Sunday, July 11, 2010

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

So I have a big announcement to make, life changing events are afoot, and I am expecting my first child in the next few weeks! As you can imagine, this is going to really mess with my ability to do pretty much anything for the forseeable future beyond changing diapers and trying to catch any moment of sleep I can! So if you're sending emails, I'm sorry to say it may take me way longer than usual to respond. And sadly, my website probably won't be updated as much as it has been in the past. I apologize profusely for this, but my family needs to come first, so hopefully I have everyone's understanding. Thanks a million for all the emails, questions and comments I've received over the years, I really do appreciate all the support, and I expect I'll eventually be able to find a new balance of life, work, family and freetime, and get back into the swing of art, scripting and tutorials. But right now, it's gonna be all about the baby.

NeilBlevins.com Is Updated July 11th 2010

Had my image "Over Black Clouds" published in the magazine 3DArtist Issue 16. Added a bunch of new artwork to my gallery: a new environment painting called "Day's End", 7 rough mechanical sketches called "Tech Floor" 1 through 7, and an abstract painting called "Color Abstract 6". If you haven't already, check out the Pixar film "Toy Story 3", and the short film opener "Day And Night", both of which I worked on for a brief stint.

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

SoulburnScripts Updated July 11th 2010

Max script update:

Updated a bunch older scripts:

sLib: Added more error handling to sLibGetAllMaterials
objectReplacer: Now you can replace a group with a single object, just keep "Treat Sel Groups as 1 Object?" checked.
nameManager: Added support for max2011's Slate Material Editor.
texmapPreview: Added support for max2011's Slate Material Editor.
materialInfoDisplayer: Added support for max2011's Slate Material Editor.
findByActiveMaterial: Added support for max2011's Slate Material Editor.

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

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Matte Painting: Day's End



Matte painting depicting the fleet's return at day's end to the homebase. These were the sorts of images I loved from the original star wars films, very moody, lots of atmospheric, harsh lighting. This is my homage to this sort of imagery.

Thursday, July 1, 2010