Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Whale .. and no sleep

This is my favorite piece so far. I'm currently constructing my demo reel, which will be done in the next few days for internships. I haven't been sleeping much, so I can get it done on time. Well, after all that work, I hope the final product is worth it!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Alien Texture

Welllll, I thought I'd stray away from the inorganic modeling/texturing for a day. Actually, I'm only doing this in preparation for my demo reel. So, mechanical models and metal textures can't be the only thing I ever do. I didn't know much about the skin shader in maya, but I figured I'd give it a try. After several hours, lots of nodes, a few bump/displacement/specular maps, here's the result. Also, I already had the model and rig which I built first semester.


The Angler Fish

I figured an angler fish would be good as the main lighting of my scene..with a lantern..


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Bird

New model, design by Zach Brunner. I'm having wayyy too much fin with thesis =]. It's 4 a.m. and I still have animation homework to do..


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Glass Flowers

I ran some simulation tests with nCloth to create glass flowers. It was a surprisingly fun experiment!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lightning Bug Fix

I received some critique about the design of the lightning bug, which always helps so that I can improve the model. The legs are now smaller and thinner, making it seem less like a machine. Although "the machine look" is how I'm doing everything nowadays, I agreed that it would be better for the design. Since these guys are lighting my room for Brother, it would make sense for their bodies to be larger and their legs to be smaller. It'll probably look better as a light source rather than a prop. I also tweaked the lighting of the render (which as of now, is just for show =]).


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Glass Shader

I recently worked on a project for someone involving making glass bottles from a simple illustrator design. Sooo, it came out like this:


The Lightning Bug

Here's a few style frames of the "lightning bug". It was modeled to hopefully use as a light source for my scene for thesis. Concept by Zach Brunner.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Heart

I had an idea for a mechanical heart, so here it is! It's another prop for thesis.