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3D Computer Graphics

 

"Ode to Mickey" was a my entry in CG Talk's Lighting Challenge hosted by Jeremy Birm. I created the lighting, rendering, fluid effects, and the textures for the candles, table, vase, metal, wood, and incense. The models and initial textures were provided for the challenge.

Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Mental Ray, Global Illumination, Final Gather, Fluid Effects


This was a personal lighting and rendering exercise. The lighting was created with Maya Mental Ray using Global Illumination compiled with an occlusion pass. The plane model and plane texturing was purchased for this exercise..

Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Mental Ray, Global Illumination, Occlusion Pass


Meet Edgar, the protagonist to my recreation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", showing in festivals this fall, www.TheTell-TaleHeart.com


Tools: Maya 6.0, 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Specialties: Maya hair, Fluid Effects


The meloncholy living room for "The Tell Tale Heart".




Tools: Maya 6.0, 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Specialties: heavy attention to lighting , Maya fluid effects


For a 3D brochure, a film strip texture compostited and rendered with Mental Ray using HDR image based lighting and an occlusion pass.


Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS,s
Specialties: Mental Ray, HDR image based lighting, occlusion pass


Its amazing what can be created with Google Maps a good 3D software app, and custom created shaders.



Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Mental Ray


"Ka - fire" This is the first of four in a set of Kanji created out of their respective translation.

Tools: Maya 6.0, 7.0, Photoshop 7.0
Specialties: Fluid Effects, occlusion pass


"Kumo - Cloud"




Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Fluid Effects


"Ishi - Stone"




Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Global Illumination, occlusion pass


"Hyou - Ice"




Tools: Maya 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS
Specialties: Global Illumination, caustics, l_glass shader


Believable"practical" lights, provide plausibility and environmental congruency for immerse into Edgar's world.


Tools: Maya 6.0, 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, CS, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Specialties: Maya fluid effects, MEL


Chains rattle in this intro for Celedi Productions.

 



Tools: Maya 5.0, 6.0, Photoshop 7.0, Premiere 6.5


I bet that flower has a lot of tasty pollen!




Tools: 3d Studio Max 4.0, Photoshop 6.0, Premiere 4

 

 

2D Computer Graphics
The concept designs for Edgar in "The Tell Tale Heart" were originally drawn in pencil and then scanned and colorized in Photoshop.
Tools: Photoshop CS


The angry sock is one character from a light hearted short still in its infancy. This concept design was drawn in pencil and scanned into Photoshop for cleanup and colorizing..
Tools: Photoshop CS


Creating an "out of this world" matte painting. Here the San Jose Rosicrucian Museum is converted into alien ruins on a plant surface not of this galaxy.
Tools: Photoshop CS


The "Behind You" poster was created as an exercise in the horror movie motif.
Tools: Photoshop CS

 

Traditional Art

 
"Demonic Smirk" If you find this stranger sleeping next to you on the metro, I recommend you quietly switch cars.
Medium: Clay


The basis of all good human art is understanding human anatomy. At the center of this is the human skull.
Medium: Clay


The "Russian" is a 2 x 3 foot charcoal drawing depicting the human form in complex stance.
Medium: Charcoal


The "Sleeping Lady" was an exercise in foreshortening.
Medium: Charcoal


In "Mile Street", captures the silhouette and lighting contrasts between the sunrise over the ocean and this antiquated town.
( No post color manipulation or color filters were used for this photograph. )
Medium: Photography


"Solitude" attempts to capture the bleakness of these war prison cells.
Medium: Photography


"Early Moon" was a colorful shot with a nice structural perspective.
( No post color manipulation or color filters were used for this photograph. )
Medium: Photography


The start of another day, beginning with a salute at sun rise and a flock of mallards in formation on approach. In a "decisive moment" the opportunity for a particular shot will only present itself once.
( No post color manipulation or color filters were used for this photograph. )
Medium: Photography