Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Finished Skyline Toy Renders & An Old Hippie Gets A Last Stand

Ended up redoing that horrid box for the Skyline. Could still use a few tweaks, but I have more important matters to attend to at the moment, so I'll come back to it later. Until further notice though, I'll be referring to it as done.

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Another thing I've done recently was revive an old project of a member at SimplyMaya. His username was OldHippieTom, we only chatted a small bit, but he was a great guy, all around. He passed away some time this March (2011). When I saw this in the resources area, I couldn't help but give it a bit of a last stand. They aren't great, as there were some problems between the model and the rendering program that I don't really have the knowledge to overcome, but I'm sure he would've liked the gesture.



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Here are some links some of his work aswell, he was a pretty damn good modeler/renderer/texturer.



http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33907

http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33723

http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31260

http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24230

http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22856

Saturday, 10 September 2011

An update to the Skyline project.

The whole idea for the Skyline was never for it to be a full sized car, it was intended to be a die cast model. Didn't go too well though when I set up the renders and that. But now I've gone back to the toy idea and decided to make it into a remote controlled car.

I'm going to make a full scene for it, on a table and all, but for now, I have made a quick mock-up of a box for it, along with the Styrofoam packaging it would come with.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

A New, More Obscene, Grenade Cologne.

I wasn't happy at all with the other texture, so I had another crack at it. So, I'm totally happy with it, and it's obscenities now.

Realtime render is running for the final shots, will give each one 30 minutes or so, don't want to leave it too long this time. But here's a preview.

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EDIT: Got the final images now.

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Grenade Cologne.

Make 'em wet, then make 'em dead. A SimplyMaya member suggested that I do this, so I gave it a shot. I'm pretty bad at texturing, and not too creative, so it didn't come out too great. Also didn't get the colours I wanted, but oh well.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I've created a Facebook Page. And made a better beer grenade.

I've created a Facebook page in an attempt to get the attention I crave. You can see it in the link below.

I've also spent a few minutes revising the beer grenade. Gave it a proper inside layer of beer and outside of glass.

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Hand Grenade - A Twenty Minute Model

Spent about 20 minutes modeling this, after seeing a video posted by a user at SimplyMaya . It's not any particular model of grenade, just a generally grenadey looking thing.

 Did the renders in KeyShot, though the program doesn't seem to like me anymore, and proper rendering doesn't work, so these are just screenshots from the realtime rendering after it's sat for about an hour for each shot.

And yeh, I did a beer grenade for fun, and to see if KS's liquid materials were any good. Which I think they are.

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