Friday, July 25, 2008

Modelling (II). Playing with subdivision surfaces.

The main idea behind modelling using subdivision surfaces is to create simple geometry that after applying a smoothing algorithm like Catmull-Clark or Loop it finally gets its smoothed and final shape. This way you model the low resolution mesh and you get the higher resolution meshes applying different levels of this smoothing modifiers.

The main problem is that this smoothing algorithms will smooth at all cost and you sometime want to keep several edges chamfered but hard. One way to do this is creating bound edges around the edges you want to be hard.

Friday, July 18, 2008

3dsmax Modelling (I). Using Image references

One interesting technique to model real things, is to use pictures of this real things as a reference and place them in our modelling software so we can do the blocking of the model based on that visual information. Here I will describe step by step how to do it using 3dsmax. Thanks to Ramón for all the help.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mundos Digitales 2008 (I). Beowulf y la pirámide del valor.

Tuve la suerte de poder asistir a la edición de este año de MundosDigitales, festival de la industria del 3D que se celebra anualmente en La Coruña y que reune a personas de la mayoría de los estudios de animación nacionales y parte de Europa. Es un encuentro muy agradable donde asistir a conferencias sobre este mundillo y hacer amigos del sector.

Para no olvidarme de las conferencias que considero que más me han gustado, voy a llevar a cabo unos cuantos post en que describiré varias ponencias de Mundos Digitales 08 de forma desenfadada y con bastantes aportaciones personales (quién avisa no es traidor),

[Post in spanish because I feel more comfortable using my native language and I don´t have too much time to translate this in english. Content just for spaniards sorry.]

Sebastian "Beowulf carnosico" Sylwan

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MrPotato Indiana Jones

Incredible, people from Playskool knows what I need, they have already released the new MrPotato Indiana Jones, with integrated sound in the hat. So I can get rid of the useless Indiana Jones soundtrack emitter and replace it with my voice synthetizer :D. Now I only need some spare time.

I agree it´s not very friendly, it´s a kind of ugly, but it´s a MrPotato c´mon and if you press on the hat you will get some music, isn´t it cute?. During this summer holidays I need to be working on that defenitely. MrPotato v.3 is about to come. Muhahahaha