Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The transformation period

So as some of you may already know or not, I will be teaching a texturing and lighting class starting the last week of Aug at LCAD . I love this school and all the passionate teachers and students that are there and am honored to have been given an opportunity teaching there.

With that being said, I have been warming up for my class starting now. I have decided on the fundamentals that I feel are most important to cover and have created a loose syllabus to cover a range of topics and texturing tips. I am now going to use my blog to share these tips and tricks as I am going along to make sure that nothing is missed. The first tip I would like to share is aligning in 3DMax. I had looked far and wide on how to align vertices in Max with the same ease as Maya gives you, but kept only getting Maxscripts or people complaining about the align tool.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP : The align tool is very useful for aligning objects only. If you would like to align vertices or edges, you must select the verts and then choose an axis next to the Make Planar button

Sorry this is so short, but I have to run... I will write something more cohesive and in depth later.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Alright guys... Here is the bear Finished... well minus the wood frame I am putting on tonight.

ANNNNDDDD.... The latest Something Sour Something Sweet.

I am digging this new style and think I have figured out the balance and process that I want to move forward with from here on out for a while. With that said I am officially making this next painting the first of series I have been waiting to do. It is based off of an idea I had a couple of years ago that I always wanted to do and have been storing until the time and process was right and now I am ready to get it out.
Stay tuned.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I never ....

keep up. But perhaps that is from moving cross country twice in the past 6 months.
I got to spend a lot of very much needed time with my family in NJ while working for Digital Embryo creating games. The entire experience was another great leap for me mentally and artistically. I can definitely understand what elders mean now when they say life passes you by so fast. I think what it is, is that each part gets condensed into a scrap book of moments and once it's over it's gone. When I am in the same place for an extended period of time I don't notice it go by much, but with all this traveling and short term experiments I am seeing life in an expedited time frame.

I am still trying to zero in on who I am as a person and perhaps allowing myself to jump into the worlds that my art creates I will find someone I love on the other side.

Here are 2 pieces that I created since being home. They were both experiments with mediums so that I can try and find where I feel most comfortable. I am on a third piece now and I am so far labeling it as the piece that showed me what I DIDN'T like..

This bear is not done yet. I am still waiting to try another transfer method tonight.

I can see Machinarium influence all over this piece. It is a fantastic puzzle game, get it! This is where I hang my keys.