seeing Greg’s presentation, it gave me more of an idea of how i wanted i to create it.

I didn’t want it to be a plain written word document like most CV’s, we are going into a creative industry, but i also didn’t want to make it overly creative and colourful, thus taking away from the professionalism. This is what i came up with…

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The Look

I wanted to keep it crisp and clean without adding in to many ‘mad’ colours. I decided to go with a simple white and grey. I am very into the ‘rose gold’, ‘copper’ look at the moment, and even incorporated it into my business cards. So i decided to bring it into my CV also.

I made four columns, Bio, Education, Employment and Skills.

Bio

With my bio i wanted to keep it short and sweet. I basically used an edited down version of the bio i had written for the Website.

Education 

Education was another thing i wanted to keep short and sweet, i only mentioned education that applied to the career i want to pursue, thus only mentioning this like art and design etc. I also only went as far back as A Levels.

Employment

Although my employment within the industry is limited, i do have experience that was very successful, so i wanted to highlight that so that employers see that i’m more than just a recent graduate. I do have experience.

Skills

With skills i just wanted to mention certain skills and personality traits that make me an ideal person to work within the industry. I didn’t want to go into to much detail, but just enough for the reader to understand why these skills are beneficial.

Software

Rather than make the generic list of Softwares have experience using, i decided to put them on the side of my CV in a star based system.

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I personally feel that mentioning that i can used basic softwares such as MS Word is redundant, instead i have only mentioned Softwares that a studio would want to know i have experience in, i have used a star system to mark how experienced i am within using each of them. I have tried to be pretty honest with my reviewing of my own skills.

I wanted to include a photo of myself in the CV as it makes it more personal, and i personally think its nice when going for an interview and having an idea of what a person looks like.  I also added basic contact details such as my phone number and website. I downloaded basic logo’s in vector image form, and made them the same ‘copper/rose gold’ look. I feel that it all ties in well.

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Head Retopology

In our Thursday class our tutor, Alec, taught us how to retopologise a model by giving us a basic head model from a modelling/sculpting software, importing it into maya and retopologising.

We start by selecting the model and making the object live.

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we then go to the modelling tool kit and select ‘quad draw’.

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when this is selected, when we click on our live model it will create a green dot, making 4 green dots and then selecting over them makes your first quad ‘square’. You repeat this process until complete.

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i did this for entire half of the face model, then mirrored the geometry, this isn’t my first try at this process, as it takes a good bit of thinking out the shape you want to create as you want few to no triangles in your topology.

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my problem with this one is that i have probably made it to high of poly, it also isn’t evenly distributed as i found i had to make new edge loops to make all the quads fit.

I began this process by starting on the mouth and working my way outwards

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Something i was trying to focus on more than anything else was having the edges curve into the shape the face might move, example the curve on the chin, cheeks and around the eye area.

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Once done i moved onto the process of mirroring the object, so moved the new topology away from the original model and then went to mesh-mirror-mirror geo- -x axis

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As you can see from the image above, i started off with the original model, moved the half model (thats newly retopologised) and then mirrored it into a full model as you can see from the right.

As i have said, i am not entirely happy with this and would like to do it again and feel i will improve more with more practice.