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!
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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...