Some of you may remember that around this time last year I designed a 3D model of an X-ray machine that my brother-in-law used in a presentation at an international conference in Paris. At the time I was really struggling with my eyes and I was very dissatisfied with the outcome, despite the good reception it received in Paris. So one of my projects while unemployed is to create a new, better model. I will do this in Blender and probably render it in DAZ Studio (though I am also tempted to try it in the Unreal Engine or Unity). Maybe I can sell it on TurboSquid or Renderosity? I might also explore using programming in Python or C# to add animations for different engines.
Years ago I learnt a methodology for projects (and I guess this is a project) and I have used that methodology for most of the professional projects I have managed over the years – but never in my personal life. It’s called PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). I remembered that when I took my courses in this at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) we had this tutor who told us how she used this methodology for everything – EVERYTHING! So I figured “why not?” and I have adapted it to this task of mine.
So here is a little diagram explaining how I will go about it. I have had to customise it a bit due to the nature of the project, but at least it will keep my mind fresh in the method for if any employer finally decides to hire me. I will try to then follow this and document my progress on the blog. Be aware though, that I will be multitasking with my writing and my programming and so on. This way I won’t go mad when I have entire days to fill, especially now as my eyes are really good (at last!)
Best wishes all.
PS: this nifty pic of my plan was made in MS PowerPoint.