Monday, July 30, 2012

Crayon Tutorial Preview

Hey folks!  Here's a little preview of an upcoming tutorial.  We'll be playing with diffuse maps, specular maps, reflection maps, bump maps ... all kinds of craziness.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Facebook Timeline Template and Tutorial

Hey, guys.  It's been a long summer.  Classes have been interfering with my tutorial duties, but the summer semester is over and it's time to get down to business.  Here's a quick Adobe® Photoshop® tutorial showing how to use a template I threw together to help you customize your Facebook timeline page.

Follow the link of your choice, then click FILE > DOWNLOAD to save the PSD to your hard drive.

While we're on the subject, remember to LIKE us on Facebook.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dirty Zoe

So we have overcast skies today, giving us a welcome break from the heat, and my daughter says to me "Daddy, can I go outside to play?" I told her sure thing. A little later she says, "Daddy, can I play with my cars in the dirt?" I told her no problem. I see now I may have misunderstood what she meant by "in the dirt".  She was making roads for her hot wheels, which I thought was harmless enough, but turns out she may have been driving them with her nose.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rendered Hourglass

Here's the hourglass after being allowed to render for a little while (also some sand added)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Out of Time Hourglass

Preliminary render of my day-off project.  Rendering glass and shadows always takes quite a bit of time, so I didn't let it finish.  As a result, you can still see some grainy areas.  Those will go away after a full render.  I just wanted to share what I'd been working on today.

I don't have the sand in this one yet, so we call it Out of Time.