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…


Day5 Logos

Got to do a bunch of logo work for GeoffP using an ititial brief from Eleanor and then stretching the boundaries. The logo is for his psychologist practice and they were after surfing and australian…


Day4 sketching

Relies over - so didnt get to do much.Did some sketching while the kids played games and am happy with my knight and superheroes.[journeytime = 1 hour]


Day3 New desk and ergonomics

Got a new desk and shelf unit so my ergonomics should be better now. Will look for a new chair next time to complete the set.I didnt get alot else done today with Rellies over.[journeytime = 1 hour]


Day2 Sketching and bits

Did a few more sketches and got another viewing of Matrix Revultions in. Read a little of the Max bible and looked up some more on lifedrawing classes. I had a browse through some online power and…


Day1 sketching with the matrix

Not alot of progress today but a fun start to the blog.I did 4 small pages of pencil sketches while watching the Matrix 2 and 3.These are inspired films for their deeper thinking and their multimedia…


Day0 Key Learning Indicators

SOFTWARE SKILLS 3DS Max DAZ/Poser Bryce/Vue Photoshop AfterEffects Flash Illustrator HalfLife2 Maya and others HARDWARE Laptop/Desktop/XP/Vista/Mac Scanner, Digicam Graphics Tablet DESIGN…


Day0

The blog is up and running and the Journey can now be recorded here.Where I am upto: 3DS Max 8 is installed and running nicely and I have worked through in some fashion to chapter 18 of the Max8…