bao shrimp xiaolongbao jiaozi sesame pudding


This was my final project for CSCI1280: Intermediate Computer Animation with Barb Meier, where students were required to choose a topic of interest and explore it in depth. The main goal of my project was to explore realistically shading food to look appetizing. Modeling, shading, and lighting was done in Maya and rendered with Arnold. Houdini was used for randomly generating geometry for the sesame balls, and cloth simulation was done with nCloth for the soup dumplings. For preliminary research I referenced the Pixar paper Anyone Can Cook.