Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Rimz

And the front is finally getting some love:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Texturing Update

Trying to texture this thing in-between packing and moving.

This is where I'm at right now:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Blog updates were temporarily delayed as I ended up getting cast as a costumed character at Naper Settlement's All Hallows Eve event last weekend. Lots of fun!

So, now for an update. :D

This is now 95% baked, and I'm looking forward to finally starting some texturing. I've been putting a big focus on smoothing groups and cages in order to get the best bake results, and there were a lot of interesting shapes in here that were a great learning experience for proper baking.

If anyone really wants a good understanding of how to get perfect bakes every time, check out Earthquake's many posts on Here's a good example:


Here's the wireframe and non-textured model. Right now it's coming in at about 12,000 tris.

Finally getting to texturing. Starting with curvature and AO:
Quick update as I start to work the textures.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Side side project

Halfway through baking... currently a little over 8,000 tris. I'm expecting the final to be around 13,000.

Then, texturing!

And a proc building tutorial is coming!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Getting Close!

Almost finished! The building trim still needs variation (and corners!), and I need to make an ore for the foreground gondola.

Also still trying to decide what kind of DOF to use, and whether the water is too bright or not.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Finally got those lampposts in! Yay for motivated lighting.

Up next, boats and trim!