Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kangan Institute Automotive Centre of Excellence

Green Building of Melbourne’s Kangan Institute Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE). ACE has achieved rare dual Green Star design ratings, holding both 5 Star Green Star – Office Design v1 and 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 certifications. This project is purely a  personal  and academic study with no monetary gains , paying homage to the  brilliant design of this campus . Modeled with Sketch Up Pro and Cinema 4D AR3.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

People Smart

Carols Logo

Logo and web header for  DISC Profiling Services and consulting, on-line training and communications education.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Knight Follies


Modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D , details of the head sculpt made in Zbrush . Brave behind the helmet  scared of his own shadow with out it !  A fun character project over all  .





Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spore Concept

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Overall a truly fun project  to make  for starters a concept sketch was created  which is located below ,  the modeling was done in Zbrush with z spheres then exported using the Go Z plugin into Cinema 4D utilizing the hair module and heavy displacement maps with the environments floor , rendered in  Cinemas AR3 with GI. Spore has been incarcerated for intergalactic crimes !

Saturday, May 12, 2012

San Diego High Speed Rail Station

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  • Fictitious Concept and preliminary sketches of a train station study that houses a “ high speed bullet train” , the routes are proposed origins are from the San Diego convention center replacing the old Amtrak line to San Francisco with various stops along the line .
    This is the first part /module design of the station it will be as long as the convention center itself, a majority of the rail lines will be underground in the vicinity of the dense area of the convention center / downtown area . Modeled in Sketch UP Pro Post work in Painter and Photo shop , my main goal is to illustrate on a grand scale as a sketch , then later I will render in 3D. This is a work in process.
    By any means I am not a architect I just have a passion for concept design !  Click on the image for  high resolution  viewing .

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Grain Silo Final Renders

Final Gallery 1Final Gallery TopView
Finally finished my grain silo project ,close to one year since my last update like so many other large  projects I have lurking on my hard drive I simply lost the drive to finish it , a product of way to many ideas  going on at once .If your into how I did the modeling click on the label below  “ Grain silo WIP “ some pretty decent clay renders there.
Grain Silos like these you don't see out here in San Diego, myself being a transplant from the Chicago area then moving into the southern parts of Illinois in my teens i used to see these types of silos, all had different designs and storage capacities some way larger all stacked in rows and some just plain grain bins . Just one of the things i miss about the Midwest of the US. I hope i captured that rustic atmospheric mood ! Modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D AR3. Click on the images to see the large version for all the details.
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32[4]Beauty shot[4]

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Odessey Brake Parts

Z Brakes copy

Fictitious brand name and  brake parts assembly  of my own design  made  for  an add / marketing campaign. I have had a  major hankering to do some hard surface modeling and light set up  lately . Was kind of consumed by my  digital organic sculpting course at school !  Modeled in Cinema 4D  with GI and a 3 point light set up . The brand name of the product  “ Odessey” is my handle on several web based  high-end galleries on the web .

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hercules Beetle Matte Paintings

Daglas BUG School Branch

Daglas BUG School Volcano Scene

The Hercules Beetle was my choice when I heard that our new assignment was to sculpt a lifelike bug in Zbrush it had to be realistic in form but its origins could be alien in nature if you choose so , many of my classmates stuck to the alien renditions . I decided to stick with what's on planet Earth so could incorporate a proper environment for the giant beetles , I wanted to demonstrate the power of a proper environment versus just a highly advanced sculpted model in Zbrush , my skills are not quite up to par in Zbrush yet ! Hey I am just a old school hard surface guy trying to learn something new . Three weeks of post production in Photoshop and Painter for final the result .

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Great Gazoo

1 Gallery gazoo

The Great Gazoo is a little green alien who crash landed in prehistoric town of Bedrock from the cartoon The Flinstones after being exiled from his home planet Zetox for crafting a powerful doomsday machine.
After his flying saucer crashes in Bedrock he is discovered by Fred Flintstone and his pal Barney Rubble .Gazoo refers to Fred and Barney as "dum-dums" and constantly causes problems for them !
Old school cartoon from the early 1960's

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alien Zbrush Sculpts

Yoshi last oneBest grig
High Planes Drifter Gallery Final High Plains Drifter Strip
Top character s was totally unplanned I  haven't Z brushed in a while thought I would brush up before I forget how to use the app. Yoshi is one of the more recognizable characters in the Mario Brothers series.
My Friend was asking me to make a 3D version of  Yoshi  this my adaptation , This is far from the traditional Yoshi  Top image . The others are just random sculpts .

Friday, January 13, 2012

A.I. Concept

Final Render

Final render of my Artificial intelligence android , pretty happy with the end result ,  All  was modeled with in Cinema 4D  along with the AR3 module HDRI , GI settings . Rigging the model would eliminate that rigid look possibly for a better pose , next time !

Red Guard

White GuardDualbust chest shot[8]
The Most complicated part of the modeling on my A.I. project so far are the hands for me , i just started working on them and have scratched the hand design twice !
final duo head shot[6]
I do plan on making more details for the head gear/neck .The face plate is a self modified part of the older 9.0 version of C4D from the browser content , all is modeled with in C4D 11.5 with GI, a total fun project that seems to click ! Some of my other projects seem to lurk on my hard drive for months……
3 way droid chest plate[5]
Chest plate of a android concept i have been working on , most of the other pieces are already modeled in stages such as the head ,arms ,legs etc. etc. Modeled in Cinema 4D standard 3 point light set up no GI . Nurbs i love them and then hate them at times !

Thursday, January 12, 2012

UCSD Geisel Library Building

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Geisel Library LG

Sketch up is getting to become one of my favorite tools to use for architectural visuals. By all means I am not a architect  but I have been fascinated with it since my younger years, I did study it after high school  for a year  (this was before CAD programs) but  later to find  out that  mathematics  was my stumbling block  . The Geisel building was named after Dr. Seuss. The tools used for this project were  Sketch up pro 8 , Style Builder  and  Sketch up  layout  and  Photo Shop . I have always enjoyed the sight of this building here in San Diego, what a sight in the distance !