Saturday, September 28, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Sept 28th 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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

 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Sept 26th 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SoulburnScripts Updated Sept 18th 2013

Max script update:

New Script:

texmapBaker: Bakes any arbitrary map tree on a series of selected objects. This is pretty basic right now, but expect a lot of more advanced features in the future.

Updated 1 script:

cameraMapGeminiRenderer: Added vray support.
http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_tools/soulburnscripts/soulburnscripts.htm

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Greenbrae Mini Makers Faire

Here's a few pics of my artwork on display at the Greenbrae Mini Makers Faire. Come check it out if you're in the area: http://makerfairegreenbrae.com/


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Registration Now Open For Master Class at this year's Autodesk University / Cave Conference

As I mentioned earlier, I'll be doing a shading / texturing class at this year's Autodesk University / Cave Conference at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada running from December 1st to 4th. Registration is now open, so if you're interested in attending, please visit the following link: http://autodeskcave.com/post/7#.UjHWaD-wV3E

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Artwork on display at the 2013 Greenbrae Mini Makers Faire

I have some of my large prints on display at this year's Greenbrae Mini Makers Faire Sept 14th (this Saturday) from 10am to 3pm. The faire will also include personal artwork by a number of other VFX and animation professionals, as well as makers and builders of all sorts. So if you're in the bay area, come check it out: http://makerfairegreenbrae.com/

Sunday, September 8, 2013

SoulburnScripts Updated Sept 8th 2013

Max script update:

Updated 3 scripts, this is a big update for users of my BlendedBoxMap and BlendedCubeProjection Scripts:

blendedBoxMapMaker: Added better defaults for Angle Blend Threshold. Added better names for the maps the script creates. Cleaned up some code. Now you can rotate the different projections randomly, which can give you better results when you don't need your pattern to line up. Added a 6 sided projection CameraMapGemini mode, which produces better results on highly curved objects like spheres and cylinders. Now hooks up the crop of the maps to each other through wiring, so changing the crop of one map affects all maps equally.
blendedCubeProjectionMaker: Added better defaults for Angle Blend Threshold. Added better names for the maps the script creates. Cleaned up some code.
texmapPreview:
Added advanced vray support.

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Master Class at this year's Autodesk University / Cave Conference

Hey everyone. So I'll be doing a shading / texturing class at this year's Autodesk University / Cave Conference at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada running from December 1st to 4th. My class will be 60min long, and will take place Wednesday Dec 4th 2013 at 4pm.

Go here for more information:

http://www.autodeskcave.com/

Here's more info on my class:

Shading and Texturing Environments, Props and Robots

"In this intermediary class, Neil will show his pipeline for shading and texturing Environments, Props and Hard Surface Characters. Everything from Organic Plant Life to Buildings to Hard Surface Robots. These techniques can be used to texture any highres object, whether for vfx/animated films, video game cinematics, or even architectural work. Shaders will be discussed, as well as all of the available methods for applying textures to your models, and pattern creation methods from procedurals to hand painted textures to photo manipulation. Focus will be on efficiently shading thousands of individual objects without the need to spend a lot of time uv everything (although uving will get touched on). While the demo will be given using Autodesk 3dsmax / mudbox, Chaos Group's Vray and Adobe Photoshop, the principals discussed can be applied to your paint application and renderer of choice."

Other presenters at the conference include Syd Mead, Scott Robertson, Daniel Simon, Fred Ruff, Wayne Robson, Chris Landreth, Paule Neale, Jay Shuster, etc

Registration begins Thursday September 12th 2013, I'll post a link that day on where to register if you're interested in attending.

Hope to see some of you guys there. As an added bonus, I'll have a bunch of giveaways for all the people attending my class, including posters and a few random people will walk away with free copies of my gnomon DVD.

Any questions, feel free to ask!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Sept 2nd 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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


Toy Photo Page Updates for Aug 2013



3A Maschinen Krieger Krote Bambaland Exclusive Shoot 1
72 Photos
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3A WWRp Grunt MK1 EMGY Shoot 2
30 Photos
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3A WWRp Grunt MK1 EMGY Shoot 1
21 Photos
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3A WWRp Square MK1 Jungle Pure Color Shoot 1
11 Photos
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3A Popbot TK Shogun Gorei Shoot 1
51 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang King Shoot 1
8 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang 10 Shoot 1
8 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang 7 Shoot 1
9 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang 3 Shoot 1
9 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang 2 Shoot 1
9 Photos
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3A Adventure Kartel Portable Zombot 10 Finger Gang 1 Shoot 1
8 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157634920725278/

3A Adventure Kartel Group Shoot 3
10 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157634920798796/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Group Shoot 1
6 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635235342392/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Jaeger Cherno Alpha Shoot 1
13 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635235316444/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Jaeger Crimson Typhoon Shoot 1
10 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228916953/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Jaeger Gipsy Danger Shoot 1
13 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635235285278/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Jaeger Striker Eureka Shoot 1
7 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635235270042/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Jaeger Coyote Tango Shoot 1
8 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228875469/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Kaiju Slattern Shoot 1
8 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228855595/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Kaiju Raiju Shoot 1
6 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635235225218/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Kaiju Knifehead Shoot 1
9 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228833711/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Kaiju Scunner Shoot 1
8 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228822599/

HeroClix Pacific Rim Kaiju Leatherback Shoot 1
8 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635228811223/