Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bye bye Siggraph 07

Bye bye Siggraph 07, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Prentice is the man!!!!

Prentice is the man!!!!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Troy plays Tempest!

Troy plays Tempest!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

John Knoll plays stars wars!!!!!


Teapot!!!!!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Plasma Pong!!!!

Plasma Pong!!!!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Wens at siggraph

Sorry I haven't posted today. The whole morning I was in a talk about
how they made the sand for spiderman and that was really sweet. A lot
of stuff about ri points and point clusters. It really got me thinking

Then this afternoon I taught my masterclass and that went really well.
Better than I expected, I got a lot of people that came up to thank
me after and I had to hurry it up in the end. I was worried that I
wouldn't gill the time. Hopefully I'll be able to do something like
that again .

Well I'm off to the Electronic Theater hopefully that be as good as
the one last year.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Vray 1.5 is out now!!!!!

Vray 1.5 is out now!!!!!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Autodesk user group party on the carrier

Vray booth is pretty nice

Vray booth is pretty nice, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Autodesk booth at siggraph

Autodesk booth at siggraph, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Where are our images? There where a bunch in the u

Autodesk booth at siggraph

Autodesk booth at siggraph, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Where are our images? There where a bunch in the usergroup though

Autodesk user group!!

Autodesk user group!!, originally uploaded by mrloafbot.

Transformers presentation

Wow the transformers presentation was really cool. I got a lot out of
it and it seems that ilm is starting to act more like a smaller studio
with fewer people doing mor and that sounds awesome to me

Monday, August 6, 2007

Autodesk buys mudbox!!!

Just found out at the user group

Shape depiction and stylization

I'm at a paper that is all about deceting and editing lines and shapes
for toon like rendering and its really great to see all this work I've
got some great ideas

Thursday, August 2, 2007

5 of my Favorite Books

If I could take five books with me to an island these are the ones I would take:

  • Dune - Frank Hurbert
  • Foundation - Issac Asimov
  • Enders Game - Orson Scott Card
  • The Butlerian Jihad - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
  • Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
So it's pretty obvious that I'm a big Sci-fi guy, after all there are 2 Dune novels on my list. Foundation is one of those books that I'd love to see be made into a movie but then once the movie would be made I would probally hate it. You know how it is when you really care about something and then you see somebody else do it and they just dont seem to do it right. However Enders Game would also make a great game... now that would be interesting. The orginal Dune book is one of those things that I could just read and re-read over and over again. I just love those huge stories that make everybody in them seem so small but so important.


So I'm working on this forest scene in max. I'm really happy with how it's coming so I thought I'd post something.. but the compression is really really bad. But this scene is so cool because it's just using a vray sun/sky for everything. The primary GI is Monte-Carlo with the secondary being lightcache. I'm just really impressed with how it handled all the geometyr, motion blur and GI. The trees are the AEC trees that come with max with materials I made.