Day25 Training possibilities

Found out about the MAD Academy at the old Fox Studios. They look like just the ticket for the discreet product set. They look like they will be getting into Maya and such as well (with the Autodesk…


Day24 Hammer

Spent quite a bit of time learning more of the ropes of Hammer. texture manipulation, grouping and a host of subtle editing. It is definately a slow process to create even the simplest of spaces with…


Day23 WoWing

yes - after a long fun day out - a bit more WoWing in Winterspring and Felwood to finish up. [journeytime = 0.5 hours]


Day22 WoWing

A good healthy dose of WoWing - goal to catch the 60s with only 2 weeks to go - eeek got myself to 56 though which is something. Watched all of the Return of the King (extended version) - some very…


Day21 quiet

Found my drawing manga fantasy worlds book when tidying up - now to try and emulate some of it.Add a bit of WoWing to the mix.[journeytime = 0.5 hours]


Day20 sketches plus

A few interesting sketches (I lik ethe tennis one) and some serious WoWing. things I still could get for the journey: art supplies (esp for the life drawing) office chair (and mat) headphone and mic…


Day19 Hammer

Did a little more hammer work, it isnt easy for me at all yet and working with textures tricky. It is interesting seeing how much should be modelled vs textures and such.Then to finish off - a heaps…


Day18 DG and some Hexagon thinking

read through the DG issue (issue 126 that Susie was sent) and it has some great stuff in there from various artists. The 3D guy (Pjero) used Bryce originally and now uses Vue5 and PoserPP. I will…


Day17 Hammer and sketching

Did the intro tutes for hammer and it was all coming back to me. Hammer is pretty good and very fast using the built-in textures etc. I will have to do some more work on how to get them to wrap…


Day16 burning crusade and more

WoW expansion installed and running - blood elves are very nice. Got it for $49.95 from Target actually (updated expenditure spreadsheet)Did some painting of my Ork dread while watching the whole of…


Day15 bits

Still havent got my WoW expansion yet - but it will come.Started to look for an acredited course I can do in an application against the work $200K pool.Found out more bits from Russell - I think a…


Day14 GarysMod time

Following the tute and some info from Russell, purchased garysmod for HL2 ($10US) and installed the HL2 SDK. His tute is tough going and it didnt quite come together at the end - lots of errors and…


Day13 HL2 fun on the horizon

Didnt do anything productive today (work and visitors).But did start emailing Russell Lowe a new design academic that will join FBE who's initial software requests are UT2004 and HL2 plus a series of…


Day12 max pawn

did the very first built in max tute - lathing the pawn - amazing how quickly you forget the details when you arent using it alot. The simple things like Alt-W to max a viewport etc. Felt good to…


Day11 WoW and Rayshade memories

Just a good bit of chatting and some WoW playing. The cinematic trailor for the Burning Crusade is inspirational - how do they do it? Imagine if Blizzard put a full movie together of that quality.…


Day10 t-shirts

Added a 3rd t-shirt to the mix - this time for Alicia. So rather than the dino-hand it was a flying-unicorn-hand instead and together they all looked super. re-installed HL2 for modding - it is a…


Day9 t-shirts come to life

Created 2 t-shirts using the dino-hand design - they look great. Got in a few spots of WoW as well for good measure.[journeytime = 1.5 hours]


Day8 Flushed Away and sketching

Went in and saw Flushed Away at the cinema. Some of the characterisation was really beautiful, I loved the female characters alot and there was a gag/reference a second. They did a good job of…


Day7 t-shirt sketches and a little gaming

Woden and Hobbes are after a hand-drawn t-shirt. We only have black - so something cartoony is called for. Dinosaurs seem to be what is wanted, Wodey I havent got something that he is happy with yet…


Day6 lotsa logos

I created a bunch more logos for Eleanor and Geoff all expanding on the theme and some of them are nice and elegant while conveying the ideas and themeology they were after. Not sure what Geoff…