Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Back for round 2 of posting. Alas no thesis updates.... I'm thinking about making a blog specifically for my thesis. so keep a heads up for that. you'll prolly recieve an email when its ready for launch.

Papa Noel gave me a beard for christmas. He made me promise not to shave till thesis output. And thus The League of Extraordinary Thesis Beards was born.

current members:

Tyler Heckman
Zhenting Zhou
Chris Meek
Sashdy Arvelo - newest member

to commemorate the leagues origin I posted pics of how the beard is doing....
Tested out the disintegrating tree technique. Thanks to Meek and Nico for pointing on the UV problem. Had a nice little chat with Svenom today. And my thesis progress got some "good" reception; if that is worth anything other than a false sense of security. Life is good.

Some cartoons I grew up on as a kid. Classic gold!

Venture On!

League of Super Evil!
- channel surfed onto this 3d cartoon one day. it's grown on me ever since. maybe becuse the hero is a psuedo Grim!

SSS tutorial and theory

50 top game developers of 2009

Animation Backgrounds - a personal favorite (shout out to jennings for showing me it awhile ago)

The Area
- a decent site that has me coming back for the tutorials

LuGher 3d
- bunch of shading and lighting resources

Tiny Inventions - I forget why I book marked this to be honest..

best DIY projects of 2009

61 free apps
-( double post?)

BEST ROAD TRIPs GUIDE - drives of a lifetime

13 easy tools to build a free site

Making of NEOsitrin - watch the original clip here

motion builder tutorials

Speaking of Aniamtion :
interviews and podcast like " animation podcast"

Carlos Baena - yall should know

4mm games

another sss tutorial

CG and FX site

lighting tuts GI and FG

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good to be back

So after much encouragement from my fans ( Jesse and Sven I'm looking at you) I decided to get back into my posting regimen. This post won't have any thesis updates. You'll have to wait for the next one as videos are currently being uploaded.

Only big things yall missed out on are ...

- I am now an uncle.

... thus ends the big things you've missed out on.

but to tide you over heres what you've been missing with the Ballbarians.

and heres all the sweet links I've found during my posting hiatus.

Venture On!

making interlocking gears

10 alternative to itunes

33 type effects in photoshop

22 worthy of addiction flash games

awesome CSS resource

61 amazing free apps

10 torrent search sites

great advice about bettering yourself as an artist, professional, and a person

character design blog

great interview with 6 top directors (Kathryn Bigelow, left, Lee Daniels, Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron and Jason Reitman)

5 second project contests

want to learn anything about finance? check investopedia

99 best free games of 2009


AMAZING cartoon - roger rabbit's "Something Cooking"

physical sun and sky tut.. for what its worth

more lighting tutorials

- shout out to jesse for this

tricks to make windows 7 even better

power users guide to video encoding with handbrake

cube craft

LOGO design process tutorial from start to finish

Lots more to come.