Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rigging and a Halloween Wedding

Redid my IKspine, FKspine, BINDarm, IKarm, and FK arm rigs for Chubby. Learned a ton more in the process. Have my IK leg in the rig but is hidden in the pics. Every time I rig I fall in love with it more and more. Really going to see where it takes me. Would love to learn more than the basics of rigging such as the coding and using utility nodes. ( other than the mult/div for the bind arm rig) Feels like I've been asking TOO many questions to people, maybe everyone is edgy this week. Will carry on my g-pa ''monsterness'' for a few days in my batcave.
Looking forward to this weekend. Going to MD to be in a wedding. Congrats Dave Rock! The group is dressing up as Mario Bros. characters for post-rehearsal dinner since it is on Oct. 31. Bought most of the elements to create the costumes tomorrow at short hills. Ashley is princess peach, I'm mario (with an authentic mustache), Teddy is Luigi, Rex is Toad, Leung is Yoshi (hard costume to pull off), and Phil is Wario. Worried that so many days away from maya is going to take a large toll on my homework. Setting my priorities for class/hw/: Anim3, Thesis, Modeling, Lighting+Rendering, Devving the Anim Series. Sorry Lisa.
Texting with Stunnah Sven right now. Pretty cool. Nico didn't text me back. Yeah. I called you out. I still love you Stunnah Nico. So cold and lonely in this cave.
p.s. the worst part about running windows on boot camp is I can't do the Mac-apple-shift-4 to do a screen grab. I need to use Windows On-Screen Keyboard to access the PrintScreen function which btw is terrible and hope they fix it in Windows 7.
P.p.s My newest list for my life is what I should be doing with my spare time. I won't go into it, but yeah. It's nuts.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Production Art

The pics with the flower are a bit older. They were done prior to a major story revision. And the ink wash is a version I did prior to the one in the previous post with the outlines. I'm not sure which I like more. 

Thesis Production Art

My 2 year thesis project has been in the works since last spring. Concurrently I am whittling away at my storyboards, my final script, and the production art. Here are some samples. ENjoy!

Lighting midterm

This is my bedroom. Surprisingly spacious for the cost and location in nyc.  These two pieces were rendered  with Maya Software. Overall I'm content with the images. There are some compositional elements I would like to change as well as add more to the room, such as add a brick bump to the wall, add a cord to the tablet, throw in a cell phone, wallet, etc. Maybe I will add to the scene if I reuse the model for my final using Mental Ray. ENjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mushroom Men

Now this being my first post no one out there on the inter-web-o-sphere-o-information-globe knows my passion with mushrooms. I would say it runs in the family, but that would make us sound like we are lawn gnome collecting lunatics. No. I'm not obsessed with mushrooms, they are just  fun to give personality to and hunt for the edible ones.

Before I knew of the Mushroom Men video games (see below) coming out, I had done several illustrations of some mushrooms. Too bad my computer and external HDD both crashed - I lost everything. Luckily I had posted these up on FB so I was able to retrieve them. You'll get to know that crashes picnic frequently in my neck of the woods. ENjoy.

This is a new IP coming out for the Wii and DS. I must say as much as I am not into platformers this game has a ton of potential and is looking pretty on Ninty's little white box that could. One of the highlights of this game is the weapon customization. You are able to pick up a ton of found objs. and mix and match them to create different weapons with different abilities and stats. Keep an eye out for it. Definately a a 3rd party title worthy of atleast a rent and a possible craigslist purchase.