Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gnomon School: Texture Mapping II: Day 3

The Gnomon School Day 3 Fun:
PSD Networks, Dumpster Layer Textures, Image Planes, Lights, and so much more.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gnomon School Second Day

Hypershade Fun! Texture Mapping II

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gnomon School: Day One

My first texture project at the Gnomon School in Los Angeles.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dying Cemeteries Title

My second-ever project in After Effects:

Work In Progress: Dying Cemeteries Title Sequence

Thank you: for your awesome tutorials!

My first ever After Effects Project

Obviously, it needs work- but I am teaching myself, so give me another few hours to fix it :)

Learning After Effects CS4!

King Fellowship Project

This is my first image from my very first After Effects project. I am currently teaching myself how After Effects works and how to create title movies.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Project: Short Neuron Animation

I'm currently working on a short neurological animation.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Turkey Summer 2009

I've just gotten back home from a two week tour around Turkey. In the photo, we're standing outside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Istanbul was lots of fun and full of great shopping. There are so many sites to see in Istanbul that it is hard to list them all. The best were: Galata Tower, Bosphorous Cruise, Grand Bazzar, Topaki Place, Blue Mosque, Suleyman Mosque (althought it is currently undergoing restoration), Hagia (Aya) Sophia, Basilica Cisterns (my personal favourite), and the Church of St. Savoir in Chora (also a personal favourite).

Cappadocia, Turkey had the best valley walks and unusual land formations. I got to ride the oldest camel in Cappadocia who was 38 years old.

In Pammukale we swam in the Antique Thermal Pool and walked down the cascading hot springs known as the Cotton Castle. We visited the Hierapolis, which is an ancient Roman city.

In Ephesus we visited the last home of the Virgin Mary, made a wish on the Wish Wall, and visited what remains of the Ancient Wonder of the World: The Temple of Apollo.

We stayed in Kusadasi (pronounced 'kush-ah-das-ee') for three days and soaked up the sun on the beaches and in the Aegean Sea. Kusadasi is best known as one of Turkey's top resort towns.

[More to come]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Current WIP Project: Old Godiva Cloister Re-Work

My Current Work in Progress:

I'm rebuilding my old lighting and texturing project:
So that I can put in a fly through camera. Current status:
I am Responsible For: Texture, Lighting, and Rendering
Model was bought by my teacher from HighEnd 3d (double checking exact location)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mucus via Digital Animation!

Faking mucus in 3d was fun.
See my production blog for full production details:

Friday, April 17, 2009


Work in Progress: "Skittle"

Pen Sketch
New Character Concept- Not quite sure what he is yet...

Drawn 17 April 2009 by me.

Skittle's Hula

Work in Progress: "Skittle's Hula"

Pen Sketch

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Medical Animation!

Visit my other blog for updates on my Cystic Fibrosis Medical Animation!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Very 1st Painting

Here's my very 1st painting I did about a year ago.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Leadership Pressures

There are a lot of pressures and responsibilities when one is named a leader.

Here's what I drew after tonight's leadership class, properly drawn on leadership staitionary:

Jacob says that the worried rabbit (and/or animal thing) closely resembles the face my mother's new dog makes. He may be right :o)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Website!

New Website up and running.. Currently learning Dreamweaver and CSS, so please be paitient with my non-flashy website!

Please visit: for my current animation reel!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Page Under Construction!!

Please forgive my messy page and over-sized image header... this page is currently under construction and will be back in order in a few days...

Thank you!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Watch my first ballet animation!

The animation is still a bit choppy, but it's my first ballet animation. I'll add more to it and nCloth dynamics by the end of this month.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My 3d Dance Animation

Work In Progress!!!
I did a dance animation for my character animation final last spring. Since then, I've been working on adding more animation and refining the keys. Currently the tangents are splined, for the smoothest animation results, but most of the animation was done with stepped keys.
The choreography is adapted from Polina Seminova's contemporary ballet piece that is very popular among dancers. The music is by: Herbert Grönemeyer, which is also used in the dance piece that Seminova is dancing to. And special thanks to HighEnd 3d for supplying me with the Andy rig! As soon as I get the video compressed, I'll post it here! For now, a still render will do!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Switching gmail accounts and keeping the same blog is a PAIN!

I'm currently trying to set up my new gmail account as my primary blogspot email, so that I can discontinue using my original gmail account that my blog was first set up under. Huge PAIN!