Wednesday, August 20, 2008

SoulburnScripts Updated Aug 20th 2008

Max script update:

Updated several older scripts, here's the major updates:

nameManager: Added a new mode for renaming maps, not just bitmap maps.
texmapPreview: Added some simple mentalray support.
bitmapCollector: Now gets maps associated with UnwrapUVW modifiers.
selectionHighlighter: Now when you turn off the script, it will turn the Preview Selection mode of your objects to what they were before you entered Selection Highlighting mode.
parameterManager: Now handles the CastShadow property of lights.

http://www.neilblevins.com/soulburnscripts/soulburnscripts.htm

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Aug 16th 2008

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/cg_education.htm

Added a new lesson called Ambient Occlusion Rust.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Siggraph Talk and Digital Art Master Vol 3

First off, a huge thanks to everyone who came to my Shading & Texturing class at Siggraph. I really appreciate the support, and hopefully the information I presented will be useful to you. I certainly learned a few new tricks.

Also, I have a chapter in the new book Digital Art Masters Volume 3 discussing how I went about creating my "Mouths To Feed III" image. To purchase the book (and get a preview) go here.

NeilBlevins.com Is Updated Aug 15th 2008

Added several new images to the gallery on my website, 2 models called "Prey" and "Loaderbot 1", a speed painting called "Cattle III" (originally shown on this blog) and a new 3d image called "The Ark".

Visit http://www.neilblevins.com to see the new work.

Interview with Render.ru

If you read russian, check out another new interview with me at the Render.ru website.

3DCreative Interview in Issue 35

3DCreative did a 7 page interview with me, which also includes a number of images, go here to purchase Issue 35 of their magazine in pdf format.

My work is in Ballistic's "Elemental 3" Book

I am honored to have been both a judge for, and to have gotten some of my images into the book Elemental 3 by Ballistic Publishing.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Interview with It's Art Magazine about Wall-e

It's Art Magazine has interviewed me about the work I did on Pixar's film Wall-E. Read all about it here.