Saturday, November 27, 2010

Torii Model

A Japanese Torii modeled as my Hero Prop for my exterior assignment in Maya.

I still want to add a rope with some charms hanging. They need to be textured.

A quick look at the diffuse map for the Torii.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Liz K

A painting of my wonderful girlfriend Liz done for my Photoshop class. Still needs some work, but it will get there.

You can find some of her great works at her Blogspot!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quintet of Quigley

(But there's really 10)

For some reason I find myself drawing my good friend Mark Quigley during class... there's just something about that guy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Final Render

Tried to tweak the lighting... I'm content with this result.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spray my Bottle Orange

A quick stil llife done in Photoshop for my CG201 course. This was a quick study of color.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


After many months of inactivity, I've stumbled across and rediscovered my existing blog. I feel disappointed in letting it sit and gather dust... So, here's a peek into what I've been conjuring up in my Intro to Maya course.

We were tasked with creating a interior scene within Maya.

This is my quick little concept sketch idea of a old, tagged and dirty public restroom.

I then took the concept and made a quick low-poly rough in of all the objects.

After finishing the low-poly models, I painted right over the top to get a quick idea of my "Look and Feel" I wanted to give the scene.

I then took a while to build up some high-poly models and tweaked the scene to add a little more interest. I then rendered out the Ambient Occlusion.

After tediously unwrapping all my UV's I took a good week to create the texture maps for my scene. Including some Normal maps with the nifty Nvidia Photoshop plug-in and some Specular maps.

I then worked with the lighting to get the overall feel I wanted.

Finally, I overlay the Ambient Occlusion and brighten the scene just a smidgen.

I'm still tweaking the light with my Maya professor, but I'll make sure to upload the final render next week~!

I plan on updating this blog weekly with my adventures into the art world... so make sure you check back~ :D