Sunday, April 29, 2012

Toy Photo Page Updated Apr 29th 2012

WWRp Bramble MK2.5 Heavy National Guard Shoot 2
5 Photos

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Apr 22nd 2012

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

* Added a new tutorial discussing my Wirebundler script.
* Added some new info to the Ptex and Ptex Use In Mudbox 2013 tutorials for those of you using mentalray in maya or using vray.
* Updated my Blended Box Mapping tutorial with some extra bits of info, mostly centering on choosing the correct box map method for your situation.
* Updated my Contrasts In Composition tutorial to contain another example of visual detail and visual rest.

Toy Photo Page Updated Apr 22nd 2012

First off, a custom Ankou EX, I was sad to see the Med-Ex's bags go from brown to white in the final production toy, so I went ahead and made plans to make them brown again like in the pre-prod toy. Bags dyed by Bubo, and I weathered them.

Adventure Kartel Custom Ankou EX Brown Bag Medic Shoot 1
40 Photos

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Popbot Bot Head Mortis A Intruder Shoot 1
16 Photos

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Popbot Nabler A2 Straight Red Shoot 1
10 Photos

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Popbot Nabler C3 Frown Black Shoot 1
14 Photos

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Popbot Group Shoot 2
5 Photos

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Apr 14th 2012

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

* Added 2 new Ptex related tutorials. First off, the Ptex tutorial is a general discussion of what Ptex is, and then the Ptex Use In Mudbox 2013 describes the various things you can do with them in the latest version of Mudbox. If you're tired of UVing objects, then these tutorials are for you.

Toy Photo Page Updated Apr 14th 2012

WWR Bertie Mini Dark Shoot 1
36 Photos

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wallpaper Of One Of My Toy Photos

One of my robot photos has been chosen for the RadToyReview Wallpaper of the Week. Get it here:

RadToy Review Wallpaper Of The Week

Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Rough Painting: "Grunt"

I am a big fan of the Halo games, so did this piece of fan art for fun. The grunt characters are some of my favorites, not only do they have tons of personality, but overall I love the design. Since I own several of the McFarlane Halo Grunt toys, I did a little photoshoot, and used the photos as the basis for the character's pose. Painted in about 3-4 hours, the last couple of hours were mostly subtle color corrections, usually I start off with a pretty strong color scheme in mind, this one ended up coming together at the end of the piece.

Toy Photo Page Updated Apr 7th 2012

WWR Square MK1.5b Bomb Shoot 1
26 Photos

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

SoulburnScripts Updated Apr 1st 2012

CG Wishlist update:

So on my website I have an official Neil Blevins CG wishlist, which are featured I'd like to see added to many of my favorite 3d apps such as 3dsmax, mudbox, photoshop, etc. Autodesk started last year an official 3dsmax wishlist, the idea is you entered your wishes into their database, and then users vote on which ones they'd most like to see added, then the top ones get considered for future versions of max. So what I've done is I've entered most of my wishlist into the official Autodesk 3dsmax list, and provided links from my pages to the official list.

Feel free to look around, and if you agree with any of my wishlist items, you can follow the voting link to vote for it on the official autodesk list. You can also add new wishes to the official list, and vote for other people's wishes that they've already entered. Regardless of whether you vote for any of my wishes, or you add your own / vote for other people's, hopefully you'll have time to participate, so we can all work together in providing autodesk with a more accurate view of what their users really want out of their software.

Max script update:

Updated 2 older scripts:

objectPainter: Fixed a bug that occurred if you renamed your Paint With object. Now you can specify an initial size multiplier for your Paint With objects.
putPivot: Fixed a bug that caused groups not to work properly.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Apr 1st 2012

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

* Added a new mentalray tutorial called Massively Instance Geometry With Proxy Objects.

Toy Photo Page Updated Apr 1st 2012

World War Robot Group Shoot 51
16 Photos

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Popbot Heavy TK Kato Shoot 1
16 Photos

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