Friday, 27 March 2009

WWF Concept stuffs...

I've been working hard on this WWF commercial I keep talking about, and I've produced some test renders of my 3D backgrounds I thought you guys would get a kick out of seeing.

Here are some rough concepts of my Ocean scene and my African Plains scene. The African scene is gonna have trees inserted into it eventually.

I'm not the best with 3DStudio Max, but I like using it, so heres some simple environment tests I put together.

Its my first proper use of Bump-Mapping too, and I think I'm kind of mixed on the results.

Crits welcome.

Ocean Scene

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African Plains Scene

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

2D/3D Compositing...

Hey, me again.

Been working on compositing 2D flash animated characters into 3DStudio Max, so thought I'd share some of my results with you nice folks.

Here is a test render I've done, in the actual animation, the blue monster is on a repeating walk cycle, and the water shimmers and flows along a current, with numerous reflections and stuff going on.

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I'm testing as I'm including this kind of 3D/2D composition for the WWF TV commercial I mentioned in a previous post.

Credits: Blue Monster walk cycle - Sam "FargelEX" Miller.
Rest: Me.


Friday, 13 March 2009

The Rasslin' Business...

Hey, thought I'd share this with you.

I was recently commissioned to create an entrance way for a UK Wrestling promotion, and unfortunately, I was unavailable to attend the debut of my handywork, due to other working commitments.

So, using the power of imagination, a nice little program called 3D Studio Max and very limited 3D modeling skills, I made my own little version, so I could see what it might look like.

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Entrance way, Wrestling Ring, flooring, room and lighting all done (poorly) by me.

Crits very welcome.


Saturday, 7 March 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Well, last night, I did.

It was my girlfriends birthday, and as we're both fans of the book (With me being a HUGE fan), it seemed serendipitous that one our personal all-time must see movies would fall on such a date. Lucky us. So after making an hour drive in just under 20 minutes (Due to an until last night unknown bypass), buying up our popcorn and Ice Blast slushies, we hit the theater, and for 2 1/2 hours, I was in pure comic book heaven.

As for the flick, I'm not going to go in to anything much, as I don't want to spoil anything for those interested in seeing it, but I'll just say this:


I'll being seeing it a few more times too.

The DVD is released in July, with 3 versions rumoured. July is going to be an expensive month...


Monday, 2 March 2009



I've been working on some concept stuff for a TV commercial for the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), and I thought I'd share some of it with you.

Its about protecting endangered species and is supposed to look like a child has drawn it, using wax crayons.

Here is a rough colour and style test I performed based on a Tiger character which will be in the final commercial.

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And feedback is more than welcome, in fact, its encouraged:)