Thursday, 31 December 2009

Mountain Plant

Got a bit bored/frustrated with the whole Turbine Hall thing today, so I decided to do a bit of drawing instead for a bit.

Starting work on it...

Test Render

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Monday, 28 December 2009



Sunday, 27 December 2009

Back to work...

My first drawing with a pc tablet. Pretty messy/basic but you have to start somewhere I suppose...

More messing about...another me...

Monday, 21 December 2009

It's Getting There...

The main section of the building is now done. I just need to deal with the east and west walls at either end...and to texture a few more bits here and there...

A test shot in HD, as this is the resolution I'm going to be rendering at eventually...

Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Bit Of Texturing

Ooooh, much better...

Same again, but slightly tweaked, and close up.

Glow light okay..

Trying to build some ligthing into the textures (computer game style!). Not so successful...

A bit of light texturing...

Saturday, 19 December 2009


Moving escalators:

Finished rendering this from yesterday. Testing to see how the low poly details hold up at closer range...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


The toon lines muck up about half way through...but they're pretty glitchy anyway, plus I think it's fine without them anyway.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

More stuff...

A lot more to go, and tons of tidying up to do...but it's coming along...

Sunday, 29 November 2009

More Turbine Hall

Motion test...

Adding more details...

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Turbine Hall

Here's the Tate Modern's turbine hall so far...

Friday, 27 November 2009

Showreel Splash Test

Putting together a new showreel for the new year...

Final Push/Pull Animation

Monday, 23 November 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Picking Up a Box

Starts off well...very bad in the middle...and then ends okay...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Sit Down Test

Yes...something went wrong with the comp...but I can't be bothered to go back and fix thing now.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sunday, 25 October 2009

More Chat...

I seriously need some proper sound recording equipment, not just my Macbook's webcam.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Friday, 23 October 2009

Tidying Stuff Up

Tidying up the hair...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Final Shading

This is the final shading I'm going to use for this animation. Obviously all the imperfection with the cloth sim need to be sorted out...etc...this is just a rush job so I could play about with how things look.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

More more more...

Same again, but toon shaded.

Today was a day of doing stuff that bore no significant progress, but needed to be done for things in the future, such as setting everything up for facial animation, which takes ages...and linking all the controls....but I did do a quick and messy walk cycle as a test.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Time for clothes...

Just testing out a relatively 'extreme' position to check whether I did anything wrong with my cloth setup...turns out it's fine! Woo!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Me again...




Sunday, 18 October 2009

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Friday, 16 October 2009

Me, me, me...

Started work on my new version of myself, while I'm rendering off some Lighthouse stuff:

A little bit too chinny so far...
This is what I've done so far. In the end I decided I wanted something that looked a lot more like the version of myself in my drawings...which is far more stylised and cartoony.

Initially I started out using photographs of my own my interpretation of my drawings in my previous attempt at this resulted in a slight strange looking version of me. However the results were far too realistic...and was not the result I wanted.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

David Again...

Currently rendering out this.

Facial Structure

Playing Computer Games

Different Position / Expressions

Here's some drawings for a new version of me that I'm going to make, now that I kind of know what I'm doing. Got a few ideas for it's use in various potential pieces of work...

Monday, 12 October 2009



Another test render...

...and another. Still playing aorund in post to get things looking right.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Non Walk Cycle Walking

...better but still not perfect.

...try again...

Friday, 9 October 2009


Back on the animation tutorials. Brushing up before I get animating the section of this animation I have planned out. Only doing about 15 or so shots. I feel it's time to move on after that...

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Fake Depth of Field

Camera lense effects using render layers, and then blurring in After Effects (it's quite subtle and hard to see on compressed video).

Static Camera:

Moving Camera:

Monday, 5 October 2009

HD Rendering

Okay...I want to make my animation in HD. However rendering stuff out in HD takes absolutely ages....especially on my crappy computer. I'm going to, however, attempt to fake it. Since my character is the focus of the animation, she's going to be properly rendered out in HD. The rest of the scene is going to be rendered out at 1/2 HD (similar to PAL res really), scaled up, and post processed, to get rid of some of the pixelation. It will look a bit more blurry...but will still have the drawn look I'm going for...hopefully. This is a test frame.

Sunday, 4 October 2009