Friday, May 30, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fry Render


The world of 3d rendering is changing all the time. As much as it stays the same, it changes constantly. That's always what's been fun about it for me. Like now there are some very interesting renderers coming out. Fryrender is a unbiased renderer which means it aims for a simulation approach to rendering. Maxwell is another render that works in a similar fashion. I think the thing I'm most curious about these kind of renders is how much time can they really save me? Reality takes you only so far. Clients demand a reality with style. Stlye just doenst happen its the end of many changes and many descsions. I want to know how these kinds of renders will help me and the people I work for make choices faster. It's going to be a fun that's all I know.

Here is a quick video showing Fry render in maya:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Learning Blender

Blender 3D: Noob to Pro

So I've been pretty interested in messing around with Blender and some of you might wonder why. Well the first and most obvious reason is that it's free. Software is expensive there is no getting around that. We've all messed with cheap-o software before and the only one I remember enjoying is Infini-D or Raydream and both of those are from way back in the day. So Blender runs in windows and it also runs in Linux which is also something I would like to know more about. I can handle my own around an Ubuntu system and I can figure my way around a command line but I would not consider my self a pro. I wish I could but I know enough to know that I have a lot more to learn. So here I am. Soon I will buy a new computer that will take over the duties of my current home workstation. That computer will soon be a linux only, crazy fun linux box. I will mess around will blender and neat-o renderers like Yafray. Heck there is even a python script to render blender stuff in Vray! Now there is nothing wrong with that.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nathan's Rabbit Rigging

It's been a long time since I've rigged anything. Maybe it's time to fix that.

Big Buck Bunny Trailer

It's seriously time to take a look at blender. I think its amazing the Peach team is adding features as they need them in production. I wish companies who made software would do things like that.