Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Couch Cade





People who know me know I'm a huge Street Fighter fan. I started making arcade sticks out of 360 controllers over a year ago and I'm still building them. I had this idea of a pair of arcade sticks that was integrated into a small bar that hides a keg. You can either play standing or sitting while enjoying cold ones.

I modeled and textured a quick rough and matted it into a photo I took of my living room.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Mountain Disk





Just practicing some quick mattes. This was an old sketch I fleshed out. I hope to camera project this one.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Baboy


I had this funny idea of a crazy village kid in the Philippines who was a genius. He likes to build robots from scrap metal and he makes one that roasts Lecheon (roast pig) and it walks the food down to the market. He makes a pretty good living and supports his family with his new invention.

I'm still working it. I might change the design completely. I have this other idea I want to flesh out.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Years of strain


This was executed in PainterX. I was trying to stay loose with suggestive strokes. Painter definitely has some cool features.

Dude needs a light


Just bored playing around with Photoshop CS4

The Steampunk challenge



I entered the cgtalk Steampunk Challenge and didn't get very far. As in most cases I got too busy to finish.

I had this idea of space shuttles that were powered by hot air balloons and steam. The shuttle would get to the highest altitude with the balloons then propulsion would be generated by the steam engines. I still plan on using this idea to generate a 3d shot. Hopefully I can find time to do it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Robot Sketches

More designs on the tablet pc. I did this a while back. Just now posting it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Smoking Robot


Just having some fun on the tablet pc. The poor man's Cintiq.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Animation Test

This is also an area I need to improve on. I work with some really talented animators. I try to pick their brains as much as I can. Anyway just wanted to test out a camera move. Hope to work on the texturing more. I also need to finish the base and other structures surrounding the sphere. I might have to go back and do some design refinement on the matte I plan to use. Just picking my battles right now.


video

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

3D modeling and texturing



At this point I'm regretting not focusing on the design more. As I started to model I realize that I was still designing. By nailing down the design first I wouldn't be wasting time redesigning. I could be concentrating on modeling. I need to keep those processes seperate.

I find it very tedious and difficult unwrapping my UVs. Still trying to wrap my head around the concept. The texturing is also new to me. Still got a lot to practice on.

Matte Painting Practice

Been trying to practice Matte Painting as well as my 3D work. I have done several Mattes but I never camera project them or animate anything in them. I do matte painting at work but animators usually project it for me. This project is merely a vehicle to help me learn. I chose to do a simple design to ease into the modeling and texturing aspects.

Sketches