Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Spaceship WIP

Working on this again trying to take it further and get it finished up.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Environment screens

Some environments I made a while back.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Desert Mech Scene

Here is the latest thing I am working on.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Kingsroad look development

Here are some examples of the look development I did for Kingsroad.

Below you can see how the game looked before I started working on it.  The game looked good but there were issues with the lighting in particular.  The shadows were harsh, the light was somewhat blown out and it was too even.  I've learned that you really need to treat light like a physical object.  It bounces around and is affected in various ways by the atmosphere.  Also, the rocks were too polygonal looking and the foliage needed to look softer and more lush.

Below you can see some of the work I did to help push the overall look in the right direction.  We got a much softer look in the foliage, the lighting isn't as harsh and the various rocks are much more convincing and not so polygonal.  

And here are some of the props I created to help push the visual bar higher. These were also used as examples for our outsourcing team so they could better understand the overall style and quality we were looking for.

And finally here is a before and after screenshot of one of the many paintovers I did for our environments.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Robotech Pod

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Some recent KR characters

Some characters I made for Kingsroad.  Hand painted diffuse only.  Modeling and texturing done in Modo.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lighting study

Quick lighting study in Modo.  I made the model in Modo a while back using sub dees...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meshfusion and Substance Painter

Something I made in a few hours.  I wanted to experiment with Meshfusion and Substance Painter and see how fast I could make some sort of hard surface object. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Robotech Assault Pod

Here is the completed Assault Pod model.  Modeling in Modo, textures all painted in Substance Painter and shown here inside of the Unreal 4 engine.  You can check the post below for WIP screens.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Robotech Mech

Started making a mech from the Robotech series this weekend.  I still have a lot to do.  Everything is done in Modo. *Edit - I made a few updates.  Most of the high poly modeling is done now and I added a wireframe pic.  **Edit - Finished the modeling and started texturing.  ***Edit I made the low poly tonight and baked normal and diffuse textures down from the high poly. ****Edit Added a screenshot from Substance Painter. *****Edit I got everything exported from Substance Painter and into Unreal 4.  Should be able to finish up tomorrow night. Still a work in progress.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gans Lighting Study

Here is a quick lighting study of a model a made a while ago.  Everything is in Modo.

Sugar Skull

Here is a Sugar Skull I painted in Substance Painter.  The model was sculpted in Zbrush, the normals and other maps were made in Substance Designer and the final render was done in Modo.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Desert Scene

A recent project I worked on.  The rocks were made in Zbrush and everything else is done in Modo. I made everything shown here.  Assets, lighting, layout etc..

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

More KR stuff

Another map I made for Kingsroad.  I made a lot of the props as well as all of the layout and lighting. Modo, Maya, Mental Ray, Photoshop etc..

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Substance Designer/Painter

I've recently added Substance Designer and Painter to my workflow.  It's an awesome solution for real-time material authoring.  Here is a model I'm working on that I made in Zbrush a while back.  The concept is not mine... I believe it is from Warhammer.