Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Krampus


With "The Krampus" thesis approval,..it's now well on its way.....

Well if you don’t know the story of Krampus you soon will,..& you will fall in love!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The #100 Challenge



So here will be an ongoing post!...This is a challenge to myself of sorts..To create 100 matte sketches..,.see how I can improved and push myself to think differently as to concepts and composition. So I have started at #100 to work my way down. Wish me luck :)

#92
#93
#94
#95
#96

#97

#98

#99
#100



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Is Over :(

Well summer is coming to an end and school is about to start back up. So I thought I'd throw a post here on the old blog. See if I can’t get this old thing running again,...Yeah I know what your thinking!... About freak’n time right! Truth is I wanted to get some work done around the house,..while also knock out a few freelance projects,..got a garage built & painted, an old brick patio laid down..the kinda work that I couldn’t really tackle once school is in the thick of it.


Really looking forward to this semester though, at last I’m done with fundamentals of learning the basics in the VFX programs. Now onto writing and composing my thesis project... in spring if my “Grad” work so far and my thesis proposal presentation don’t live up to standards I might just cry...... so this semester will be fun!




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SD test

I test SD clip for the opening sequence...

Now onto re-laying it out HD... & tweaking some resolution in the layers.



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Monday, May 10, 2010

Matchanimation!

Rotoscoping a seagull,..3d style :)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

J-LO Brewery

I did this quick animation from a photo of the Miller Brewery. I hang out with friends and a neighbors house. Who also happens to work at Miller,... they have a little bar area in their house that they call the J-Lo,..While at the J-Lo we recently discussed our strong feelings about the Miller sign not rotating anymore,.. I never knew it did. It made me want to put this little animation together,... with a little playing around with the name of course :)

Enjoy!


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chimi's home!



Started with Chimi's house...got the placement down and working on the lights and textures on different render layers,... see where it goes??
Creepy!


Models & rough lighting
color lighting
Textured default light
Texture & 3 point lighting

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

For Liam's Car


This is a quick painting I did for a neighbors sons remote control car. All he asked was it be some kind of monster that he can print out a sticker of it.

Fun!




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A New Hope

The Hope is,.. I get this done,... :)

Working a couple different Matchmoves.,.. this is 2D tracked and calibrated with a 22 mm. Onto the city modeling for it...


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ugly Ray

Getting there with Ugly Ray,..... got the main passes done. Now I just got to tweak some bumps & specs a bit,.. Still got to layer out multiple renders for all other major parts and animate a turntable

to be continued....



Specular
Bump
Color



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bil-Mar

The progress animation of the fish mural I did for Bil-Mar.
It's about 12' by 4'
Sorry, it gets cut off to the right, just double click it to see on YouTube :)
D.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Yo' chimy,..whats up?!

I like to introduce Chimi...Me and him go way back,.. to about three weeks ago. Still working on some more textures for him. Got some retro socks coming and some more realistic skin shaders.... plus a new scary head to work with!

to be continued...



textures used








Sunday, February 28, 2010

Willllly! is done!

Hey everyone,..
So the last few weeks have been busy crazy for me,.., On top of everything else,..got this Willy Wonka and some fishy painting going on!..Last Saturday was the Wonka party so I thought I’d throw up a few of the things from the party... the client was specific on what she wanted the trees to look like which makes it easier for me once we fine tune it some. The girl cutout was a painting I did of her daughter as Willy himself,..or (rather herself) and for whom the party was for. I put up a couple of the early thumbnails and ideas and then the finals,.. which each of them were about 7 1/2’ tall ...enjoy!













Sunday, February 21, 2010

Still Here

Been a little quiet lately,..working on some freelance jobs the last two or three weeks,...I needed a serious break...with the freelance stuff I needed to see it with fresh eyes again, so I thought I’d walk away & sit down, do a couple of speed paints...here you go :)

An old favorite movie of mine
Poe


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moon fly by

I came across some seamless texture maps online,..there were several planet textures and I just had to use them.. So I put together a quick space animation...enjoy :)

Moon / Mars




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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Avatar Challenge!


Got some work coming up with ZBrush and Goz to Maya. So I thought I’d try to get a head start on trying to figure out ZBrush a little. I’ve had the program for some time but never really played around on it. I decided to take up this "Avatar" challenge I came across on a "Simply Maya" forum. Basically you have to create an avatar in resemblance to the movie “Avatar” from someone you know or yourself. So here’s the beginning of Rebecca as an avatar. Once I get the main features down,.. I then go into full avatar mode with modeling, color and texture I have til March ,..So it should be fun!


As for ZBrush... I really feel like it can do almost anything & everything traditional clay can do,... It’s a matter of finding and knowing where the tools are. Then, having patience to learn to use them to it’s full potential.








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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old work,.. but a new post!

Alright’.. so it’s been awhile since I posted anything. Truth is I’ve been crazy busy, While also trying to enjoy the short month off. I decided to post a few things that are really old. Keeps me thinking I’m doing a good job with this blog,.. even though I’m really not.


But look for some cool things coming soon... working on three different projects at once...fun stuff!


This was my first modeling, texture mapping, animating and camera movement with the 3D program Maya. Looking forward to the advanced lighting and texturing project which deals with a more involved texturing & lighting techniques in an environment....

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This was for an FCP editing concept class I took the first semester of school. It was basically an exercise to edit to music, tell a story of sorts and find ways to expand limited clips with a per-chosen song for us. I lucked out with the Rolling Stones

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bil-Mar Fish Mural


Keep’n pretty busy, I landed a few things...more than I thought I would,..which is awesome! Now I just got to bunker down and finish them!


This is what I’m working on at the very moment. Bil-Mar Club in Manitowoc needed a refresh of the mural they have in their trophy case. This is a digital painting I did to get approved. Can’t wait to start on this one!


Also landed a really cool job doing some props for a high end party...will post some of these in the near future....

D.


What they have now
What I'm proposing