Saturday, January 16, 2016

A new hope for the new year. BB-8 Animation from Star Wars: The Force Awakens



    BB-8 Animation
    by HongZhihao
    on Sketchfab


Happy Christmas 2015 and new year 2016!
No chance to frequently update my blog but I will try harder this year.

The force awakens is a unique little piece of cinematography in the series of Star Wars movies. It somehow tries to bridge the old and the new and also leave out other parts. Well I could write much more about what i feel about this movie, but that's another story for another time.

Anyway, the first model i made in 2016, BB-8. No fancy shaders etc, just simple spheres, and handpainted textures.

Here are a few more shots






Alright, more good days ahead!!

More of my works:
Sketchfab Gallery
DeviantArt Gallery
Facebook Art Page

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Final Fantasy VII Fan Project



This Final Fantasy fan project is a "remake" (sensitive word recently) of Cloud's final encounter with Sephiroth. Done using Unity and Playmaker plugin.

Music and sound effects recreated by ear, using Audacity, FL studio, and  Bfxr
Models and animation made by me, using 3ds Max, and photoshop.
Particles effects tweaked from the Cartoon FX packs by Jean Moreno

My first try at webgl build, embedding onto browser, so it might not work for all browsers, or any at all. Also, it might take some time to load... still figuring out how to best optimize the build. Let me know if it doesn't wor... or if you know a better way to tweak the build settings.

Start screen should look like:


Lastly, plugging some links of my work that inspired this project.


and also my online gallery:


Will go and document my process and post it up some time.

Have fun!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Diablo 2 15th Anniversary

It's Diablo 2's 15th Anniversary and I like to pay tribute to the game responsible for taking up years of my life.  :)

Right below is the sketchfab embed.




    Amazon from Diablo 2
    by HongZhihao
    on Sketchfab

This is the initial sculpt, trying to get a feel of the character:

Following this is the retopo-ed mesh in 3ds Max, was able to make some refinement to the face and get the body done:

Finally, the rendered image in marmoset:


Here's to hoping Blizzard creates more classics like Diablo 2!

Visit my Facebook art page for more frequent updates of my work:
https://www.facebook.com/HowsDigitalArt

sketchfab gallery:
https://sketchfab.com/HongZhihao

Deviantart Gallery:
http://cghow.deviantart.com/

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Final Fantasy VIII, Squall and Rinoa





Another Final Fantasy fan art. This time the main couple in Final Fantasy VIII. Squall and Rinoa.
Done in Bravely Default style.

Am also happy to announced that this piece of art was featured on Kotaku
It also got featured on It's Art, together with other awesome artists.

Modeled in 3ds Max and textured in Photoshop.

More of my art:
Sketchfab
Facebook art page
Deviantart

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Inktober 2014


Late update on this!
Participated in Inktober 2014, For the whole month of October 2014,  One doodle everyday with ink.
I decided to stick to characters fan art from video games, animation/movies and comics.

I used a small variety of pens and markers, like the copic and sharpie markers.
I don't do traditional pen and ink much, so overall, a fun learning experience :)

Looking forward to the next inktober!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

An enterprising update.. (Star Trek stuff)




    USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
    by HongZhihao
    on Sketchfab

The USS Enterprise NCC 1701 from the original Star Trek series. modeled and updated on Sketchfab.

A little late but R.I.P Mr Leonard Nimoy.








The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E. While it didn't appear in the original Star Trek series, it still looks cool :)




Monday, March 2, 2015

Omnislash! (A Final Fantasy Tribute)





Made this model in 3ds Max, and textured in Photoshop.
 Check out my Sketchfab gallery

Incidentally, this model was featured on Kotaku . My first time getting featured, so was super excited!

Ok so here are a few turnarounds of the characters


Hope you like them! :)

3D Modeling Showreel April 2010


Thank you for viewing!