Claus Helfenschneider

Freelance 3D Artist
Direction, Design, Animation, Programming

Archive for January, 2012

Procedural Animation Workshop 2011


Like in 2010, I held the “Procedural Animation” class at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg in October 2011. Again, the students had to create a procedural still using MEL or Python in Autodesk Maya. This year, the task was to visualize a part of the computer’s directory tree. The data was all given by the file system — file sizes, directories, files, links, file names, creation-/modification-/last-access-dates, number of files in a directory, file types, file extensions,… After one and a half days of theoretical introduction and one and a half day of actual work, the students produced great artworks, in both artistic and technical regard.

Here are some of the results:

Christian Schulze — software directory

Johannes Lindtner, Moritz Palnstorfer

Yana Andreeva, Andreas Atzlinger

Christian Holzer, Johannes Pfeifer

Markus Berger, Fabian Wolf

Thomas Heller

Manuel Wieser — Python32 directory

New Office (2010)

Claus Helfenschneider Animation

This post is a bit (1 ½ years) late, but I recently stumbled upon these pics and here they are.. At that time my office was completely rebuilt. I’ve done a rough blueprint/3D layout in order to check how all the stuff i needed would fit in this quite small room (2.95 x 4.15m). On the lower corner there’s also a sofa and some more shelves. In the right corner there’ll be a flat screen for watching films and TV. The rendering is really simple, nothing fancy, took about 10 hours to create from scratch. Everything seen is true to scale, even my beloved Wacom tablet. The yellow wall was my mum’s idea :)

Here’s a before and after comparison: