Thursday, June 18, 2009

Demo Reel

So here it is, the most final of my demo reel to be displayed at portfolio review. I can't say that I like it, actually I have watched it so many times that I hate it. Even so I am still a little proud if it.

Of course I want to redo it...but that's for later, to many other things that need to be finished first.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Graduation Blues

Been a bit busy getting things together for portfolio review so I haven't had much time to work on projects. What free time I do have has been going to watching the first season of Batman Beyond that I had bought a few days ago(I love that show).

I ran into a few bumps on the Lighthouse piece, mainly with procedural textures on the dock. I will have to look up some tutorials on wood textures or something because I really don't want to have to go and texture every plank on that dock separately. I had never planned on texturing the dock to begin with so it has lots and lots of pieces and that would just be annoying to have a photoshop file for each. I could save some time by only making a few files and just rotating them around and such, but it would still be a lot of work, and I should really learn procedural textures.

This is an older piece I am going back and revisiting. I want to try and texture him, though he wasn't modeled that well so I am wondering if I should just start from scratch on him.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lighthouse

I made a light house a long time ago. I decided to finally try and texture it. Its coming out OK...though I have a lot to learn about unwrapping.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Slashed

So I decided to cut out one of the lip syncs from my demo reel. It was a hard decision, but I think that the audio I chose turned out to be a whole lot more animated then the character was. I might go back and try to redo it with a different rig, one that stretches more and doesn't look as stiff as the LoMax character comes across. It always looked like a wooden doll to me, I think that is why I have such a hard time making it look lifelike.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pictures in Stone

A friend and I wandered around the city taking pictures of some of the cool looking architecture. I think I might take my old SLR camera and go back and retake some of these with black and white film. There is just something about real black and white photos that really capture the texture of a picture.

Dragon2 Pedistal

Dragon Pedistal

Bird Pedistal

Castle

Pittsburgh Man

Owl

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