Introducing: Mr. Crow…John Crow

So this is the last character I will need for my little story…Mr. John Crow. He may or may not be coming for your soul, but if he is, he will be as unnervingly polite about it as possible. He’s pretty much your standard “death” character, but I stayed away from the “grim reaper” look…

JOLLY BUS: DUN!

I had finished this some weeks back….As a matter of fact it was part of a slideshow at Animae Caribe Jamaica. I had tried to convince myself that it wasn’t finished. I wanted to add a few tourists, a smoking bus driver and a lazy mongrel sitting around. However, after all the time that has…

UPGRADE!

Wow..I have been SCARCE!!! Don’t worry, I haven’t fallen off the planet or anything. I have just been incredibly busy. I was doing a flow commercial, trying to help get an animation festival going (which didn’t happen…but hopefully, still will), had to go to Montego Bay for a few days where I was SUPPOSED to…

COUNTRY BUS (Part 2)

So I finally got around to finish MOST of the texturing on the country bus. Now…it still isn’t finished… 1. I want to add fruits, veggies and sacks and “crokus bags” (or however it’s spelled) on  the roof of the bus where they’d usually be stored and carried. 2. I still need to work on…

RICKETY JAMAICAN COUNTRY BUS

Now, I’ve been pretty busy TRYING to get this animated short project going so, ppl have been on their own. Now, on a facebook 3D community page, it was great to see that someone had suggested creating a monthly modeling  challenge….so the first challenge was “Jolly Bus”. Basically it was to do a 3D model…

INSPIRATION: Pixar’s Austin Madison

So, I ran across this in my facebook feed…someone had posted it as a blog, so I went and googled for the original source. I found it very moving and inspiring, because, believe it or not…I have my down days too…days when  feel like I am just not good enough. It’s things like this that…

Boris and Bird

So…It’s been hectic for me recently. Between work, this project, planning for an important event and preparing to travel, I’ve been a mess. I am currently in New York visiting family and trying to take the opportunity to relax. Just before I left, I managed to finish the rig for the little Hummingbird character, so…

MOLLY: The Rig

So I think I’m finally finished with the rig for Molly. Just a few more minor tweaks and I’m DONE. Usually I do a face test with lip sync, but I do not yet have a “voice” for her. I need someone who can do a child REALLY well. Maybe I’ll do a stand in…

MOLLY: Face Fixes

So I have realized one thing about making a child character: the potential for it to look creepy as hell once you rig the face and start morphing between blendshapes. I had a whole lot of tweaking to do one the skin weights as well to make the blendshapes for the face mesh well and…

PAPERCRAFT PRIME (Part 7) FINISHED!!

IT’S…ALIIIIIVE!!!!! *cue lightning* Ok, so It’s not technically alive…but it is complete! Late Friday night, I tarried on into the wee hours of Saturday morning and completed the papercraft Optimus Prime head, marking exactly one week since starting. It’s almost sad in a way…I had such fun putting it together, and looking at it now,…

PAPERCRAFT PRIME (Part 6)

Shenanigans! Sorry I took so long to post this…but today was a busy day. I couldn’t upload the stuff from Wednesday night I had a commercial to finish tweaking and a load of errands to run….Not to Mention that I got dragged out to a Tech confrence at like, the last minute….Which left me no time…

PAPERCRAFT PRIME (Part 5)

So yesterday I didn’t get much done. I had a lot of work to do….you know…PAYING work. So I had to prioritize. I was even cutting out bits during a skype meeting with some designers *snicker…giggle* SO…Where was I? Oh yes..I was here: So yesterday. I decided to tackle the very tiny blue vents on…