Archive for the ‘In-Progress’ Category

New renders – Fiat 500 Abarth turntable and poster

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a new project during my downtime: Modeling a Fiat 500 Abarth. I’ve never actually modeled a car before, and after watching Digital Tutors’ series on car modeling I wanted to give it a shot. I really had a lot of fun with this and I’m amazed how well it came out. All the studying with Mental Ray helped a lot, too! I plan on animating a proper sequence of this, but for now I’ve got a turntable render and a poster image:

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11 Second Club – June 2010 – Dailies 5

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Next round of dailies for the June project. I spent a good chunk of the day yesterday working on lighting and then doing render passes today. I’ll be sending this around to get some feedback before making the final render in time for the June deadline.

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11 Second Club – June 2010 – Dailies 4

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Next daily on the June challenge. I revisited a few spots on the man as I wasn’t satisfied with the arc his left arm was making; upon turning on motion trails I noticed it was going all over the place, so I refined that a bit. Most of the progress is working on in-betweens for the woman, though there’s still a little left to do on that.

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11 Second Club – June 2010 – Dailies 3

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Next batch of dailies. The man’s in-betweening is mostly done, barring some tweaks and adding in some details. I know there’s some clipping going on with the woman character just as the man falls forward, but she’s still on her stepped blocking; that’ll get fixed when I do in-betweens for her.

11 Second Club – June 2010 – Dailies 2

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Second round of dailies. I’ve done the first pass of in-betweens on the man for the first half of the sequence. The latter half of the full clip is the same stepped blocking from the previous dailies, so I didn’t include that in the playblast.

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11 Second Club – June 2010 – Dailies 1

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

First round of dailies for the June 2010 11 Second Challenge. So far I’ve blocked in the main poses with stepped tangents. I was a little surprised to find out that Maya 2011′s playblasts are a little bugged (hard-coded to render at 24fps regardless of program settings), but for rough dailies, temporarily changing the scene frame rate to 24fps should be okay until this bug is fixed.

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Jaguar McGuire updates

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Some of you know that I was involved with a short film project this past year called ‘Jaguar McGuire’. I assisted in and supervised construction of the 3D infrastructure as well as managing digital assets. Production had halted for a while for various reasons, but a new animation team has been assembled at SCAD. They’ve been making a lot of progress on the film over the past few weeks and with any luck, the film will be ready to debut in April.

It’s a really ambitious project and I’ll be relieved to see it completed soon. Check it out at http://www.jaguarmcguire.blogspot.com/

Parkview Music Tech – Dailies

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

First pass on a commercial I’m working on for the Music Tech program at Parkview High School. Most of the fixes that need to be done are render-related (ambient occlusion, shadows, etc). Some of the animation could use adjustments as well.

Music Tech Commercial – Dailies/Monthlies?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

With the holidays and job hunts in full swing, development on the music tech commercial had all but halted. Now that things have gone back to normal I’ve been able to work more on it. Barring some minor tweaks (prop placement and such), the hallway environment is finished and lit. Why is light erupting from the door in the back? You’ll see. ;)

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Handyman – Dailies (3)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Final revisions on the Handyman animation. All that’s left is to do a full render.