Posts from: August 2016

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A pig for a monkey

In an effort to practice creating more low-poly characters for my Twilight Zone recreations, I present Oinkers. He will most likely play the general conducting the space isolation missions in the Pilot episode. the UV presence masking needs a little TLC but I like him! His primary shader is a PxrSubSurface shader set to white, pink…

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Monkey & Stingray

My Twilight Zone monkey is coming along pretty well. After having built up the shader networks in REYES I up and decided to switch to RIS. Though I miss Slim, I regret nothing! This scene took 7 hours to render. One scene… 7 hours. New strategy: animate the scenes, upgrade my hardware then final render….

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Slim for Renderman

In my endless efforts to develop a sockmey-Twilight Zone series I’m forced to learn the inner workings of Renderman’s Slim. Before this I really didn’t have much experience building shaders, but from what I’ve read, this shoooould give me more control with faster render times. In my efforts to learn it I’ve come to this…

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Adding the Squish

I’ve decided to take a monkey break and try to develop a better rig. Since my monkey has an unusually high amount of polygons I’ve decided to do some testing on a simpler form. After doing some walking drills with my monkey I decided that he looked waaaaay to stiff and rigid so now I’m…

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Army Monkey

My monkey is finally looking how I want him. I’ll spend a little more time working on the fabric, and the sets are definitely a work in-progress, but for now, it’s time to animate the opening scene. I’ve noticed the opening scene has a very light amount of fog so figuring that out is important….

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Twilight Zone – Where Is Everybody?

Sock monkeys can fly too! For my grand exercise I have decided to recreate the Pilot episode of the Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody?. Something like this takes more planning, experience and skill than I have, but I’m doing it anyway. Breaking this project down into section is probably the best way to tackle this….

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Getting started with Maya

Getting started… Step one: Download Maya from Autodesk. They offer a free version for students, and aren’t we all students in life? Or if you’d like download Blender instead. Blender is a free open-source program that I’ve never personally touched but the reviews I’ve read (after having already developed a decent familiarity for Maya) say the Blender is…

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Introduction to Maya Animation

Animating the Twilight Zone Howdy all! I’m new to the world of Animation. What better way to learn something new than to bite off more than you can chew?! Am I right… or am I right… or am I right… or am I right?! I am going to recreate the Twilight Zone… with a sock…

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