Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sock King Rig

Finished off the Sock King's rig after ditching the troublesome gauntlets in favour of good old leather. Here's a screen of the rig, and a few quick tests with basics textures and lighting.

Sock King Rig

Test Poses (w.i.p)



Monday, 16 November 2009

Long Live The Sock King!

Finished the model for the Sock King character in Underwar. Just posting a couple of quick screens before he gets UV'd.





Thursday, 12 November 2009

Boxer Shorts

Finished off the model for the boxer shorts character in Underwar, as with everything it'll probably get tweaked before I sign it off for good, but here's a few images of how it stands at the moment.




Friday, 6 November 2009

Generic Sock Model

Just finished off the model for the generic sock character, it'll probably get tweaked a little before I sign it off for good but I'm pretty happy with it for now. I'll be modifying an earlier version of this model to create the other sock characters.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Sock Horse

Finished off the sock model and got him rigged over the last few days, took a couple of goes to get it right but I'm pretty happy with it for now. To test the rig and to dust off my animation hat, I've made a start at a walk cycle. Still needs refinement but the basic mechanics and timings are there.


Sock Horse Rig
(Apologies for the image quality, MS paint is a poor substitute for Photoshop)

Sock Horse Walk Cycle (w.i.p)
video



video

Friday, 9 October 2009

Weapons!

Spent the past couple of days modelling a selection of weapons for Underwar. They're all pretty low-poly at the moment and will feature mostly in the crowd scenes, any 'hero' weapons will have a bit more detail in them. These are just screen shots, so they're not great quality.


Line up of current weapons


Render of morning star with basic shaders

Lightsaber!

Render of the lightsaber glow against a background







Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sock Rig

Just finished the rig for the generic pants, needs a few tweaks and at least one more special blendshape but it's pretty much there.


Finished Rig



Face Blendshape Poses


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Showreel!

Finally got my showreel all put together and finished!

http://www.vimeo.com/6573714

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Pants!

Finally finished the model for UnderWar's generic pants character. Got the blendshapes done too, but I'll post them once I've got the rig done as well.

Concept Art - Mark Haldane
Finished Model

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Sock Horse w.i.p

Just another quick post to try and get in the habit of updating this bad boy. A few screens of my current task; modelling the sock horse character for UnderWar. (It's still low-res, mirrored, proxy geometry, so there's a bit of a seam down his back for now)


Concept Artwork - Mark Haldane

3d model - work in progress


Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sock Wizard

Just a few screens of the second character to be finished for UnderWar.

Concept Art - Mark Haldane



Finished Model


Finished Rig


Screen from an animation test, very much a work-in-progress

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Other Projects

Just a few quick links to work I've done on currently finished projects.

www.happyduckling.co.uk

The Happy Duckling - Mainly worked on lighting and rendering for this, alongside general troubleshooting for everything that broke.

http://imaging.dundee.ac.uk/animation/3hirty6ix.html

3hirty 6ix - Did all the character rigging and setup for this and all the effects work: particle steam/sparks/glows and rigid body simulations.

http://imaging.dundee.ac.uk/animation/bigtimesuperhero.html

Big Time Superhero - Character rigging and set up again, as well as 3D fluid simulations for the shop explosions and rigid body simulations for the various breaking windows.

http://imaging.dundee.ac.uk/animation


Assorted Work - I did various bits and pieces for other films from this years degree show. All the films, regardless of my involvement or not, are worth a watch!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Woo! Blog!

I had intended for the first post on here to be my finished shiny animatic for Underwar, but after fighting with smedge for the past 4 hours; it's only starting to render now and so won't be finished till the wee hours, and I've put off posting something on here for long enough. Anyway, here it is! My first post - Just a few screens of the sock troll character from concept art, to finished maya rig.

Concept art - Mark Haldane


Finished Model

Finished Rig

A couple of test poses