Sunday, July 18, 2010

Steam train WIP

Due to a bucket-load of reasons/excuses, this steam train has to remain as a WIP for the time being. LoL. Simply have to squeeze in some time to finish it up.



Thursday, June 17, 2010

A hairy experience.




Testing out fast skin shader in mental ray.



Mental Ray Maya hair render. Skin has sub surface scattering material.



Maya hair version 2



...and how the hair looks when rendered in Maya software and composited in After Effects.

The cloudy background is just a tad overused by now, Will try to search for some alternative way of incorporating background into the images.

A bit of painting



Been a loooong while since the last digital painting. Trying to get a feel of 2D again. Digital painting is fun :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Samurai Jet Vs Ninja Chopper!



A take on the visualization of samurai fighting ninja, except in the form of robots, complete with propeller blade shuriken and lightsabre!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Compositing a shot for newbies.



Not much of compositing other than tweaking the colors in this.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This sh*t is rigged!



Far from an awesome rigging reel, but still proud of it being one of my firsts.
Not full rigs as there's a time constraint for the project, therefore only gave the bones what they needed for the animation as per required by storyboard.

Samurai Jet rig is up for download for free at Creative Crash

Still issues needing to be fixed though, as soon as I am able to squeeze in some time lol.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is where it all begins...



Thus, the long, arduous journey into the land of CG begins. Will our hero triumph? Will he fall into the depths of the Valley Uncanny? Stay tooned.

Ready set go!



Messing around with material animation.

Friday, May 14, 2010

PLUG and play!

Anybody wanna try to pull this plug? :P



Friday, May 7, 2010

Domo Arigato, Mister roboto.

You're wonderin who i am!



Monday, May 3, 2010

If only Maya were a girl...

She wouldn't be as hot.



Close up render of face... cheated just a wee bit on photoshop...



Ambient Occlusion render.



The final-ish look... will work on better render when I have the time to do more testing.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

CATatonic



Wallpaper:
I was a fan of the old school He-man as well.
Base mesh done in Maya, and then details sculpted in Zbrush. Not particularly happy with the look of that piece of "ice" that the cat is supposed to be trapped in.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Haunted Mansion

A low poly environment model. Had to do this, being a horror fan and all.


Wireframe:



Render tests:





Final-ish render:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The good the bad and the ugly, medieval style! (ok, not really...)



Mysterious scantily-clad elves are so not the focus to this picture...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Medieval Fantasy







One of my favorite genres definitely!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Willy the one-eyed monster





Willy the cyclops - character design.

BIO:
Willy and his team of cyclops are actually secret unlockable characters in the game of Monster Rugby.

Originally a baseball group, they don't play by the rules of rugby, and instead, uses props and tactics of baseball. They are a special breed of one-eyed monsters with tiny hands and feet in comparison to their body proportions thus making them top-heavy and kind of clumsy. To compensate for his small hands, Willy uses a Baseball glove to help him catch the rugby balls, while his team mates use an assortment of baseball gears such as the base ball bat, and even shield.













Toy car in the warehouse



Color is off, lighting is off, nevertheless, still proud of my first ever composited shot!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Such is life.








Life drawing to me is capturing the form, volume and of rhythm of the human figure. I hope to learn more if this in the future, if I have the chance.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Animatics Vs Me



Characters Ryu from Street Fighter by Capcom and Wolverine by Marvel.

Music by me, wait, what music? (Yes the background music that I hum to myself)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dee Wall jump!!



Model by Manuel Sierra
Rig by Vitor Hugo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chiaroscuro



Playing with light and shadows.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Volkswagon Beetle.

No, it can't transform... yet.

My first go at hardsurface modeling. Pretty fun.












The Volkswagon Beetle Wallpaper!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Burnt smell of rubber and lead.





Slowly getting the hang of it...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Illustrating mood




It's an epic tale of a relationship between a man, a dog, and a tree, now a major motion picture, almost.

Run, Onion, run!



Those legs just won't stop!

"Onion boy" rigged by Gary Wee.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

3D Modeling Showreel April 2010


Thank you for viewing!