Composing

02May09

Another of my interests is music, for which i’m currently focusing on composing and trying to evoke certain moods. For that purpose i made this neat and short and VERY simple soundtrack for an old animation enjoy. Hopefully my work will be far better in the future, but everyone starts somewhere.


Crystal Glass

07Apr09

Render of a crystal glass i made. Shadow not really there. But that’s not why i was modeling it. The edges are a little boxy, but i’ll figure out how to prevent that next time. The main point was just mesh modeling experience, and material experimentation.

It's made out of frozen lime juice, so whatever drink is inside tastes limish. Drink quickly.

It's made out of frozen lime juice, so whatever drink is inside tastes limish. Drink quickly.

TADA!

Oh and here’s a super cool animation i found on Youtube:

Hope i can do that one day.


I’m attacking blender outside of the tutorials, and trying to get good at each aspect as i need it. I’m working toward a short film, the working title of which is ‘Black and White’. I’ll post more about that later. But i’m practicing sculpting now, and this is the first result of the effort:

Mr. Old Man. Hope i can turn out to be like him.

Mr. Old Man. Hope i can turn out to be like him.

Not much, but i want to track my progress as i go. Those eyes are sorta creepy looking. But no matter. More in the future. When i get a sculpt  i like i’m onto rigging, skinning, and animating.

I’m trying to work on projects and learning the skills i need as i go. It’s a lot more motivating.


Blender Renewal

12Mar09

I haven’t been working here for a while. So i started again, adn got through a tutorial, but i forgot to reset the bone roll and rotations before i started skinning, so i’m gonna redo it. Here’s a few poses with the rig i created. I did NOT create the mesh or the textures. Those are light years ahead of me.

The picutere below is a snow dog i created whilst babysitting.

This is my snow dog. I call him Snooks.

This is my snow dog. I call him Snooks.

This is my dancer. I call him 'Mr. I didn't work hard on this pose'

This is my dancer. I call him 'Mr. I didn't work hard on this pose'

Hey You! Again. All the cool stuff is in the inside and you can't see it :(

Hey You! Again. All the cool stuff is in the inside and you can't see it :(

This doesn't even get close to describing the complexity of this. Every bone you see had to have programmed into it a relationship to another bone so that it could be posed. I love it. :)

This doesn't even get close to describing the complexity of this. Every bone you see had to have programmed into it a relationship to another bone so that it could be posed. I love it. :)

So yeah. I need to do it over again to make sure i understand the concepts. So, i’m gonna redo it and then redk the walk animation tutorial. Cause i need that too. This time i’ll make the walk cycle a video and put it up here. Anyways. Blender has come back into my life as i realized i need to throw together a portfolio for colleges for scholarships. So. Work is ahead. But i think i can take it. And if i can’t… Well… i guess i’ll find out.

Oh! And on another note, i transcribed Postcards From Faraway onto sheet music. I’m gonna clean it up and scan it in and put it up here for people to learn. I don’t think that’s illegal cause i’m not earning money, and coldplay doesn’t have any sheet music for it yet. I’ll find out i guess.


Ogres are fun

20Nov08

I spent a while making this ogre… and it turned out purple… which wasn’t fun, but i spent half an hour on it and it turned this lovely shade of grey after i tweaked the texture settings. Apparently almost all of the textures are set to change the color to purple… weird…

I love my ogre.

I love this ogre.

Anyways, with the wonder that is mesh sculpting, i’m sure there are more ogres and wonderful fluffy creatures to come.


Black Cover

20Oct08

Check out this site which is dedicated to finding Moleskine alternatives. I’m shilling to win a contest, so please check them out!


So i got the following weird squiggle to grow from the ground but my computer is too slow to render all 250 images, i’m gonna try to bake the image or something to make it grow and be able to render it.