This was my first attempt at using Maya for modeling and animation. I must say that I don’t like it at all. I much prefer Cinema 4D or even Lightwave. I thought Lightwave’s UI was bad, but Maya really frustrated me. There is just too much going on all the time in the UI. I know people will argue with me, but I just could not get my brain around it. For the time being I will just stick to Cinema 4D. It is getting better all the time and I find it a lot easier to get the results I want from it.
You will recognize the background. I don’t know what it is, but I like the background and find it to be a good challenge for compositing. The robot was animated and rendered in Maya 2008 and composited in After Effects CS3.