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Monday, December 19, 2011

Voyage of the ARGonauts: Fruits Of Our Labor

My team (7Rings Entertainment) has finally come to a milestone. Below is the Alpha state intro video for the Voyage of the ARGonauts.

It has been a long, arduous semester, but it was worth every minute of it. My team of Connie, Mario, Robert, Scott, Jacob, and Daniel helped to make it all happen. They are the best!

MATC - Texture and Material Editing: Compositing 3D Models Into Photos

For my final assignment, I was given a choice of models to unwrap in 3DS Max, paint/texture in MudBox, and then bring back into Max to composite into a photograph. I chose a Joan of Arc model. Not being content with just a simple paint, I activated my geek gene and went Star Wars on it. Adding a lightsaber of my own design, she became part of a still taken from the Old Republic. After lighting was settled on, I brought the image into Photoshop to do some further tweaking.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Voyage of the ARGonauts: Leggo' my Logo!

Ahoy, fellow ARGonauts!

Today's installment brings you the piece of the puzzle that I finally found: the ARGonaut logo!

After painstaking trial and error, I finally arrived at the box modeling process (Thanks Keith Kamikawa!). Using the MentalRay renderer, I gave the logo first a chrome material, but it was WAY too dark and wouldn't play nice with the lighting and background.

Using advice from my fellow classmate (Yo Joel Swanson!), I decided to go with a Semi-Polished Stainless Steel material!

The final result speaks for itself!