Thursday, 5 May 2011

A Little Bit of Wasted Time...

I bought a few magazines today and one of them, 3D World, had a great maya based tutorial on making a virus. Though I wasn't using viruses specifically I though I could then use what I learn on my own cells.

To do it you use a free add on for maya called mMaya from

It's potentially great! You download scientifically accurate information from, which then allows you to create the cell of your choice. However, after traipsing the internet all afternoon I failed miserably at finding the right type of cell so rather than just having a go at something that wasn't necessarily useful but having something to show for it I in fact have nothing and feel a bit silly.

On a more positive note though, I feel a bit like I would've been cheating if I'd successfully used it. These cells are meant to be our own representations of them based on our research so it's not all bad :)

Anyway, back onto the horse and onwards to something else!

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