what he said

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Wow this assignment was so much fun, I'm actually going to do more of it later! Though it's a simple 3D tracking assignment for Chris Eckardt with some render passes/simple compositing, this was sooooo bad ass! JD had some sicker ones, even if he won't admit. Just waiting for all the passes to render just made it even more exciting!

Final Comp:

Added in 3D Elements, with directional lighting, AO and reflection passes and a bunch of other things:


And guess who made it to the VES Mentorship Program?

Yay!!! I'm so excited for everything! Working with a mentor is going to be so awesome!

not carpal tunnel

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The tutorial on CG Tuts was like a Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipie--you follow what they say and it tastes NOTHING like the real stuff you buy lol. The recipe's lacking some, so you can't get it exactly the way you want it without really using your brain or extra trial and error. Still it was fun to make and didn't take long at all!

Okay, here's the tunnel, click on it to make it larger!

Straight out of Maya (before):

Photoshop Magic (after):


And here's a simple lighting excercise from photo to Maya (though it's a male model, which kinda makes it weird)!

^ Reference photo

^ Excercise