Monday, 20 December 2010

iPhone 4 20/12

Hi all,

I think I'm about ready to call this project finished and move onto the next.

What do you guys think, any final crits or comments please?


Click image for full size (high res to add once final).

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 15/12

Another hours work over lunch today.

Tweaked the materials and lighting, added some bounce cards, and added the front camera.

Still not 100% happy with the render, any tips on how I can improve it please?

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 14/12

Another hours work over lunch today.

Keen for some more feedback please.

Monday, 13 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 13/12

about 30mins work over lunhc today.

Slight tweak to the materials and lighting. Also added the 'home' button and volume up and down button details.

First attempt at lighting the screen. To do this I have put a plane in front of the screen with the screen mat in diffuse, then added self illumination,Kelvin 6500, then put an opacity map in the filter slot.

Still needs some work, but am keen for feedback as to whether this is the best method, and what I can do to improve it.


Friday, 10 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 09/12

Another hour work over lunch today.

Mainly spent setting up the environment and lighting.

It's my first real attempt at using hdri lighting, I'm quite pleased with how it's come out. However I know it can be improved so, please any tips on how it can be improved would be much appreciated.

Tomorrow i'll get back to modeling and finish of the outstanding parts eg. home button, bottom section and some headphones.

For the lighting, I'm using an hdri map on a skylight, then one target light coming in from the left, and a bounce card on the right. Like i say, i'm not sure if this is the best set up so pointers welcome.

Here's two render from today: Click images for larger versions.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 08/12_b

Another hours work over lunch today. Modeling nearly finished now. Just need to texture and model headphones and lead.

Here's a quick material and initial light test:

This is a first render with lights, and i know its very dark, i will lighten it up for the next render.

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 08/12

Couple of updates after another hours modeling last night.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

iPhone 4 w.i.p. 07/12

Hi all,

Time for another lunch time project to keep me busy and my skills improving.

I've just got an iPhone and love it! So what better homage to pay to it than re-create it in beautiful 3D!!

About 30mins work today setting up ref's and blocking out. Here's my progress so far:

Comments and crits welcome.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

A week in the snow

We've been house bound since Tuesday night with heavy snow, and there's still no sign of a let up in the weather.

Here's a few snaps from phone of our road, and the two stags that we're at the back of our house last night.

Monday, 29 November 2010


Whooo, we have snow!
The only good thing about winter!
A few pics from the weekend in the snow, to think this time last year I was in a camper van driving up the east coast of australia!
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Friday, 26 November 2010

Old Trafford 26/11

Another hours work today:

Next on the agenda is a re-model of the inner center section (part with the stair cases). I modeled this from  a poor ref image, however I've come across a more detailed image now. Also adding more detail to the underside of the seating area.

Comments and crits welcomed...

Free custom eLearning interaction design for Articulate/PowerPoint

Myself and a colleague have designed and built a custom eLearning interaction design for use in Articulate/PowerPoint.

You can preview and download this from our developers blog.

Click here.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Old Trafford 24/11

Another update. Around an hours work over lunch, started to model the birds nest scaffolding.

Also if anyone can suggest the best way to add interior lighting in the stair wells and behind the flags i'd really appreciate it. I'm struggling with it at the moment.


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Articulate Quizmaker - Font bolding bug fix

Not sure if any of you have come across this bug in Quizmaker or not? Basically if you bold part of a sentence in Quizmaker, the bold text will be shifted down 1px. This is shown in the image below:

Although minor, it is obvious and messy.

So I've figured out a quick easy fix to this problem.

Instead of bolding the text, simply change the font to 'Arial Rounded MT Bold'. As you cna see in the image below the result is near perfect.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Old Trafford 22/11_b

Here's a wire from the current camera view

Old Trafford 22/11

Another hours work today over lunch. Mainly modeling today, added some stairs and other objects to the interior, also roof ladders. Tomorrow I will move onto the dreaded birds nest scaffolding around the roof.

Click the image to enlarge.

Comments and crits please...

Friday, 19 November 2010

Old Trafford 19/11

Another hours work over lunch today, again mainly texture work. I also finished of the columns and side walls and duplicated them to the opposing side.

Next up is attempting to model the birds nest/cage type thing on the roof. fun, fun, fun!!

Comments and crits welcomed.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Old Trafford 18/11

A few more updates:

Spent an hour over lunch again today, mainly working on textures for the east gates section.

Note: The Floor texture is temp.

Any comments and crits are much appreciated...

Epic video

A colleague sent me a link to this today. It's possibly one of the best VFX shoots I've seen, as the title suggests, IT'S EPIC!!! Enjoy.

Click here

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Old Trafford 17/11

A couple of small updates.

* New brick mat
* New lighting and exposure
* New texture for signage above doors on left
* Fixed marble texture
* Tweaked texture on upper left hand walls

Comments and crits please...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Old Trafford 16/11

Another hours work over lunch today.

Few modeling updates: Roof vents, walls, fencing and shutter doors.

Plus a few material tests for the brick and marble texture.

Comments and crits please...

(Click image to enlarge)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Old Trafford 15/11

Busy day today, so only got about 30mins work done over lunch today.

Here's some updates, as always feel free to post any comments.


Friday, 12 November 2010

Technics Turntables

Unfortuatly due to my kit not being able to handle HQ renders atm, I'm going to have to call these finished for now. I hope to re-visit them in the future as I know the lighting still needs alot of work.

Any how, here's the final renders:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Old Trafford 10/11

Another hours work over lunch today.

Started blocking in more shapes, e.g. doors, and debris such as boxes ect... Also work on the sign and surrounding rails. Also added GI and exposure control to render.

Sorry for the poor material in the render, I know it's crap and makes all the details hard to see. New material will be applied for next render.

As always comments and crits please...

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Old Trafford 09/11

So i'm moving onto my next personal project to keep me occupied over my lunch breaks.

I'm attempting to model the front of 'Old Trafford', two hours work so far over lunch yesterday and today.

Comments and crits please...