Category: ‘Modeling’

 
 

Orthia – VTOL – Thesis opening shot

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 No Comments »


This is the opening shot for my thesis. The full version will be released soon.

The hovercraft (drone machine) was modeled in Maya, textured and lit with Renderman. The background matte painting was done in Photoshop and Nuke. The foreground trees are paint effects in Maya. The final composite was all done using Nuke and some minor fixes in AE.

Tools Used:
Photoshop, Maya, Renderman, Nuke, After Effects

 
 

UFO shot breakdown

Friday, December 19th, 2008 No Comments »


…and the breakdown of the UFO shot.

After scouting the streets of San Francisco, I finally found a building that had a top shaped like a UFO or saucer. I immediately filmed the background plate in San Francisco downtown, around kearny and post st. It was right at the twilight hour so I was able to get some nice lighting and highlights at least at the top of the buildings. I tracked the entire scene using PFTrack, which took a bit of time actually. Then I brought everything back into Maya and modeled, textured, lit, and animated the UFO. The final composite was done in Shake. I touched up a few frames with photoshop and after effects.

Tools Used:
PF Track, Maya, Shake, After Effects, Photoshop

 
 

UFO in San Francisco

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 No Comments »


I was walking around San Francisco when I spotted something strange on top of a building. A circular disk shaped object spinning slowly atop a building. Wow! A UFO hiding there all this time!! A bunch of people saw this too as evidenced by the commentaries on my video.

Fascinated by UFO stories in the sky, I wanted to take a different stab at it – that is, UFOs hiding among us. After scouting the streets of San Francisco, I finally found a building that had a top shaped like a UFO or saucer. I immediately filmed the background plate in San Francisco downtown, around kearny and post st. It was right at the twilight hour so I was able to get some nice lighting and highlights at least at the top of the buildings. I tracked the entire scene using PFTrack, which took a bit of time actually. Then I brought everything back into Maya and modeled, textured, lit, and animated the UFO. The final composite was done in Shake. I touched up a few frames with photoshop and after effects.

Tools Used:
PF Track, Maya, Shake, After Effects, Photoshop, Logic Pro

 
 

TV Robot

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 No Comments »


This was a collaborative texture project. I worked on the textures on the TV and some of the grunge textures on the body.

Tools Used:
Maya, Modo, UV Layout

 
 

Hot Air Balloon – Matchlighting

Monday, September 15th, 2008 No Comments »

This was a matchlighting project. I modeled the balloon and characters in Maya.

Tools Used:
Maya, After Effects

 
 

Pleasures of Golf

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 No Comments »

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This was my first animation using Maya a couple of years ago. Looking back, I have to laugh a little at the animation itself, but it was nonetheless a good exercise in learning Maya and all of it various tools.