Friday, December 19, 2008

Compositing Assignment



For my Renderman class we had to build something in 3d and then compose it into a real picture. I wanted to make it as simple as possible, but instead I ended up with something that I am quite proud of, even if I am color-blind. ;)

Robot Wall Jump

Hi everyone,

Continuing my bi-annual tradition, here is another post on my blog.


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Yay for bad compression! Let me just tell you how many ugly conversions this had to go through:

Playblasted from maya to iff -> Converted from iff to jpeg with XnView -> Converted jpeg sequence to Quicktime mov with ffmpeg -> Converted from Quicktime mov to .flv format on blogger.

Ugh, that's 5 conversions. Maybe instead of doing it all from the Linux command-line I should just use Adobe After Effects.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Post! A Post! We've Really Got a Post Hey!



Hey! I posted! It's not that I'm not doing anything, it's that I'm not doing anything worthy of putting up on a artistic blog. Most of what I do is technical these days, and between my job, trying to render out Kites, and my steady girlfriend, there isn't time for much artsy fartsy stuff right now. Besides, who reads this thing anyway?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

And you thought I'd forgotten all about it....

Ok, maybe I had.

I've been getting a lot of complaints about me not updating my blog. To all those people: CAN IT!

Just kidding. I'm actually very flattered that there are people that actually look at my blog, let alone want more. SO! Here's a little animation to get us started:


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Monday, December 24, 2007

You know what time it is...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The End of the Bug

After a long and perilous six-week struggle with the all-powerful gods of Maya, I have been bestowed with two images worthy to be regarded as "the fruit of my labors". Peer mortals, and behold, the epic result of an unearthly conflict, formed in belly of the foundations of the earth, and the majesty of the stars:



- James

Monday, December 10, 2007

UV Mapping Fun

Well, all of us in our Sophmore class is working our butts off to get our bugs done, and boy, it's turning out to be harder than anyone expected. But imagine my surprise when I split my neck UV map and it turned out to be as adorable as this:

Aww, cute ain't it? A daddy swan and a mommy swan, all inexplicibly generated from my bug's UV map, no touching up with Photoshop or anything. I can't help but wonder what kind of message Maya is trying to send to me...

- James

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