Thursday, March 24, 2011

Transcription: Sneak Peak into Prop Placement

I've started putting props in place - and adding ones where necessary - so far the corner of the kitchen.
It's a Sneak Peak, not much but merely teaser for all you CG fans.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Transcription: Mental Ray Problem?

Hey everyone, I've spent most of today trying to figure out why Mental Ray leaves blotches all over my renders?

I've been using my pre-vis block models for the rendering, just to work out how the lighting will play out.
(Image Below)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Narrative: Character Progress

Right I've rigged and skinned my rocker dude. Now to actually animate / lip synch him to the audio :)

Narrative: Character Progress

Getting there, - this render is 60% of the final look. Props and character will be the blue you see above, the floor will be tiled leather blocks, and we will have full shadows and lighting. More to come shortly..

Narrative: Character Progress

This time i've added feet and hands, and made slight adjustments to the torso, arms and legs.
Next up, the Head.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Narrative: Charcter Modelling Progress

( I Inverted the screenshot in PhotoShop because it gave better presentation. )
More to come.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Narrative: But what happens if I 'don some make-up?

Long story short, KISS are brilliant for their music, their talent and their awesome appearances!
Why not recreate one of those? I'll have a look into this. More to come.

I'm thinking the guy who has the abnormally large tongue, Gene Simmons. (more info on him -HERE-)
(I do realise I have two genre's / types of character, Punk & Rock, but it's all being sorted out ☺)
Yeah so, more to come on this matter.

Narrative: Oh I wish I was a punk rocker.

(without flowers in my hair)

More research on Johnny Napalm;


Right, now we've cleared up what Johnny Napalm looks like, we can move on to what I plan on achieving. My audio is below;

From this we can proudly say that the character speaking is a 'rocker' (you probably guessed from the research I've been doing.) I plan on having a skinny-ish character, quite like Johnny, but he will be much more cartoonised instead of the realist approch.

More coming shortly

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Narrative: Defining My Punk Rocker

Well, I've got a week and a bit left to finish up my Narrative project, and so far I've got this.

But only recently, (end of last week) I've decided to take a full spin around and look back at what I really know about 'punk' / 'rock'.. Guitar Hero, a game of which rockers are united. 
The image above, is of four main characters in Guitar Hero. As you can see, the approach I had before is extremely similar to the guy in the top left.

The main way to get started with character design is to try and figure out how they might look, for this I have some research on body types;

In the end I shall have a fully refined character with turnarounds like below;

Personal Branding: Losing my Phallice

Well.. I've tried long and hard to re-create an awesome logo I had in mind. So enough chit chat, here it is;
There we have it. The smaller logo is as follows;

Thoughts appreciated. Rate, Comment, Hate.

Transcription: The Silence.

The silence comes when you forget what you had been doing. Or even when you forget what you're meant to be doing. You lose track of time and the days, it all passes by so quickly.

Then you realise, you've not got much time left. You carry on trying to get your memories and ideas down. Your battery dies on your laptop several times.

I've been doing a lot of work lately, it will be uploaded shortly, piece by piece, along with the research imagery and notes on the items/props.

But in the mean time, a little teaser, I've been looking further into the Alzheimer's society website and found a series of stories created by people who had cared for sufferers of the Alzheimer's Disease.
This is a link for the stories library.

I've also been working on my Personal Branding even further, to take away from the Phallic like symbolism. More to come in a few posts.