Monday, September 26, 2016

3D Class Week 05: Modeling a Prop

Model reference in scale with the character model.

Prop modeled.

Prop taken into UE4.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2D Class Week 05: Silhouettes

This week we focused on creating silhouettes for either environments, characters, vehicles, or props.

The hand out given to us.
I really enjoy environment work, so I decided to create some towers.
I also wanted to explore weapon designs, so I drew out some swords as well.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2D Class Week 04: Composition and Layout

This week focused on the different types of composition layouts.

Handout showing the different techniques of layout.
I chose to do an L style composition.
My final piece.

Monday, September 19, 2016

3D Class Week 04: Lego Project Part 2

This week's project involved collaboration between all of cohort 13's artists to make one cohesive scene involving at least one piece modeled by each person. We decided on a future theme in space.

Character Team
Ryan Hill, Matthew Young, Chelsea Ziu, Kay Ghering, Melissa Almirall, and myself

Air Transportation Team
Boo Roseman, Matthew Trypiano, Kendall Robertson, Yunhao Huo, Tiffany Brodie, Hezekiah Olopade

Environment Team
Leah Augustine, Anthony Ballinas, William Perez-Vallines, Bailey Steggerda, Noel Graham, Paul Salas

Land Transportation Team
Francisco Romero, Micheal Vogel, Raymond Halley, Yanjun Chen, Connor Hollis, Sam Moss

The extra piece I modeled this week was a pilot's helmet.
I also made a texture for the pilot Lego figure.

Different shots of the final scene. Special thanks to Yanjun for setting up our file folder system and Leah for lighting and taking screenshots!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2D Class Week 03: One, Two, and Three Point Perspective

This week focused on one point, two point, and three point perspectives.

Handout with samples for each.

Reference photo I used.
Buildings with perspective lines sketched out.
Building with sketch and outlines.
My final piece with color and shading. Start to finish took me roughly 3 hours to complete.

Monday, September 12, 2016

3D Class Week 03 Assignment: Lego Project Part 1

We picked out Lego pieces we wanted to model for a larger Lego library. I chose to do a wing- type lego.

Smoothshade and Wireframe of my model.

Smoothshade and Wireframe of Anthony Ballinas' model.

Smoothshade and Wireframe of Doug Halley's model.
Instances of all of our legos used in the final team piece.

Images of our final combined pieces with materials and lighting.

Friday, September 2, 2016

3D Class Week 02 Assignment: Minecraft-ish Level

Continuing the use of simple geometry, the project of this week involved building a Minecraft-like level.

My model with UV and texture applied.

Using the texture layout (leftmost), I made texture maps for all of the materials I needed: dirt, grass, water, and rock. I also made adjustment layers to get a variation in the brightness and darkness of my materials.

Shots of my level including all of the materials and textures used.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2D Class Week 02 Assignment: Basics of Drawing Shapes

This week's assignment involved using basic shapes to construct two figures interacting with each other. The mannequin tools inside of ZBrush were used as reference.

Handout for the shape guide.

ZBrush reference used.

Photoshop digital replication of the ZBrush mannequins.

Color Keys used.