My day really started at 2 am when I fell asleep knowing that in a few hours either everything would work out perfectly or javak would be spending countless hours fixing everything. We had hit the hardest part of any group project, combining everyone’s work. Arun and I anticipated and prepared(emotionally and mentally) for the likelihood of having to spend countless hours fixing everything.
When we first attempted to combine everything we ran into just plain old annoying problems; update your software, download this, restart your computer. After we finished with that we ran it again and we were both equally shocked at how well everything was working out. This was a good sign that we wouldn't have to spend countless hours combining everyone's work. And we didnt!
By the end of the day we presented to Dr.Kaun level 1 of our game. Throughout the short 5 minute presentation I felt excited and nervous. Excited because it's an incredible feeling seeing hard work pay off and being able to say “we did that.” Nervous because I didn't know how her or Peter would react. Fortunately, they loved it! JAVAK left autodesk feeling at an all time high. I mean we were on top of the world. In just two weeks we had created something pretty awesome as a team and we were all proud to say that. I think we even shocked ourselves a bit. So without further ado let me tell you what everyone did today.
First up we have the Maya masters, Jenny and Ashley. Just two weeks ago they were watching numerous tutorials in an attempt to understand Maya. Now they are basically pros. Within the last two weeks they've built a cryochamber, a ladder, crate, huskey, level 2 and the list goes on. There isn't enough space on this blog for me to sum up all that they've done.
Next up, we have Arun. Arun is in charge of player controls but more importantly he is essentially the middleman of it all. He’s in charge of making sure everything comes together and clearly did a good job at that today!
Two weeks ago Violet was learning how to use fusion 360 and messaging me at 3 am about how to cad. Its clear she has come a long way when she's solving cad problems faster than I can!!
-Kiana, the K of JAVAK