Saturday, December 4, 2010

render test

video

stand in modeled character will be replaced by a live action actor eventually

Thursday, December 2, 2010

inside the apartment building

Starting to put together and texture/light the apartment


The Hallway is coming along well, Ill still need to add alot more detail to make it look run down








Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some progress on my street

Just some screenshots of some progress. I still have to finish texturing adn modeling the rest of the buildings.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Animatic

My Animatic is finally finished!

U can watch it here, but it would probably be better quality to watch it on youtube here

video

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ive begun modeling my soldier character. Modeling is almost complete, but then im taking it into Zbrush.

not yet modeled... but this is jsut an idea for the gun I will probably use for the soldiers to have.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Texturing City

Ive begun texturing! its not what im best at, but im happy to see things begining to take shape.
Ive started texturing and refrenceing in the final street props for my city scene, then this week ill need to touch up modeling and start texturing on the buildings themselves.

Think i need to turn down teh bump map on the trash bags a bit but I like how these are turning out.

The matte painting in the BG is jsut a stand in until i make/find something better.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Model Adjustments to the bug-bot

Decided the body of my robot character was a bit boring before, and definetly could have been alot scarier. So I made a few adjustments, and here is what i got.


Leave any feedback! I wanna make sure this guy is as scary/creepy as possible.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Set Building

Starting to build the set for the city/ street scenes

Ill be happy when this is all done! Texturing isnt my favorite thing in the world... but when it isss done, then i can start playing with lighting and render settings!

heres a layout of the city street where the ending street battle takes place

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Havn't had time to post much up here lately. I've been busy working on my storyboard cuz i recently revised and changed alot of my story. Hopefully I can have that finished by next week and get it up here to share.

Anyway, here is a watchtower I modeled today



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Animation Test

This is a quick test render of the rigged bug drone character. Im pretty happy with how its looking so far.



video

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ive begun modeling various Props for my film.


Most of these Props are all items that will be located on the city street (Street light, signs, trash cans, dumpster) and various kinds of barricades and fences.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

So I should probibly be spending my time modeling otehr things and fixing my board... but instead I decided to work more on this guy cuz Im jsut excited to almost have him finished!

The Arms are all now rigged adn functional. The next step is to set driven keys for the claws to open and close. Then hes pretty much finished!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The modeling for my bug-drone robot thing is finished! the next step for him is to do the rigging. Looking forward to being able to animate with it :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here are a few early looks at my progress in making the robots/battle mechs for my film. These will be in my film's battle sequence and a chase scene.

A) Concept sketch of Mech Walker

B+C) Modeling Mech Walker in Maya


D) Early modeling and texture/render test of Bug Drone




Hi There!

Soooo it begins......
Senior year is underway, and I've already tried getting a good head start on my thesis. Its already the second week of school and May seems far away, but I know it will creep up fast. Over the next coming months I'll be using this blog to post updates on my progress and share things from my thesis. I'm really excited to start working!!! I just hope I can keep that same enthusiasm for the rest of the year.
Please feel free to always leave comments and critiques of whatever I post. An outsiders perspective is always helpful, and I wanna make sure I'm doing my best.

Thanks!
-Spencer