Sunday, March 29, 2009

Guy Under Train


Wait... That's an oxymoron...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WIP: North High 01

For my final project for this year (hence my high school career) I decided to model my school. I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier... Probably not gonna finish in time now, but let's see how far I get.

Oh yeah, I go to North High School. Am I gonna get in trouble for putting a picture?

+/- Render Cards

I don't know if they're really called Render Cards I made that up. Still though, don't you love stuff like this? It's like making your own Pokemon Cards! The bottom right-hand grids are for little memos and notes I can put on each one because I'm going to print them all out (black & white) and put them in sheet protectors and feel great with them all binded up in a three-ring binder.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Love stuff like this


Sunday, March 22, 2009

NY Building01

Another fairly recent one done on Autodesk Maya.
Sadly I didn't make it in time for my college application portfolio.

It's some building in New York, and I only had one screen shot of it so the bottom half is completely improvised (hence looking like crap). Still me just trying to get used to Maya so my grouping and coordinates and stuff are all over the place.

The rendering was based off of this excellent tutorial of the physical sun and sky feature on Maya's mental ray.

+/- More Renders

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Worst Burglar Ever


Personally, I like 2:00 the most.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Blob Church

This is a piece I made on Autodesk Maya at school. It's pretty recent, I think I finished it around mid-January?

The front half of the church was based off a book tutorial and then the rest is improvised. It would be a cool building to have in a video game, and video games always have a blob-looking character, so I placed them all over the church.

The render style was based off of an ambient occlusion tutorial, whose link I was gonna post here but unfortunately now only leads to a 404.

+/- Separate Renders

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mario Kart Love Song

I know it's been a great while since this video first came out, but my friend reminded me of it today, so here it is!

+/- Lyrics

Mario Kart Love Song

You be my princess
I'll be your toad
I'll follow behind you
on rainbow road
Protect you from red shells
wherever we go
I promise.

Noone will touch us
if we pick up a star
If you spin out
you can ride in my car
When we slide together
we generate sparks
in our wheels and our hearts

The finish line
is just around the bend
I'll pause this game
so our love will never end
Let's go again

The blue shell is coming
so I'll go ahead
If you hang behind
it'll hit me instead
but never look back
cause I'm down but not dead
I'll catch up to you

Don't worry about
Bowser or DK
Eat this glowing mushroom
and they'll all fade away


to the mushroom cup
and the flower cup
and the star cup
and the reverse cup


+/- Bowser's Reply

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One in 500

This is a render from Autodesk Maya.

I modeling it right before winter break last year because I was carried away with the holiday spirit. It was when I was (and currently still) making the transition from Blender Foundation to Autodesk Maya and needed something to practice on. I decided to model something that we had made before in Blender-- Christmas trees and a snowman. They're key chains because I wanted to make something shiny on mentalray. Did you know key chain was two words?

I hate that Christmas gets less and less exciting each year you get older. I don't get the rushes of adrenaline in the middle of the night, anxious to wake up the next morning to tear open my gifts. I never "opened one present" on Christmas Eve that's a load of crap, I left them all for the day of!
Not saying that I don't enjoy Christmas at all, it's just different. It's more exciting in the sense that you get to see how people respond to your gift more than what you got; maybe I'm growing up. Why the hell am I analyzing Christmas in mid-March.

Oh yeah, the school computers were a pain during the "duplication" process. Oh, my god.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Made on Blender sometime last year.

I was playing around with "growing" particles (hair) from only certain faces of sphere (head), and making them lean certain directions too. This model is one of the few organic models I've ever done.

+/- Another Render

I purposely have no renders of the back view, because it turned out freaking horrible.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pluto Day!

Today's Pluto Day (in Illinois at least)!
Only today is Pluto considered a planet (only in Illinois)!

It also happens to be one of three Friday the 13's we have this year.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Terra Naomi

Terra Naomi was someone I used to listen on YouTube a lot.
Didn't know she had an official video out...!
Anyway this is my favorite song by her called "Up Here"

+/- Lyrics

Up Here/Terra Naomi

Roll into your town and I’m walking around
Got some extra time think I’ll throw some money down
And you follow me around
and you’re asking for the time
Your asking what I found
think I’m gonna rob you blind

maybe it’s the tattoo on my arm
that I drew while I was bored waiting tables in new york
a heart and two flowers intertwined with a vine
I can see your point, I can see your point

And up here I am who I am
And if you don’t like it then fuck you, man
I’m not a thief and a whore
Please don’t follow me around next time I’m shopping in your store

And up here I’m making you aware
That if you don’t like me well I don’t care
I’ll be exactly who I am and if you got a problem with it
Well that’s your problem, man

After I’ve paid count the money that you made
Then you go to the show like to be entertained
And I get up on the stage
Trained monkey in a cage
And it’s just another day just another day

And I can see you from my place on the stage
Third row center aisle
Hot blond with you
All smiles
And you got another woman but that’s in another town
And you can’t wait til this is over
Gonna lay that honey down

And up here I am who I am
And if you don’t like it then fuck you, man
I’m not a thief and a whore
Please don’t follow me around next time I’m shopping in your store

And up here I’m making you aware
That if you don’t like me well I don’t care
I’ll be exactly who I am and if you got a problem with it
Well that’s your problem, man

And your good values taught you how to behave
Who to treat kindly and who to enslave
And like all good men you still fall to the floor
When a great big rack
And a ripe round ass
Walk through that door…

And up here I am who I am
And if you don’t like it then fuck you, man
I’m not a thief and a whore
Please don’t follow me around next time I’m shopping in your store

And up here I’m making you aware
That if you don’t like me well I don’t care
I’ll be exactly who I am and if you got a problem with it
Well that’s your problem, man

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blue gay ducks are last couple of species

So these two male blue ducks are two of the remaining three known blue ducks in the world; they're endangered.
There was one other female, and they decided to hook up with each other and in turn booked the extinction of their species. Sad, but they look pretty happy.

Click photo for article.

WIP: Barns & Noble Cafe

A project I started some time last year on Blender.

This was the time when I hung out with my sister a lot (usually just working on homework), and we would always say, "Let's go to Borders" and of course end up at Barns & Noble.

When I finished my homework early, I drew some of the stuff there and ended up modeling it on Blender. It's not quite done yet and I don't see it ever being as I have switched over to Maya.

+/- More Renders

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Buzzer Beater!

I can't even start to imagine how good that felt.
Ohh, man

Monday, March 9, 2009


This is another one on Blender.

I was trying to figure out armatures and decided to start with simple polygons.

The walk cycle that I tried animating with this guy turned out to be considerably similar to that scary woman from "The Grudge" so I have that locked up under many folders.
Yeah, it was that bad.

Still though, isn't he cute?

Sunday, March 8, 2009


This is from xkcd a webcomic site that I recently found and really like.
There's lots of more stuff like this so you should go read them all.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Root of Three

Harold and Kumar 2 Escape from Guantanamo Bay was freaking hilarious.
And I really liked the poem Kumar wrote in it.
+/- Poem

The Root of Three

I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

A three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath a vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark, just what is this I see?
Another square root of a three

Has quietly come waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
And with a wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
And love for me has been renewed

Sweet Jesus that is FUNNY

My friend showed me this at school and I was being very disruptive.

I love this game

Pikmin is such a fun game.
If any of you have played Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Olimar is from the Nintendo game Pikmin.
I don't have a Wii so I've never played the one for the Wii but the N64 one was really fun. Basically, you (Olimar) crash into this unknown planet and meet these new creatures called Pikmin, and go along trying to put together your space shuttle by taking great advantage of these mindless critters.
The Red ones can withstand fire, the Blue ones can go in the water (without dying), and the yellow ones can jump really high and can carry bombs. They all have these little different things about them like the red ones (above, although it's not red) have noses, the blue ones have gills, the yellow ones have ears.
You can't see in the picture, but they all start off with leaves on their heads and as you progress in the game and manage to keep them alive it grows into a bud and then later a flower, which I guess make them run faster.

Anyway, this is another one I made last year on Blender.
I have a short (unfinished) video with this Red Pikmin that I used for my second semester final but I'll upload it another time.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Desktop Computer

Another piece I did last year that I ended up using as my first semester final.

That plant in the back is a tomato, and yeah I know they don't grow like that. Sorry about the mouse I hate Macs but it was just way easier to model in the limited amount of time I had.

As big as a bitch the keyboard was to model, it was really fun to make. The part I had the most trouble with was the mouse and speaker chords they actually twist and turn around in the back there.

And no, the mouse isn't supposed to be facing this way.


This was a piece I did sometime last year on Blender.
I was planning on making the entire chess set, but got stuck at that little rectangular dent on the bishop piece and it wasn't until this year I found out about the boolean tool (kinda sad).

Also, I was playing around with reflectivity and transparency and such.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Big Dog

My sister sent me this video, and I think I got a six-pack from laughing too much.
I showed it to my friend and she wasn't laughing at all so I guess not everyone finds it funny.
It kind of looks like two people are walking, but it's actually a robot (hence the loud buzzing sound, which only adds to the humor) with a really good sense of balance.
It's really funny when the guy KICKS IT (0:36) and when it's slipping on the ice (1:25), but hey that's just me.

First Post


Just a short intro before I get this blog going.

I'm mostly planning on posting my 3D stuff, maybe some music, any funny videos I find, anything really that catches my attention.

I began 3D last year in my junior year of high school with Blender Foundation, and starting this year I've started using Autodesk Maya since it seemed to be the universal 3D Modeling & Animation program.
I mostly only model inorganic stuff, but I'm still trying to get the hang of Maya so if you're looking for the really good stuff you would have better luck at CGTalk or 3D Total.

So I think that just about sums up the intro. I'll start with posting the older things I did on 3D (Blender) and then move on to the things I'm working on right now. Any constructive criticism or just plain criticism will be much appreciated and I can also be contacted at