Friday, June 10, 2016

Grace Origins Storyboards

I hope some of you guys got to watch "Monty and the Runaway Furnace" at some of the amazing film festivals. A few of the questions kept getting asked is where did grace originate from?

Well, I spent a little time drawing these rough storyboards for "Grace Origins", hopefully the story answers a lot more questions. It's been a while for me storyboarding, so it's been fun. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Road to Environments

It's been a pretty exciting weekend in LA for the Monty and the Runaway Furnace screening, I hope some of you got to watch the film or attend. I heard a lot of people really enjoyed it, which is awesome!

I have been busy learning ZBrush and environment workflows! ZBrush is something I never really got to spend much time in and is definitely a challenging learning curve. I found it quite frustrating to navigate in at first as it's not true 3D space.

I have some new projects underway once I have cleared these tutorials off my list! I have a few big environment projects to make and work on towards being an Environment Artist, which I am super excited on this journey. So here's what I've been making so far some rocks and leaves and log. This is from Jacob Norris' tutorial on gumroad! He is an amazing artist at Naughty Dog. Making assets have certainly been very fun process and I am enjoying a lot.

I shall also be learning Substance Designer and UE4 towards my career path. Don't worry I am not going to abandon lighting, I love it too much!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@evavfx3d) for latest updates and tweets if you're not already! my NYC piece was one of my first environment pieces; however I want to make something that you guys can experience.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monty and the Runaway Furnace Film Festivals

Hey guys,

It's been a while, thought I'd give you guys an update. Monty and the Runaway Furnace is on a Film Festival tour! The film did amazing at the Arizona Film Festival. We received a special Jury Award for Visual Storytelling. Congrats to the cast and crew!

Next up is in Hawaii this week! Showing at the 11th Big Island Film Festival

Next week Monty will be hitting Los Angeles, CA for a special premiere at the Dances with Films Festival. It will be shown at the historic TCL Chinese Theatres!
I have also been busy working on a special storyboard for Monty and the runaway furnace for LA's premiere. Sadly I won't be able to make it to the premiere.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sitting Pretty

So what have I been up to lately? Well I've been lighting a character and my first one! I have to thank Sy at So Designs for giving me the opportunity. Go check his work out on Instagram! He does awesome characters!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Animation World Network - New Projects!

What is up you guys! I apologize for the lack of updates. I recently got published by AWN! Amazing, thanks guys. Go check out the article.

Meanwhile I am also working on new exciting personal projects to develop my skills further and shall be cutting another new reel! Don't forget you can follow me on Twitter too! @evavfx3d

Monday, March 14, 2016

Reel Update!

Many apologies for the lack of update on my blog. It's been a very busy start to the year. I have finally had the chance to update my reel with new work I did earlier this year! I worked on a Mazda dual campaign 2016 for a short time at Candyspace here in London.

I have new projects in the works, more updates soon!

Go check out my new reel! and the 3D art.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

3D World Magazine! February 2016

Hey guys, so it's been a crazy year! I have been busy working on a few publications and my first one has finally come out!

I'm featured on a double page spread in 3D World Magazine February 2016 #204. The Force is strong on this one... grab a copy and turn to page 36 and 37!

There is a 3D World App available too for you digital readers.

2016 looks like a great start, can't wait to see what the year has in store for me.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Demo Reel - Fall 2015

I have updated my demo reel. It has a collection of my recent work including on the independent film I've been working on "Monty and the Runaway Furnace". It has been submitted to Sundance Film Festival and many others!

Onto the next projects! I have some Renderman Stuff in the works.
Check it out.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

NYC Village - Fall on Perry St

It is finally done!! I have had so many challenges with this piece but I'm most proud of. I explored various tree workflows from Paint FX to Speed Tree! I wanted the piece to be personal, a place where I have been to before, as I travel so much.

I wanted to also challenge myself throughout the entire 3D pipeline not just as a lighter. I had some help with the nCloth, thanks to David Chow and my Gnomon crew!

I used Maya for modeling and ZBrush for some detail. I used Mudbox mainly for creating my texture alpha's on the wall for the cracks otherwise Photoshop was used for texturing mainly. Speedtree was the end result of my vegetation creation. The files were huge from speedtree, so I converted them into alembic files and imported them into my scene as V-Ray Proxy. Thanks to V-Ray 3.0 it has made things a lot simple for this process and light weight without my scene crashing every so often.

The shadows were also created using light blockers a combination of simple plane polygons and the v-ray proxy tree's made invisible to help project the shapes of the shadows on the walls floors especially.

The leaves were individual small planes with an alpha and use ncloth to control the movement of the leaves in the background. Some of the leaves were individually hand animated as I couldn't get the right movement that I wanted with the simulation.
I cached out the ncloth to make renders a lot easier.

I had a whole bunch of lighting references of similar residential street's around NYC

Definitely very taxing in render I have learnt, but alembic and V-Ray proxies always helps. The original photograph is by Vivienne Gucwa thank you for sharing this beautiful photo. Although the original concept was summer, I wanted to bring a personal touch to it although sticking closely to the photo. I wanted a more Fall feel as it's my favorite time of the year in NYC.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Maui Painting

I forgot to post this, did this a while back. My first one with color.