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24 October 2012

Wings Progress

Here's my progress on the wings for "Chasm".  We're getting there on step at a time.  This was made in Houdini with a temp model from Matt Asanuma.

18 October 2012

PBR test

So, big plans for the next senior film.  More to come.  But right now, here's the current physically based render that I made in Houdini this week.  This is rendered in mantra.  There is one area light and render time was under 5 minutes.  Rock on.

17 October 2012

Current Chasm Progress

So, after lots of trial and error, I've decided upon an approach for the fly-through sequence of Chasm.  Shadowed lights in volumes were just taking too long in the renderer.  So instead (with Ethan's help) I've opted to use attenuated lights to help shape these clouds.  This is my first pass at this approach.  There's a lot left on it, but I thought I would share it.  I'm once again hopeful that I can pull this off.

Pixar Stuff

Got my demo reel in the mail from my internship this summer.  Man, it was so awesome.  Here are two selected works from the stuff I did.

This is my modeling and shading assignment.  I had one week to model and one week to shade.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

This is the group project that I worked with Theresa and Joo-Yo on.  Make sure to turn the quality up to 1080p.
When Ed Catmull saw this he said that  it was "damn good".  Our work here is done.

PBR Bounce Test

Here's a quick test of the PBR with one area light.  This is lit in Houdini with a quick cookie thrown on the light.  The light is bouncing of the ground plane onto the cylinder next to it.  Although it's sucessful, I think it's still going to take some extra lighting to get the really warm effect that I'm going for.

For my next piece, I'm planning to emmulate the lighting in this painting.

26 September 2012

Chasm Concept stuff

Here's two quick images from the new film Chasm.

One is the background without wings and the other is with.

21 August 2012

Chasm Concept

Here's a concept frame from BYU's new project CHASM.  I'll be working on creating several worlds like this that the main character will pass through rather quickly.

05 March 2012

New Demo Reel

It's that time of year. Here's my new demo reel. I'm hoping to add one more effect from Estefan, but there's no telling when that will be done. So for now, here it is.