Saturday, February 24, 2007

3D model




Yeah, Its not quite finished, but for the sake of posting something, here's a 1995 Ford Mustang that I modeled in Maya for my Intermediate 3D modeling class. I still need to complete the headlights, add some car logos/hood ornaments, and that black trim that goes around the windows, and the grill. I used Mental Ray to render.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bill Plympton

Yeah, its been a couple of weeks since my last post but I havent found the time or motivation to sit down and scan things and all that jazz. So, last week I got to meet one of my animaiton heros. Bill Plympton came to Chicago as a part of The Animation Show. The Animation show is an animation festival similar to Spike and Mikes twisted animation festival. www.animationshow.com . The festival is produced by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeld.




So we got to see a bunch of awesome animation including Bill Plympton's latest short called "Guide Dog." Its a follow up to last years oscar nominated "Gaurd Dog." It was hillarious as usual but I was extremely impressed with Joanna Quinn's short called "Dreams and Desires."

She has a similar style to Bill, in that its really shaky looking but the animation is great. It also looks like she used charcoal, and the camera angles and acting are outstanding.

Check her out here: http://www.animationshow.com/eu.aspx?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.berylproductions.co.uk%2f


Here's a little clip from Joanna's movie:


So after the show, I got to meet Bill and get a picture and a couple of autographs from him. He drew a little picture for you if you bought a DVD or something from him. Check out his site: www.plymptoons.com All in all it was a great time and I got to meet one of my all time favorite animators. Not a bad Friday night!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Damn

Well the Bears blew it.

I just hope its not another 21 years till they're at the Superbowl again.

Later.

Ryan G.