Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mr. Orc is here.

He's really starting to come along. I never knew hand painting textures would be this much fun!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hello puppet

Hey guys, haven't updated in awhile.
Working on a Orc now and also reposing the Spawn.
Please give me some critiques I can work with.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back from Vacay!

Got back and ready to model again. Filled up with more energy now. Trying to get these lazyness off me. Here's just a image for updates. Now to do the capes, and ammos, bombs, armors, etc.... God... .hahaha.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Spawn version 2

The response of the older spawn was bad so I started over again.
Pushing the anatomy and the details a whole lot this time. Taking longer than I expected it to be(1.5weeks). Almost 2 weeks now. Man.. I gotta get this done but hey, quality first right?
I'm learning alot though. Especially from animators like Joe and Neth. With their help I was able to get the pose better. ALOT better actually. Getting better response this time so I guess I'm going the right direction. I'll keep pushing.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Restarting Spawn

This is sad news... My mentor just tore me a new one about the spawn model itself.
Basically I have to restart my spawn model. Guess it's a good thing for the future but man... having to restart this bitch is a BITCH. Whatever... I'm happy I don't have to stress about texturing, lighting, and mapping. Finally get to a model character again. I'm trying my best to look at this as a positive thing. I'll have the enhanced Spawn model within 1.5 weeks of pure modeling spree. Until then fellas, I'm going in my zombie mode. See you then!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Problems after problems after problems

God... There's just so much trouble shooting when it comes to rendering...
Before this I had to format my computer again due to some issues. Mac Pro doens't like any kind of windows so I had to find a specific one. Then I install the damn thing and maya. I tried rendering but it gives me bunch of fatal errors saying I'm running out of memory. So I have to downsize everything to a minimum which means I lose quality of the piece. Then I have to apply more different kind of maps if I want to keep the details. Test render, crash, test render, crash. So fucking frustrating! I attached the guns on the lowrez model of the spawn. I think way better than the pistol and chain from before.
It's not just modeling. I wish I can just model and voila, I'm done. But then I wouldn't get hired if I did that... lol. Model > Texture > Create maps > Light > test render > Render. Each > takes so much knowledge and time. Need to understand the progress on what works and what doesn't.
It looks as if this thing should be a easy joyride but damn... so many troubleshooting on the way.
This would be much easier if Mental Ray stopped crashing on me everytime I render...

That was rant. GAH! I should move on to Renderman.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New toys for Mr. Spawn

The tiny pistol wasn't just bringing out Spawn's personality. So made 2 new big guns for him to hold. Haven't smoothed out or textured but the modeling part is done. Now I gotta open up the UVs, Texture all the parts, Make edges so they make clear hard edges. Sigh... so much more to modeling than just... modeling. I hope these guns look sweet next to spawn. =P

I fixed the proportion of his body. I made his legs longer since most of the critiques were saying my legs were short. Looks better now. I'll post some new shots later.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Patience, Dedication, and Self Dicipline

Lately I've been doing alot of self study. Thanks to my friend Katie, I was able to make a organize notebook for myself. Basically I'm writing my own Modeling book. It's filling up quite nicely. This Spawn model will be finished soon. I can see the end of it. Things are falling into place and I just have to polish it. I don't think it's going to look the quality that I wanted it to get to. I just need more experience with this stuff.
Lighting to study now... also some more indepth texture painting.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Man, there's just so much to study in the modeling field... I thought just learning to sculpt was my job but damn... It goes on. Shading, Lighting, etc...
I FINALLY figured out how to use alphas for detailing in Zbrush today... Man... I was so happy!
I never knew how to do those details all these 3D artists made with Zbrush... now I know!

Learned something new today. Maya's Fast skin shader... I still have alot to learn but I think I'm going to study alot more on it on my next model... Actually, the next model will be a cartoon character. As soon as I finish this damn thing. Haha... I know what I have to do now though. Keep learning the technical side of all this modeling. It's fun but stressful at times. I'm sure taking the time to study all these things will come in handy when I go looking for a job.

Basically right now for the modeling phase, it's just learn the tools, not modeling.
Till next time friends.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Okay.. Spawn's pose is scrapped.

After numorous tries to get this image to be emotional, I give up. I don't have the skills at the moment to pull off a beautiful image. I'm going w/ more of a simple pose.
The last picture of spawn holding his wife.

Spawn's going to be in a standard pose for now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I think I like this shot. First I have to see which one I want to stick with. =P But I think this one is the best over all... Ugh gotta make the environment stuff.. haha

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Updates =)

So I ordered my next computer. 8Core Mac Pro. Yeap! Basically there is 8 of 3.0GHz chips inside one computer. Haha... the power!!! No more suffering from rendering.
Check out this monster!
You can check out the specs there if you're interested in buying one.

Got me a copy of Zbrush 3. This prog is way better than before! I'm taking my time learning all the tools and stuff at the moment. It's very fun to learn. =) Here's a shot.
The new interface is pretty nice. Still got alot to learn at the moment though.

STARCRAFT 2 has been announced! Freaking... I'm so hyped for it. You guys should watch the cinematic scene. It's beautiful.

Well today is Sunday and I feel like just being lazy. Maybe I should play some warcraft 3... haha.
I'll do a little bit in Zbrush and game all night.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My current project

Here's a picture of something I'm working on these days.
I don't want to publish it to the public yet =P
Maybe I'll change my mind later when I need to get some critiques.

My new modeling blog!

I had my old one but I'm going to start a new one.
Welcome to my blog. I'll be posting up the latest work up here on this spot.
If you're a friend, let me know your address so I can add you.
Till then... toodles.