Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Domino Rally

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There was a project I did last year that involved domino rally. During that short project, my friend and I surfed youtube and came upon ads done by Domino Domain; they did the domino sequence in V for Vendetta. It would be nice to do the real thing, but the great thing about CG dominoes is the undo button. The only problem was having so many dominoes (exactly 3,160 tiles) that the simulation took too long to calculate. So, with a little elbow grease, I worked my way around the slow simulation calculation.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

rubiks cube

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The Rubick's cube animation was created using alot of group nodes per block to avoid Gimbal lock. You can do the same using Quaternion interpolation, but I felt that using group nodes were much easier. The only draw back was that I could only have four rotation then Gimbal lock starts.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

stratocaster


My second instrument model. Didn't really start rendering it until I created the stand for it. Most of the objects are polygons except for the strings and the springs.

Monday, January 5, 2009

lego man with AK47


Lego man holding an AK-47. The roundCorners for mental ray is such a nice node to use, on simple hard edge models. It saves you from adding too much polygons on such a simple object; I still prefer beveling the object. I'm still trying to figure out how to attach the roundCorners to the occlusion shader.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Toothbrush


My Oral-B tooth brush was a fun project to do. I couldn't find my camera at the time I started this project so I did the next best thing; I scanned it in.