Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Billium is done, after MONTHS of crying/cursing maya fur...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More coloring

I'm coming to the end of all my coloring, which feels really good! It willd efinately all be done by the end of November. Next all I have to do if light everything. Then I am going to stop production in the interest of making myself a new reel with all of the pieces that I am most proud of. Anyways, here are some screenshots.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I've colored Charlie!

Here is is with his color map on. The texture is not done, of course... but its nice to have at least this much done.

P.S. Here he is with a quick bump and specular map!

I'm also getting a lot further on the fur for Billium. Here is the  last screen shot I took of him. His feet wont be furry in the end, so please ignore that!

 And lastly, this is a mushroom tree. Isn't it pretty?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Color Tests 2 and 3

The Leafrets and Iadinos in thier natural habitats. Can you tell which is the main charachter versus the background creatures?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Color Test 01

Here is my first color test: that two main characters in their environment:

I am not really a photoshop painter (or any kind of painter for that matter) but now I have the colors down. Next I will work on what the Iadinos (the one eyed creatures) look like together on their home planet and the Leafrets (fuzz balls) on their drums.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Here are some screenshot of my first textures...

Please note that in this strange world, the foliage is purple and the wood is dark green... also I haven't done any lighting or changed any render settings, so things still look a little off... but yeah, there you have it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Charachter Model Complete!

All thats left for Charlie here is to texture him...

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Character Model

I've started modeling the star of my thesis, Charlie. This is what he looks like so far:

And this is the original concept drawing:


P.S. I took some feedback and came out with this.... better or worse?

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Wow, things are serioucly coming along really quickly. I am loving it, and so are my professors. I do need to revisit my animatic a little... but I feel like i really know my story and I know how its going to work out. The beauty of 3d is that I am not locked into a certain camera angle from the start, I can jsut animate, and "discover" the editing that works best for me.

Anyways, here are a few more props that have been completed. One that is even by the sophomore student worker that has been assigned to work for me. She's great. Thanks Caitlin!!!

First, the star props of the show, the taiko drums! Odaiko, shime, and chyu:

And this is a metalic lantern that willhang infront of every house made by Caitlin:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More props

The modeling is coming quick... here are a few more screenshots of my work:

A bridge

The magic portal that transplants our hero

a big stone gate that stands at either end of the alien village

And a few house variations

Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to work

Back to work on my thesis. Pre-production has finally began in full swing. I am now working on a 3D animatic to complimetn the drawn one that I have already posted about... and I have started modeling set pieces, like this lovely pagoda!

Now that I have made it all nice and pretty, I get to go in and age it a bit... I am soexcited to be getting started for real on this project! Its been a year since I was struck with the idea... Now I have 27 weeks until it has to be finished!

The clock is ticking...

P.S. I've also made some standing stone lanterns, check it out!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Final Animatic!

So I have worked on this off and on since January.... all coming down to last wednesday when I came up with this:

the final version of my thesis animatic. It has come a loooong way since the idea first came to me on the drive to camp...

Now I will rest, take a break from this and start up again in the fall. I hope to hit the ground running and start modeling these charachters! (thank god I only have the two)

Enjoy my animatic! I love feedback.