Chirag Agarwal

Learning to Fly

MEL Script to create a Blinking Eye (Maya)

This is a MEL(Maya Embedded Language) script to create an eye with blinking mechanism in Autodesk Maya. Many a times you could find creating an eye and setting the keys … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Optimization/Graph GUI Utility in MATLAB

This project deals with different Optimization and Graph algorithms and creating a user friendly GUI utility for users. We’ve used MATLAB for the same. It was done a long time … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

‘Beat The Beat’ – at MIT Media Labs Design and Innovation Workshop, PESIT (2013)

“Beat The Beat” – That’s the name of my project at the MIT Media Labs Design and Innovation Workshop, PESIT, Bangalore (2013). The link to the homepage can be found … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

3D dancing robot in OpenGl

This project aims at creating a 3D robot and make it dance to some music using the polygon primitives in OpenGl and glut libraries. The bot is assigned a material. … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Lecture Theatre. BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus.

In this post I’m sharing one of the four Lecture Theatres at BITS Goa that I’ve modeled. I’ve done this as a part of the “BITS Goa 3D Project” in … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 22 Comments

Global and Caustic Illumination using Mental Ray in Maya

The two lighting techniques in Maya, namely Global and Caustic Illumination, are very useful when lighting a room or metal/glass objects. I’ll start with Global Illumination. The scene here is … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Mask of Bane – The Dark Knight Rises

  This one’s inspired from one of the best movies ever made, The Dark Knight Rises, by the one and only Christopher Nolan. The movie just left me awestruck. Batman, … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Reasons why I miss Mumbai…

Thinking of reasons why I miss Mumbai, Mummy, Daddy and a loving bhai. A home not huge but yet so big, And how I live here as lazy as a … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Quark 2011 Animated Inauguration Video

“Quark” is the annual technical festival of BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, India. This video was made in less than 12 hours by myself and a fellow blogger Tanmay Binaykiya. The softwares used are Autodesk Maya, Adobe AfterEffects and Photoshop. We could not sort out many issues due to shortage of time. Still thought about sharing the video.

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Coffee Shop menu card cover design (Photoshop)

Here’s a design for the cover of a menu card of a coffee shop I’d probably own some day. I was just trying my hand on Photoshop. Took about a … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Music is Life. Life is Music.

Music, the best medium to express the inexpressible. I guess there is not a single soul on this earth who hasn’t ever hummed to a rhyme or tapped to a … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dexter’s Laboratory

I’m pretty sure there’s no one out there who has not seen our very own Dexter and his laboratory on Cartoon Network. Don’t know about you but I LOVED the … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Shadow Basics and Depth Map Shadows vs Ray Trace Shadows in Mental Ray (Maya)

Presentation matters. Just modeling will not always help you. This is where lighting and shadows come into picture. This post will however cover only shadows. Adding shadows will help you … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

A GUI to create different flowers in Maya using a MEL script

In a previous post, I had described the MEL script to create a sunflower. Here, I’ve coded a Graphical User Interface in MEL to create different kinds of flowers. Suppose … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Golden Words of Life

I had come across this really beautiful post years ago. I loved it so much I even calligraphed it down on a paper and put it up on the wall … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Modeling, Texturing and Animating an aircraft in Maya

This is a random aircraft I’d designed a long time ago; maybe an year and a half ago. I prefer to call it Mr. Conky as it resembles the Concorde … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why MEL ? A MEL script to create realistic flowers (Maya)

MEL stands for the Maya Embedded Language. It is a very useful tool and should not be overlooked. A LOT of things are simplified using MEL. Why MEL ? When … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Realistic metal pipe using mia_material in Mental Ray (Maya)

This is a really easy and cool technique to make realistic 3D metal objects using Maya. The key point to learn from this post is using the predefined “mia_material_x” shader … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

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