Monday, December 7, 2009

Vampyre A FNS 478A-U1

Well after having so much fun with the satelite I wanted to tackle something harder. This is the Vamprye. Its a pretty cool design. There are loads more I can model, but I have to stop sooner or later. There are few issues with the render and I have no close ups as these are just frames from a turnaround.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Catapult Satellite turnaround

Did this to have a look at the whole thing. Very simple render setup. Physical Sky for the color. With this I noticed that you have to adjust the settings, gain, knee, gamma etc on the exposure node or else all the colors get a little too washed out. Then an occlusion and reflection pass. The reflect pass is just a blinn with reflection blur on, which helps to make it feel metalic. And this just looks at the physical sky for nice reflections. Note to turn off the physical sky light, or just don't add the node to a render layer.

Catapult Satellite

Such a long time since I have had the time to do some modeling. So I got around to some. I was put on to this Japenese robot design a few years ago called Maschinen Krieger. It was designed by a guy called Kow Yokoyama. Anyway here something I did based on the Catapult Satellite that is on

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


So my work on Avatar is done. Well it was done a month ago almost. It was super intense period of production. I was working on the this sequence which is in the trailer. I did get to be a TD on 3 shots from this sequence, which are my first for film(These stills are not my shots). So to get 3 shots in a film as huge as Avatar was more than I ever hoped for. Cant wait to see the film! And see my shots!