Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Another Video.

So, another video for my friends in Seven Freerun, we decided to get some shots of their classes here in Burnham to help promote them a bit more and show off their classes and such. All this footage was from one session, 4:40 worth of video from 129 filmed shots.... It was a lot to go through, but, it gave me something to do :D 

One of the pluses to this is getting to experiment more with After Effects, since they didn't have an opening logo sequence, Ive been trying to work out different techniques to animate it :)
Also learning a few things about my camera as well, one being, it doesn't like low lighting, which is annoying... another being, I should really check my settings before filming so I don't get constant blurring of the Auto Focusing, damn technology!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Meteor Shower Inspiration

After hearing the possibility of a meteor shower in the UK, i felt obliged to look upwards whilst walking home, I saw no shower, but the sky was incredible... So I felt a meteor inspired drawing was in order.
After taking my place at the patio door with my laptop, tablet, carton of orange juice and cats jumping past me; all lights were dimmed and headphones were put in. This is the creation of about 2 hours work.. I enjoyed messing around with the colours, I'm not normally one for colourful pieces. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Song Inspiration

So, listening back to a previous band that had disappeared to the back of my mind, I heard one song that instantly put an image in my mind, so, I had to draw it :)

And the song that set off the idea:

A Little Summer Editing

This year, some friends of mine started a Freerunning/Parkour company to teach the local kids and do gigs and such. Luckily for me, they wanted some videos done to show their progression and help advertise themselves a bit more.
On Wednesday, I sent Tom out with my camera to do some tester shots and just mess about to see the capabilities of my camera. Although the clips that were filmed weren't really done to be made into a 5 minute video, I done it anyway. 
So, after a few days of messing around with the arrangements and trying to find enough footage to fit the song, it has finally all come together in a decent enough way. 
Hopefully we get a few more video adventures before I leave again because I found this rather entertaining!

I hope for more videos to follow where I can shoot some awesome stuff for these guys! None of it is serious, it's just a little fun for them and for me. So, heres the video:

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Llama Craze..

So, after getting bored of watching a D&D game, I drew a Llama.. Quick 10 minute sketch :)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Crazy Bird Jester Man..

It feels far too long since I have actually painted something just for fun. After finishing the last project I felt I should go back to a painting I started last summer but got tired of because I felt the task too big. A year on, and I've managed to finish it (Sort of) Still some tweaking but it's getting there.

I may possibly look into modelling this dude at some point during the summer. 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Maya Tutorial Check List

Intro to Maya:

Lighting:  (all 5)


Character Animation: cycle.html



Visual Effects 1:

Visual Effects 2:

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Maya Tutorials: Lighting

House Midday 

House Sunset

House Night Time

House Romantic

House Interior 

Maya Tutorials: Double Sided Shaders

Maya Tutorials: Leg Piston

Maya Tutorials: Ulitlities & Shading Networks: Sampler Info Node (Transparency)

Maya Tutorials: Santa Hat

Maya Tutorials: Fox

Maya Tutorials: Eye Rig

Maya Tutorials: Can Exchange

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Unit 4: Cell Cycle of a Eukaryotic Cell Animation

Unit 4: Pipeline

Render Passes:

Normal Cell 1: 

Ambient Render Cell 1: 

Beauty Render Cell 1:

Normal Cell 2:

Ambient Render Cell 2:

Beauty Render Cell 2:

Normal Cell 3:

Ambient Render Cell 3:

Beauty Render Cell 3: 

Cells Textured:
Cells Wireframe:

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Unit 4: Cell Texturing Renders

Applying the texture to all 3 cells and using a bit of lighting to work out some colours etc.