Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowmiser speedsculpt

More zbrush sketching, trying to keep them to an hour or less, this is under 1 hour. Claybuild-up, flatten, dynamesh, claytubes brushes are used for this 1.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

45 minute speedsculpt

I think I should have stopped about 1/2 way through, feels like I destroyed some good forms.....Luckily it's just a quick sketch :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Digital-Tutors: Mixed Modeling Techniques in 3ds Max 2012 with Todd Daniele

I just finished working on my 1st training video for Digital-Tutors, the premier training site for digital artists. In the video I outline various modeling techniques within 3ds Max 2012 while building a detailed model of a steam locomotive.
For those of you that are interested in checking it out here is the link:
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cowgirl sculpt is back ;)

I had a little time to work on this again, updated her anatomy/face, and hair. Hopefully I can take this to another level with more work.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Planes of the Head-Zbrush sculpt test

 Tonight I had some free time, so I watched some amazing traditional sculpting videos on youtube. The techniques I could most relate to were being shown by Philippe Faraut...truly amazing. So in the interest of applying traditional techniques to a CG sculpt, I sketched this out following 1 of Phillipe's videos and did a little experiment with planar analysis based on a casting he sells on his website.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Einstein.....ish speed sculpt

Did this 1 last night, zsphere/zsphere2 base. I think it still needs a little more work.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Snape speed sculpt

Around 1:45 to attempt to get a likeness of Snape from HP. Still need to get quicker......

Sunday, May 8, 2011

2nd session with Gobber

had some time to continue with the Gobber sculpt, roughly2.5 to 3 hours so far.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gobber-quick speedsculpt

Watched "How to Train your Dragon" tonight......here is a very quick speedsculpt of Gobber. 1 hour 20 minutes, not sure if I am going to refine him more or move on.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Character Speed sculpt

This was fun, based this on a sketch by a colleague of mine, Eugen Sasu. Started with zspheres, then right to sculpting. His hands, feet and clothes still need quite a bit more work, but I really like the style of this guy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Speed Sculpt.....it's been too long!

 I had a little free time tonight, so after seeing a few videos of people using zsphere2 to build base meshes I gave it a go. For the uninitiated, TRY IT! Unbelievably fast to work with. Start with a regular z-sphere armature, then use the z-sphere 2 brushes to build some mass on the base. Once converted you will have a great starting point in minutes. He is built in several sections right now, but eventually will be 1 mesh. Clothing base meshes created in 3ds max with Wrapit(awesome set of tools!) I GoZ'd the torso and legs to 3ds then created the new meshes right over the imported parts.
My caricatures are always inspired by real world characters, this guy is no different. Based on some people I know and the idea of what the Jersey Shore guys might look like in 20 years. :) I am hoping I can develop this much more.

Thanks for viewing!