Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Transformers: War for Cybertron Video Game, Exclusive Debut Trailer HD | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Transformers: War for Cybertron Video Game, Exclusive Debut Trailer HD | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Here is the teaser for the Transformers game trailer I worked on at Blur. This NOT the full trailer I'll post that later when it hits the web. On this project I set dressed, lit, rendered, and composited four shots.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Egyptian Chamber

More work and some news. So I'm working with Liquid Development on a game coming out next year, but on Oct 25th I'll be heading down to Venice Beach to to work at Blur Studio's on an upcoming game cinematic. I'm really looking forward to working at Blur Studio's, they produce some amazing work.

Also, some more personal work I've done that isn't a character.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Tired Viking

Alright, I'm done with it. I took off the color(textures) and went with a sculpted look instead.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hammerburst II

So, I thought I'd push myself a little and see how well I'd do modeling a gun, no less a Gears of War gun. I spent about 10-14 hrs on this bad boy. I put the concept from Gears of War below.

Low-Poly Renders

A Turnaround of the Low-Poly

High-Poly renders after zbursh

Gears of War Concept Art

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Some Things n' Stuff

I did a animation test with some zbrush sculpts. I did a couple of eye shapes in zbrush and animated them in 3ds Max. I may take this farther later but for now I thought I'd share.

Also a fun Zbrush Sculpt I did recently.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Viking! Update04

Thought I'd share my recent work. Not done with the modeling still some tweaks I want to perform. This is probably one of the more complicated models I've done, the scale mail is tough, still need to move those little guys around some more. So far I've only zbrushed the horse, his face, and arm sleeve. I do want to texture him but it could be awhile before I ever get around to that.
He's supposed to be sleeping on the job. I want to tweak his pose a little more to get that across, such as, having his head resting against the spear, and having him leaning over a little more on the saddle.

It's getting some attention at Zbrush Central - Link

Update 04
Here is a an update with some textureing work.

Update 03

Update 02

Monday, July 27, 2009

Don't go towards the light

So I've been doing this on my spare time and I think I've finally fished with it. the weird looking sea creature was inspired by Carlos Huante characters designs. This is the first time I used a lot of different render passes adn I thinked it worked out pretty well. Also, one of my first attempts at using mental ray.

3ds Max, Mental, Zbrush, Photoshop.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pharaoh Update

Here's an update of the pharaoh. I plan to just make this a bust. I still want to refine the head-piece a bit more and I plan to add some more clothing pieces.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

2nd Place

Sweet I took 2nd place for CGSoceity in the Dominance War IV Mini #2. This is just the placing for your particular team. Now that each team has their top 3, a group of judges will decide which are the best of each teams top three combined. Not sure when this will be decided but I'll be sure to post when it happens.

Link to the team finalist:
Dominance War IV Mini #2

Friday, June 12, 2009

Head Shot

Here's a head shot of her.

The Princess

So she's finished, pretty much, there's always something I fine to tweak later.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

UPDATE: Female Character

Update: I've worked on her face a lot, a lot happier with it. I was looking at different monitors at work and found out that the old renders were a lot darker, so I've lightened them up.
Alex, I've thickened the fur on the spear, I think it looks a lot better.

So I'm finally nearing the end of one of my characters for my new demo reel. I'll be tweaking things on her a bit more, but nothing big. The next character I'll be tackling is the Viking, which I posted a WIP of earlier with the woman.

3ds Max, Zbrush, Vray, Photoshop

Sunday, May 31, 2009

DWIV Mini Challenge

So I decidied to compete in the Dominance War IV Mini Challenge. The challenge was to create a bust of a creature in 9 days.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Giant Post

Well, I'll be in Italy for the next two weeks so I thought I'd post some work-in-progress images and Apple Jacks stuff before I'm off.

Viking and Trader: I still have texturing work to do and some modeling on these guys left to do. I really want to make these two mint so look out for the finish of these two when I get back from Italy.

Some fun Zbrush Sculpts

A new render of Venom and a crazy monster thing inspired by the concept art from Guild Wars.

These are some props I modeled & textured for the Apple Jacks: Big Apple commercial. I also lit and rendered a couple shots in the commercial and modeled & textured the tree, rocks, various shrubs and stuff. (Bent Image Lab)

Heres the spot

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Female Study

Though I'd share a project I've been working on every once and awhile. I'll be doing more with this model later, as always seems to be the case.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Venom, again!

I've decided to re-do the venom I had done awhile ago. I'm not done with the base (what he's standing on). I want to integrate it better with venom, show it taking over venom. For those who don't know Venom is created by this ooz like substance that takes over people.

Whenever I finish this I'm going to get a 3d print of it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I've been working on the model of a clydesdale on and off. The model was done in 3ds max, and detailed in zbrush.
A technical note: At work and home we've been using gamma 2.2. The default gamma in 3ds max is 1.0. With gamma 2.2 it is boosting the colors, not sure technically if that is right, but anyways it actually changes the values of the RGB channel in maps, which will mess up your normal maps. So for awhile I have not been able to use normal maps at work or home. Until we discovered that gamma 2.2 is the problem and that to get around this problem when you select a texture map file in the material editor, in max, you tell the computer to over-ride the system gamma, if you are using gamma 2.2, and select gamma 1.0 and your normal maps should work!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hand Study

I wasn't able to finish the bust for the Dominance War mini-challenge, there was just not enough time. So I decided to finish my hand study I've worked on here and there. It was modeled in max, zbrushed and then rendered with VRay. I displaced the zbrush sculpt.

Monday, February 23, 2009


A quick update

Dominance War IV

Dominance War has started again and the people at Game Artisan have decided to do a mini-challenge before the epic main challenge. Instead of me explaining everything head over to the Dominance War website to find out more about this crazyness! Anyways this is my first pass.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Digital Arts Article

Here is the scanned in article from Digital Arts magazine on the Coke: Hidden Formula commercial we did.

Digital Arts: Coke Hidden Formula

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Digital Arts and Stash!

Some exciting news, Bent Image Labs was featured in Digital Arts magazine in the UK for the work we did on the Coke commercial. Also, Bent was featured on Stash, a DVD released monthly that highlights some of the best commercial animations, motion graphics, and short films. The whale I zbrused and textured is on the cover of the DVD!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Coke “Hidden Formula” Toad

I posted earlier the article at Motionographer about the coke commercial we did at Bent Image Lab. I thought I would share the toad I worked on. I did the model and textures. Galen Beals did the lighting when it's on the deck of the ship. The deck of the ship is actually a live set and the tribal guy on the ship is stop-motion doll.