This year, the 3D Lighting final project yielded such great results! The instructions were simple, to create an image of “Home” whilst taking visual inspiration from any one of the following artists: Edward Hopper, Paul … Continue reading Graduate 3D Lighting Gallery 2017
The Character Mosaic Project aims to increase representation of minorities and under served populations by making a number of ethnically accurate characters available online. The hope is to encourage animators and artists to produce more … Continue reading The Character Mosaic Project
I enjoy building specific characters for my classes to help them practice visualizing animations for a variety of characters. This includes different types of ball rigs, a squirrel rig (basically a ball rig with a … Continue reading Bob Walk Animation
Every year, my intro to 3D modeling class directs the creation of a hybridized character as we explore how to model organic creatures. After about 5 years of classes, I seem to have built up … Continue reading Fear the Mascot: Ribbon Spine
One of the best exercises for a 3D rigger/animator. Studying the human form is a relaxing and fun pastime that I always try to make time for. I’ve been quite sporadic over the past 2 … Continue reading Live Figure Drawing – recent
Well! It was a wild and crazy ride making this film, which combined 2D, 3D and live production shots. We worked with so many artists to successfully integrate all three mediums together and make a … Continue reading Iroquois Creation Story – Accolades
Just exploring Mental Ray for Maya 2017 and seeing where I ended up with caustics.
The Iroquois Creation Story combined 2D, 3D and live film footage in one space, but ultimately we ended up creating the majority of our characters in 3D. As we had not initially planned for many … Continue reading Iroquois Creation Story Rigs Demo
The 3D Lighting and Rendering class has an undergraduate equivalent alongside the graduate section. I find that it adds a richness to the classroom environment for students to interact across project requirements and grade level. … Continue reading 2017 Spring 3D Lighting – Full Class
The first demo for our Lighting class of the year. I collected all of the in-progress renders to show the development of the scene.