Friday, December 14, 2012

interface animation

Interface animation redux

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Okay well maybe my earlier post had too much compression

Looks like the youtube vids aren't too bad

Here are some reaction animations

This last one is a litle fast. I will have to slow it down a bit

I said I wouldn't post it but here it is

Here is the finger edit for interaction and float arm fix

Changing a few looks - fo shizzle

I am not sure about the look of the car so I will modify it a bit next week as well as rig it and start texturing. I will make the doors more futuristic when they open. Also My robot is a spot on replica of the robots in total recall.  I may redesign them - stay tuned. TONS to update by next week

OH also I have new animation tests but I will just add them to my youtube channel and create links. youtube embedded is just WAY too poor of a quality

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fixing intro

I will add transitions and building detail later

More posts later. I need to work out badly. Stress and no sleep are not good for the innards !!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Early Animation blocking

Here are some early tests with out texture on animation. I will create more tomorrow with a walk cycle and him exiting a car

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finalizing car details....ANIMATION DAY

95% done with the vehicle modeling then on to UV's and texturing. I have sooooo much texturing it's insane I will post my color research and look for the city ASAP. Right now it's time to do some blocking animation. It took a while due to me not sure how to design it even though I have TONS of research.. I listened to some of my friends and I statred to convert it into a Prius - NOT ON PUTPOSE - BLAH!!! So I went back to my original design MUCH better and beefier. Yeah I won't post the Prius designs

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Making things air tight and FRESH

So here is some progress I made today on my futuristic Police car. I cannot wait to rig this bad boy

I am still trying to make is look a bit meaner. It's all in the details

Monday, December 3, 2012

Updated ram. I think this works

I think this works for the ram - It's a bit larger

Finishing the cop car this week as well as the Futuristic City

Finishing the cop car this week  - and I will start the rig for it. I made some adjustments in the Sid Mead design to make it more logical and practical. The head lights would be protected and engine parts would not be exposed to gun fire. I will adjust those areas and assume that Hydraulics for the ram were meant to be placed there. My windshield is not as large and I will protect the tires more. MAN tons to do on this cinematic project. I will be whooped this week as I am making a tutorial on Python plugin authorization. I CANNOT wait for the Holidays

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's amazing what can be done with some sleep!!!

I discovered a few issues with my models  so I have been cleaning most of this week and last and started rigging the hero. His face is soooo...Well awesome to play with. I am not too worried about his neck since it will be buried under his police uniform. I am fixing some of the eye brow distortions still and doing some more tweaks like removing the derp smile. LOL. I am fixing the smile so it reads more int he cheeks

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last minute rig and Geo changes

On the road to the hero - TONS to do still. Trying to get him painted and laid correctly for animation tests. MY FAVORITE part!!!

Now I am creating facial controls and extra much to do

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Curiosity Kills the miner

Here is a quick post of a page I just finished....err part of one. Still tons to do

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Character selection

I am making some more minor tweaks but here is the character selection screen

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New start menu

Here is the interface for our start menu I designed

Interface designs

Here are the interface designs of the game we are working on, Fist Full of Magic

Comic book illustration

Here is some comic book work I am tackling

Friday, August 17, 2012

Villain 2 progress AKA red shirt

Here is the Villain 2 progress. I guess you can start to see a bit of my style in these guys. Still cleaning the body and welding the head with the appropriate amount of detail

Thursday, August 16, 2012

tongue and teeth

These teeth I may use

They are a bit realistic. I grabbed them using some procedural software but not sure about them.

This is the initial test. I will create expressions then decide with them in place. It's tricky because the characters are not really realistic but these TYPES may work. If I have to rebuild them I will but this right now is a test

bot UV's done

The UV's on the bot are done

Secondary character which I call Mohawk man  is 80 % completed. I just need to add his details. I will post those tomorrow morning

Main villain head sculpt done!!! SON!!!

I am now taking it into 3D coat. I will add the normal map detail using Ndo. It's just faster and way more accurate IMO. Since I am an illustrator more than a sculptor. I can put on the sexy bits to the last detail since I will know the UV's like the back of my hand. Maya  creates the best normals output so trust me when I say it's faster. Then Again I haven't created it in XSI yet ...hmmmmm

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Robot - 75% done

Almost done. I am ditching the face in favor of a more Jack Kirby none human style

His claw like fingers retract and these long  tentacle type laser weapons come out

Friday, August 3, 2012

Futuristic rail gun of DA SCIENCE

Gun Done!! I just need to do some welding and the once over and he is money. It's a rail gun pistol. I cannot remember what I use to call it. I designed it back in 1993. Guess I have to make a new name for it


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hero done!!! On to a cyborg

Hero is unwrapped. Man I love unwrapping stuff in Maya This took me literally just under an hour....Okay a little long as I had to edit some geo. I guess it helps to be doing this since Maya 1


Time for a Mudbox seam test to see how things work out

Sunday, July 29, 2012

close up

Close up

Still placing the eyes and teeth and mouth

Done with a side of Jack Kirby

Now I just need to add some details such as fixing the shoes and creating belt and gun and such as well as double checking edge loops for animation. He appears to be proportionally correct according to my divinci circle to check his reach arch. I might have to pull the arms in just a bit. He does get kind close to his knee caps. I am also going to smooth all of these except the head and shoes to get an even edge flow. either that or mental ray preview smooth to save some time

Saturday, July 28, 2012

build a cyborg thingy and they will come

Enemy # 2 being assembled

Jack oh Jack you are da man

Finishing him up this weekend and unwrapping him by Friday of this week. Running smooth tests and adding feet, hands and eyes and as well as details

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Old animation - Maya 1 WOW

Ha here is an old animation I discovered today using Maya 1. Epic win. It's called Violence on TV
I have to say out of all the things I do I LOVE animation the most!!!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New head 90% done

Almost there

This is going to animate well

Sunday, July 22, 2012

+There is a moral to this story ...

Never character Model while Skyping. His numerous forehead lines are removed and I may take out more

coming along

Jack Kirby Style animated short

So I decided to capture a little of the Jack Kirby look. I will post references for it. It will be a bit of an experiment to get that look to translate. At least the characters will but the environment might be tricky. Not sure I liked the original head I concepted for our company presentations  so I resculpted it and rebuilt it  in 3D coat from the ground up according to the new illustrations. I was going to use my head I modeled but it's just not hero like enough and it's a bit ego centric. My head will be a villain


I am really excited

updated shirt

you can find it here

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Shirt design on threadless

Now I must wait for the initial vote saying mine got approved then I rally all you peeps to vote for my design
On the Road to NY Comicon this is some of our swag. Comic book swag coming soon!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Scifi Emmo Land?

A little hard surface is good for the soul!!!! Here is a project I am tackling for an animated short and crossing it for hard surface and organic modeling. Deus Ex is a good inspiration. I will tweak it further but this building is one of 40

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some T-shirts on the side

Hey guys Check out my T-shirt designs here. The Dawn of Bacon is on and Bacon Avenger is at Thread less

Check it out

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Here is some concept art I did for the game we are working on

He is the Berzerker!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New henchman

New day new villain. Hey what would a weapons dealer be without his henchmen?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Here is the new Villain color WIP

I will remove the cheek horns but I think this will work

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Color WIP of the police chief

Here is my first pass on one of the characters in this short

This week I have to finish all model sheets and docs. Not sure I want a toon look but we shall see

Sample of detail

Here is a shot from Syd Meades Blade Runner concepts

This is the type of Hyper detail I am going for. I will upload my research collage to let everyone see what I am looking at world wise. This will be the MOST amibitious project I have ever taken on and anyone who knows me knows I have taken on a lot

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Street - the goal

Here is my set piece which will be set in 2075. Yeash people this will be in front of the Academy of Art. OH and Note the previous illustrated images where drawn while on hold with AT and T. I had to keep my sanity some way!!!!

We have VILLAINY!!

Here is the redesign of my original villain. This is the new villains proportions and face detail. Note I already have these guys modeled they just needed more spunk & detail to give them life!! ....and some of their seams welded. LOL They were based off old orthos

I am now going to polish them off

This is REALLY going to push my skills