Day239 Skits

3D animation skit ideasIn looking for 15 second ideas I thought I would check out some skit/sketch ideas - here are a bunch of nifty/funny/clever/hilarious ones to get a kick out of (thanks…


Day238 300 and sketch ideas

300 movieWatched the DVD through on my mac today actually and that was actually quite a nice way to see it. The whole experience was actually less stylised than I expected (particularly after seeing…


Day237 SIGGRAPH 2007 and some story ideas

SIGGRAPH 2007I havent got around to having a look at the fun that always come from SIGGRAPH (http://www.siggraph.org/s2007/) each year. So I figured its tie to check out what the cutting-edge had to…


Day236 Remediation Presentation and 3D Submission

Screen Culture: Remediation PresentationI gave my presentation today and it went very well. It hummed along with plenty of interaction so we didnt get through heaps of the content I prepared…


Day235 MDMing

Spent lots of hours tidying up submissions for both Screen Culture and 3D Foundation (study is eating alot of time, but is really fun).Check out the 2 pages over on my site for how the logbook and…


Day234 Remediation and Logbooking

Remediation presentation workI worked a fair it on my upcoming presentation on Remediation (from Bolter and Grusin's book) and in turn Immediacy, Hypermediation and then onto Reality TV.I have come…


Day233 Compositing and Sin City

Maya to Photoshop CompositingWell, after bringing all the passes (and a few extras once I realised I needed more shadow control) I had all the layers and selection sets in photoshop to get the…


Day232 Maya Toyscene

Maya ModellingContinuing the modelling of the snowdome. I reposed the snowman to get a bit more dynamics and to better match the initial sketch I made. This added more life and conveyed the cartoony…


Day231 MDMing

The Screen Culture lecture was fun today - we spend half the time watching Outfoxed which is a rather chilling doco about Fox news. I think this would make a good target for my critical review…


Day230 Maya Work

Maya Camera Match WorkContinuing the camera match project I created a sphere with a blinn as close to the actual light ball I shot in place on the day I took the images. Then started to work with…


Day229 MDM and Camera Matching

MDMTodays Screen Culture tute covered Digital Cinema and there were plenty of nice movie references about the room - it was good to see more of the group joining in. I am up next week so I will have…


Day228 Snowdome

Maya Snowdome ModellingI did a nice cute little sketch of a snowdome and it looks like a good little project for modelling in Maya. It has some nice materials (plastic, glass, water, snow) and…


Day227 Maya, Remediation and snippets

Maya ModellingGot the main of the Knight done and completed the missing head sections. I still dont have the hang of the smoothing though - over most of the figure the polys render beautifully, but…


Day226 SMASH! and Mayarising

SMASH!The Sydney Manga and Anime Show/Convention was on today at UNSW's Roundhouse (http://www.smash.org.au). I am glad I took sime time to head over and see the fun - in fact it would have been good…


Day225 More Modelling and Online Community

My Maya ModellingMore modelling in Maya today. Managed to get my bishop looking ok, though I would have liked to get a nice little curve on the slot - but that just wasnt working for me. The finished…


Day224 CG Vids, Chess Tutes and Mayaing

CG VidsI downloaded all the animation finalists from the Architectural 3D Awards (http://www.cgarchitect.com/3dawards/) from yesterday. The are a real eye opener in that they are a nice mixture of…


Day223 CGsphere, Maya modelling & 3D Awards

CGsphereThrough our 3D class I was introduced to this little gem of a site (http://www.cgsphere.com/). The idea is that people take this standard scene with just a sphere in it and then model/render…


Day222 MDMing and Maya Compositing

MDMingScreen Culture tute went well again - I am actually quite enjoying the theory stuff so far. Perhaps it will get more intense when it comes to my presentations and they review. Speaking of which…


Day221 Character Modelling Tutes etc

Another Compositing Spot I took another set of images for an indoor composite with lotsa cute fluffy toys left about after the kid's party :-) The logic of this setting is much simpler to replicate…


Day220 Maya, Cars and Harry

Maya TuteMy ongoing work on the Superheroine tutorial. The logic of working with quads and entertaining any thoughts of keeping them planar seem beyond me at present. I also struggle to keep my…