Monday, October 16, 2017

SoulburnScripts Updated Oct 16th 2017

Updated 7 older Maxscripts:

bitmapCollector: Added vray bitmap support.

curvatureMaker: All of the maxscript names have been changed for the Data Modifier in max 2018, so added some code to make the script compatible.
curvatureManager: All of the maxscript names have been changed for the Data Modifier in max 2018, so added some code to make the script compatible.
blendedBoxMapMaker: Fixed some UI that wasn't disabling properly.
blendedCubeProjectionMaker: Fixed some UI that wasn't disabling properly.
cameraMapTemplateRenderer: Added better error handling.
sLib: Added sLibGetMultitilesFromMaps.

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_tools/scripts/3dsmax/soulburnscripts.htm

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Inc Going Home

"At first, the planet seemed to move toward me rather slowly, but once I got close, it seemed to race at me at a startling rate. Clouds zipped past me, then mountains. I even clipped the peaks of ancient, towering coral."


The First Proofs Have Arrived

Our Printer, Mark from On The Mark printing http://www.onthemark.net/ has sent us the first proofs of the book. A proof is a test of what the final printing will look like before they pull the lever on printing all 1000 final copies. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality, they're attention to detail has been really high, and the results are going to be awesome. Here's a little preview...

First, some of the pages...


Next, they sent a blank copy of the book itself to give an idea on how large and thick the book will be, as well as the binding details...


Here's the material for the premium edition...



And the test book open. I promise, the book you'll get will have stuff inside :)



On to the second proof, and then the final printing stage!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Inc Oasis Wall 3

I just can't stop painting images of Inc and Landis outside of the walls of the Oasis. Seems that the wall gets more massive every time I paint it :)
 
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Megastructures 8 Bernal Sphere

The original Bernal Sphere (proposed by John Desmond Bernal in 1929) is a space colony that would serve as a residential area for a space manufacturing plant. The residents would be found within the spherical portion of the hollow orbiting space station. The outside of the shell would be dense enough to shield the people from cosmic rays and other sources of radiation. The inner sphere rotates to provide gravity via centrifugal force, with dwellings built on the inside surface. The poles of the sphere would have far less gravity than the equator, and hence would be the location of spaceship docking ports and zero gravity manufacturing. Recreational activities such as low-gravity swimming could also be held in this area. Farms could be placed in stacked rings on the outside of the sphere, or could be scattered in with the residential areas as part of a mixed-use development program.





Monday, September 25, 2017

Smash Jet

A near-future jet design for a short film project code named “Smash” that my wife is doing.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Spider Walker 2 Rough

A more detailed painting based on the most popular of my spider walker thumbnails, several people mentioned it looked very “Star Wars”, maybe that's why it won. As voted on Facebook, Twitter and Artstation.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Spider Walker 8 Rough

A more detailed painting based on the third most popular of my spider walker thumbnails, third place was actually a tie so I picked my favorite of the two winners. As voted on Facebook, Twitter and Artstation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Heart Of The Giant Hermes Space Tug

Now that Inc is done, I'll give you a small peak at some other ideas I have sloshing around. Here's a bunch of thumbnail designs for a space tug. Used tug boats, balloons and blimps as reference.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Inc Kickstarter Is Done

It's now official, The Inc Kickstarter has funded at 114% of our goal. Thanks to everyone for all your hard work, now begins our hard work getting the book and other rewards ready. If you purchased a reward, you'll receive regular updates from kickstarter on where we are in the process and when the books/rewards will ship.

In the meantime, this blog page will go back to its original mission, giving you news about new artwork, educational materials and tools. So if you want to follow the Inc stuff, please follow the Inc facebook page, as those updates will no longer be posted here.

https://www.facebook.com/thestoryofinc