Thursday, April 14, 2016

Headpiece: Rendered in Flamingo NXT 5.0

Damn! Rendering makes my stuff look crazy good!!! Hey, California, can I have a job now?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Headpiece: Side one all finished!

Like a good record, I decided to finish the most important side A, before doing all the B side stuff. Not to say the B side isn't important. If you only do side A you'll be digging in the wrong place. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Next Zbrush Project: Headpiece to the staff of Ra!

Working for Universals' Prop shop, I should probably start doing prop related projects to beef up my portfolio. What better way to start then by one of my favorite props of all time!!! This shouldn't take too long either!

I just purchased Rhino 5 and Flamingo NXT5. So once I'm done sculpting this, I'd like to render it in Flamingo and see what I get!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2nd Bubo all done!!!

You've probably wondered where the hell I've gone over the past several months. THIS is partly the answer. I got a commision to make a 2nd Bubo!!! Here he is all shiny and new! I've made a lot of progress on the garage too that I haven't posted. I'll do that soon. I'm also restoring and refurbishing a full size Thestral head that I can't post pictures of, so I've got a lot in the pipeline.

This second Bubo is actually more accurate to  the first one I made. The face is taller, and the eye openings are full circles instead of the oblong ones I had before. I also made this one MUCH stronger, each piece isn't glued on with super glue like the last one, they're all polygemed in! This thing needs to ship across country so I'm taking no chances. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Garage floor!

We've had a house since January and our improvement projects haven't ceased! They've been slow, surely, but we've been working on several things at once to keep things interesting. I'm most excited about the vision I have for my garage. I want a sort of trendy clean old barn feel. I want stone verneer on all the walls separated by 6" wide beams of aged wood. The ceiling will be covered in aged thin wood slats and the floor, as you can see will be vinyl wood slat flooring. This will keep the cost down, look just like real wood, be water and temperature proof, and finally not be destroyed by a 1,000lbs. vintage VW or Porsche. In dreaming up my floor, I envisioned a 5 ft. diameter freelance logo that would simulate wood inlay. I finally finished that exact thing last night and it's EXACTLY what I envisioned! It took about 20-30 hours spread out from September 14th till October 21st. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My first foray into Rhino 5

  This is my first little tutorial lesson in Rhino 5. My next step is to import this as an .obj file into Blender and render it as clear plastic. That would be cool. Wish me luck. 

Oh... and I've decided what my next ZBrush project will be; the headpiece to the staff of Raa from Indiana Jones!!! I can't wait!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First ever 3D sculpt rendering!

I downloaded Blender at the advice of a friend. It's a free rendering program for 3d files. I'm planning on using it to fully render the Bird of Prey. I found a youtube video of a cup demo. It was pretty good.