Chips

Chips is the next in my personal animation projects. Chips has been the working title after the characters name Chips McGull… its kinda stuck and now would seem a little weird not calling it anything different. This was mainly going to be a rigging test for me but after creating and rigging a character itContinue reading “Chips”

Hive and Manta

Been working on a project with a GD friend. He worked on the branding of the project we collaborated on the product design and then I wen through to the product shooting, in 3d of course. Half way through the project Blender 2.82 came out boasting Manta flow as the new simulation system, seemed likeContinue reading “Hive and Manta”

Tiny Leap

I had four days completely free during my chritsmas and new year break, and it was pointed out to me that I had a character animation shaped hole in my portfolio… So I stumbled around for a day and came up with this little idea and a production plan that would hopefully be completed inContinue reading “Tiny Leap”

Modelling faster with speedflow

Ive always used speedflow, i find it is a quick way to import primatives and apply bevels and subdivisions… But I never really took it much further. Now being in 2.8 and getting the updates I wanted to put a bit more time into what can be achived with this addon and how it canContinue reading “Modelling faster with speedflow”

Now i have started in 2.8

The release candidate of blender 2.8 has been launched and i have started to roll it out at work… only for new work – it seems to hate 7.9 files… but using the 2d animation set up makes blender one of the quickest animation tools i have ever used… even quicker than After Effects! EeveeContinue reading “Now i have started in 2.8”

Fixing Geometry

Creating good geometry is one of the foundations of 3d. Without good geometry the final result will be poor, no matter the effort on the texture or attention to lighting. So spending a good amount of time obsessing with finished geometry can hep you dearly when you need to sort out poor geometry that hasContinue reading “Fixing Geometry”

Problem Solving, With Animation Nodes

I have been incorporating animation nodes into my daily work with great effect. I have found that revisions take so much less time as animation changes are done through number changes and not keyframes. Also they can be used to create initial geometry… which i do need to look into. Recently I have been tryingContinue reading “Problem Solving, With Animation Nodes”

Animation Nodes, Torus

So this weekend I wanted to get back into some procedural animation… Think that it will be useful for build ins and such. I was watching some vids of Zach Hixson to get a better feel for Animation Nodes as I still feel a little out of depth… But do feel Like Im getting theContinue reading “Animation Nodes, Torus”

Eevee testing

A first look at eevee as a renderer… In terms of look dev… Just wow… So responsive and updates immediatly as you change lighting… And with perfect clarity to boot… Whilst openGL rendering was massivly fast… 1500 frames in under an hour… It lacked clarity well at least depth of field. Anamating straight out wasContinue reading “Eevee testing”

Blender 2.8 and developments

So it has been a long couple of months… Should be getting a house soon yay and also I have got some full time work where I am now working in 3d and its looking good. So I heard that blender 2.8s beta has got more stable so this weekend I have decided to getContinue reading “Blender 2.8 and developments”