Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Rough Painting "Alien Portrait 2"

Another photobooth alien head. These color schemes always remind me of Pascal Blanche, but it's good for me to explore more complimentary colors in my images, so things aren't always monotone.


And a step by step process pic: 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Rough Painting "Alien Portrait 1"



Teacher and designer Scott Robertson did this fun little experiment a number of years back where he used Photobooth and a webcam to capture in realtime interesting 3d shapes which he would then paint overtop creating alien heads. He'd use the mirror function in photobooth, distorting whatever object he took a picture of into something that could look like a head due to its symmetry. Anyways, recently got a new ipad, it had a copy of photobooth, and so I decided to try my hand at the technique. This guy started off as mostly my hand and also a cheap plastic dinosaur toy, and then I painted overtop in photoshop to reach my final alien head.

Here's a step by step, including the original photobooth photo:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Oct 23rd 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Oct 22nd 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Oct 21st 2013

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

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


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Neil Blevins Video Interview on the upcoming Shading Class at the Cave Conference

Did a short video for Autodesk discussing my upcoming Cave Conference Shading Class. Come see me answer questions horribly at...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wLov-8gVc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Cleaning Out My Flat File" Print & Poster Sale

In an attempt to clean out my flat file a little (to make room for newer projects), I've decided to give a permanent 25% discount to all my remaining limited edition prints and posters. New pricing is now on the website. Give me a shout if you're interested in buying one.

http://www.neilblevins.com/artgallery/artgallery_store.html


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Autodesk University / CAVE conference class will be recorded

Since many of you have asked, it turns out that my texturing presentation at this year's Autodesk University in Las Vegas will indeed be recorded and will be available for online viewing. Here's some samples of past year's classes:

http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/overview

Of course it's still better if you attend live, since you can ask me questions, and I'll be giving away posters and Gnomon DVDs, but if you live far way and can't attend, this will certainly be helpful.

Again, for those interested in attending, the conference takes place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada running from December 1st to 4th. Registration is now open: http://autodeskcave.com/post/7#.UjHWaD-wV3E

I'm well on my way finishing off material for the class, I'll post some teaser images in the coming weeks.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

SoulburnScripts Updated Oct 6th 2013

Max script update:

Updated 5 scripts:

blendedBoxMapMaker: Works with Real World Mapping now.
blendedCubeProjectionMaker: Works with Real World Mapping now.
texmapBaker:
Fixed 2 crash bugs.
cameraFromPerspView: Added Vray camera support.
sLib: Added sLibVrayTest software test.

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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Toy Photo Page Updates for Sept 2013



Hobby Base Maschinen Krieger Series 12 SAFS Space Type Fireball SG 2tone Gray Camouflage Type D Shoot 1
16 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157636220936614/

McFarlane Halo 3 Series 6 Red Grunt Major Shoot 1
28 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635982713296/

McFarlane Halo 3 Series 3 Jackal Major Shoot 1
23 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635737193946/

McFarlane Raven Spawn Shoot 1
14 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635731163064/

3A WWRp Bramble MK2 Deep Powder Shoot 1
37 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635527781885/

3A WWRp Grunt MK1 Jungle Shoot 1
26 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635418774991/

3A WWRp Grunt MK1 Medic Shoot 1
25 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulburn3d/sets/72157635418761077/