Friday, September 18, 2009

Joseph's Rhino Man

Joseph sent me a rough model he was working on in Maya at home. He said he wanted to stay "sharp" on his Maya skills. So I brought it into Max and started playing with VRay's SSS2 shader. We talked about the character being a Rhinoceros Samurai. Here's a simple test.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Virgin Millionaires Album Art

Recently, I received an invitation to design the album art for the Virgin Millionaires' new CD. We ended up going with a DigiPack layout which is more friendly to design. Here is the outside cover (front, back and inner art). I don't typically do print, but I must say, there is something about holding my work in my hand. The CD is now in stores at Best Buy and FYE.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Artifical Paradise

Here is an inspiring short film from JP Frenay.

This is from the Vimeo page:
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?

Selected at the ONEDOTZERO festival in the WOW+FLUTTER 09 category

Selected for the Autodesk 2009 Siggraph Show Reel :

Production : Condor
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8