Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DMA/LA & 'The Jacket'

Tonight I was wondering about the Netflix library determined to find a movie worth watching. Almost giving up I came about a movie called "The Jacket". This is without a doubt one of best movies I've seen. I got so lost into it that I didn't want it to end. Adrien Brody's was absolutely fantastic in it. Definitely going on my shelf of favorite movies. Definitely check this movie out.

On the other hand tonight I went to DMA/LA. An owner of an animation studio called Renegade Animation came in to talk about what they do & the process of how the company came about. Ashley Postlewaite, the owner, had a lot to say about each question everyone had to ask in probably the most positive & honest way. You could definitely tell that as an owner she cared much for her employees & was just refreshing to hear what she had to say.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mario Desk

It's been a bit since I've posted something. I've been working on some modeling stuff with Cinema 4D & wanted to keep up with a constant theme so I chose Super Mario objects. I learned a whole lot about the different ways you can go about modeling stuff in Cinema 4D compared to Autodesk Maya. Of course the same techniques could be translated to Maya but Cinema 4D's shortcut modeling tool set that I used to model some of the objects seemed to be a bit more stable then Maya's.

I wanted the objects to be used in a quick project so I decided to just snap a quick photo & match the perspective in Cinema 4D & quickly composite the objects in the photo.
It dragged on a little longer then I anticipated, just cause the composting was a bit of a hassle. The objects weren't too "photo realistic" but that wasn't what I was aiming for completely. Overall I was happy with the results & learned some stuff to speed up my work flow for the next time I go about modeling & composite.

Mario Desk