Friday, June 29, 2007

An Oldie Animation

Things are slow around here because production on my short is currently halted because I do not have access to a computer that can run SoftImage XSI smoothly. So here's a little something to keep you entertained, a ball bounce animation I did awhile ago. Enjoy:

If you are wondering, yes, I'm bored to tears. *Le sigh* At least I'm catching up with my movies, already watched Pom Poko, Memories, Art School Confidential and Shooter. I recommend all except the last one...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Mom Went To New York and Brought Back Cool Things

My Mom, sister, aunty and grandma went to New York on the 9th to the 16th and had a blast. It's been my grandma's dream to visit the big apple and she finally filled it. The four of them visited the major tourist traps, Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Broadway and several other places. My sister took a whopping 1,111 pictures!!! I'd probably be the same if I went, good thing she's digital.
Anyway, one of the places the four went is the Nintendo World Store in Rockerfeller Center. There they bought me several gifts, including:

-A Wii-Mote Key chain with light
-GameCube candies
-Zelda Life Shirt
-Zelda's Hero: Link shirt
-Conan O'Brien magnet (from NBC Studios)
-Some more candies

and my favorite: -An Animal Crossing Plushie!!!!

I want to go to New York now..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crash Without Recovery Episode 2

I'll be representing Nintendo on a Crash Without Recovery Round Table about E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Due to the fact that it's invite only, we'll be talking about the news. Should be fun, here's my E3 Predictions:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bunny High Res

Here's my Z-Brush Rabbit in glorious high res. Beware, he'll eat your soul. Yeah.

He was suppose to be low res with a normal map to bring out all the pieces, but I made his low res too low so I couldn't show all the details. Oh well, live and learn. I'll try it again after the break and then animate him.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Even More Rabbits...........

Seriously... Rabbits and Me.

Anyway, remember my rabbit in THIS ENTRY? Well, I'm making him in 3D with SoftImage XSI (usual program I use from my 3d work) and Z-Brush. Here's a screen shot of what I have so far...

Friday, June 15, 2007

What Is With Me And Rabbits?


Animal Within by ~Chmilar on deviantART

More animation coming soon, running out of time..

Monday, June 11, 2007

Crash Without Recovery: Episode 1: Smash Brothers Brawl

Ok, despite having a huge workload, I decided to host, edit and post a vidcast (video podcast) for (I'll post it on once I get the second episode up) . The first episode features Maria, Roman, Kyle, myself and Luke on camera. I honestly thought it would take 15 minutes, sure enough we ran out of tape at 55 minutes! There's so many good things in there that I just didn't want to edit it down, so I divided it up into several parts.

I'll be posting the parts this week. It was recorded on June 9th, so there might be updates to , were we right? Time will tell...

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

Maria's blog

Kyle's blog

Roman's blog

Camera man Luke's blog

What do you think? Talk back about this vidcast over at's Forum, Click HERE.

Friday, June 08, 2007

RR: A Look at the Newly Improved Star of the Show

Here's a render of Roy again in a scene I'm working on. I just love the pose and expression. Leave a comment. More animation on it's way.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

RR: Laugh and Shock

Got my instructor to give Roy a retexture job and looks awesome. Sadly I didn't import him as a reference model, so I gotta find a way to update his body without loosing the animation. Graeme gave me some suggestions, but I don't think I did it right, I'll have to get him to show me how to do it properly.
Anyway here's a scene with the improved Roy. In this scene Roy has fired the gun and is doing his victory laugh. Then something happens....
Listen! Listen! Voice acting!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Help Me Help You and Win Me A Wii!

Ok, I've written 3 tutorials over at and they're pretty well received. My first one on some animation basics got on the front page of and I want to get there again. All these tutorials of mine are being graded by viewers and I need you to head over to:

XSI Animation Basics and Above 1
Elements of Design Tutorial
Principles of Design Tutorial

and give them 5 star ratings so I can win a Wii. Of course, what's in it for you? Well this is your time to send in questions to and I will write another XSI Animation Basics tutorial with some questions sent to me! Win, Win, Win, Right?

So vote for me, send suggestions and check back.

Monday, June 04, 2007

RR: Button Press 2

Ok, another take on the button press, much like the first, except Roy puts his googles on and the machine fires. He coughs at the end of the animation and the machine fires during the animation, hard to see because of the shaded mode, looks cooler rendered. I'll have to begin rendering soon. Everything is due at the end of the semester, June 22nd.