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His Divine Shadow

Reference

Zbrush Model

Renders

Sketchfab

Professor Clever Alien

Professor Clever Alien is a 3D cartoon based on a character sketch that I originally developed for a healthy eating campaign.

Update 01/2017:

Got him 3D printed on a PROJET 660 PRO.

More photos here.

Zeta Reticulans

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Out of all the illustrations and descriptions of the typical ‘grey’ alien archetype, this particular image has fascinated me for years.¬† There’s something about the head shape and features that looks so creepy.¬† Its¬†familiar and humanoid in some ways, yet very strange and alien in others.

Sculpt & Polypaint

Final Render

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Character Emotions

Maya (mental ray)

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UT3

Character Emotions (ut3)

Modern Apartments

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Lord Zedd

Project

One of the coolest bad guys ever! Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers…

Reference

Not much to go off other than low quality vidcaps.

Final Renders

Magog

As it’s my birthday I’ve taken a break from work and instead did some 3D for fun in the form of a Magog from Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda…

Pretty pleased with him for the most part, I think the fur could be better.¬† The eyes are modified versions of the ones I’m working on for my dissertation, don’t look too bad either.

magog

Landship

MSc Practical Assignment

The Mechanical Modelling module required us to visit a museum and take reference photos of a vehicle . Using the gathered¬†reference we had to design and model both a vehicle form that could transform into an alternative robot mode, in the ‘Transformers’ style with the final model being able to transform within Unreal Tournament 3.

I selected a WW1 British Tank or ‘Landship’, and had a trip to The Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln to take reference shots of one of the few surviving today.

Original Series Megatron

Original Series Megatron

The ‘robot’ form is based in the¬†Decepticon characters in the original animated series of Transformers, specifically the character ‘Megatron’.¬† Additionally he is embellished with elements from WW1 artifacts and a ludicrous Kitchener-esc Mustache.

High Resolution Model

Low Poly Renders

Transformation Video

40K Space Marine Stronghold

Outline

For this project we were asked to create a UDK environment made up of a small number of modular elements.

12 Elements

In Game Screenshots

Tyr Anasazi

Outline

This project was to create a Unreal Tournament 3 character to be playable in-game.¬† I chose to model the character Tyr Anasazi from Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda.

Tyr Anasazi Reference

Sculpt

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Low Poly Render

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In-game Screenshots

Enterprise Bridge

UDK environment based on the bridge of the original series of Star Trek. Animated and accurate down to the console layout.

Camulus

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The result of my first attempts at sculpting in Mudbox.¬† As a Maya user I found it very intuitive, the controls are practically identical.¬† Similarly, the hair was done with Joe Alter‘s “Shave & Haircut” as a play around.¬† Certainly far better than any of Alias’s own hair/fur solutions. Quite easy to get to grips with and a fairly good system for controlling the hair follicles, if still a bit unwieldy at times.

Residential Appartments

Outline

This was a project for SE Controls, a specialist provider of smoke and natural ventilation solutions.

The brief was to produce a virtual residential block to serve as an example of how the company would approach fitting out a building with their products.  Additionally their product range was rendered for a consistent aesthetic.

This imagery was used throughout the companies new promotional material, including catalogue, video and website.

House

Cylons

Outline

The CGI in the new series of Battlestar Galactica is absolutely stunning… except for the Cylons! The new Cylons are extremely bland and completely lack what made the originals so awesome.¬† Naturally I had to have a go myself

Challenge

One unique element to this piece was working out a way of rendering the bright lens flares glimmering off their chrome armor.¬† I needed a solution other than Photoshop fakery as this was originally an animated sequence and therefore would require a more procedural solution. I achieved the effect not through the native Maya solution of camera lens’ but through a modified specular render pass.

Reference

Maya Model

Vizor Animation

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Final Render