Motion graphic created with modeling done in Cinema 4D and motion graphics for tracking and expressions done in After Effects. Now the question is...what happens after zero?
I have been pretty busy lately. My most recent project has been for International Kitchen Supply and creating a new kitchen render for their website update and newest cabinet design! You can see some of my progress and changes that were made before coming to the final color scheme of blue and white. Don’t forget to check out their website if you’re looking for a kitchen redesign! http://www.internationalkitchensupply.com/
This is the start of a new series I hope to add to and I’m calling it “Nostalgia”. The idea of this series is to create images of things from my past that bring back good memories and that hold a strange significance. There is a very good chance the majority of subjects will contain food and drink (a lot of good memories tend to include those 2 elements) but a few will contain ideas, and possibly even remembered scenes of iconic moments in my past no matter how strange they may be.
1. Jones Soda and Pizza Rolls
Jones Soda and Pizza Rolls goes back to high schools days, just after gaining the power of freedom through a drivers license. We were free to roam beyond the confines of the surrounding towns and cruise to places which at that time felt so far away from home. In reality it was like 20 min from home, but back then, it felt rebellious to drive so far. Anyway, my best friend and I would drive out to this little coffee shop that was unlike those of a Starbucks or franchise shop. They had cards, and game boards, and video poker machines that contained other games like “Spot the difference” (but a far more adult version than that of Highlights magazines). Most importantly, they had Jones Soda and Pizza Rolls. Now to not droll on, because I certainly could, these 2 element carried their way into my college life too with a many a girls nights starting at the grocery story purchasing these 2 items. I even have the urge now to go out and buy these items and take a stroll down memory lane.
Way back at the beginning of this month I decided to whip up a quick animation that would reflect the 4th of July and my love of watching fireworks. The fireworks are pretty render heavy so I haven’t yet gotten around to rendering all the frames, but here is a little taste of quick animation. Fireworks are also perfect for giving myself a challenge this month because it is the anniversary of my launching 3Dimensions Design!
Motion graphic created with modeling done in Cinema 4D using the sculpting template and voronoi fracture MoGraph. Apologies for the lower render quality, I am currently demoing R18 while I save up money and 800x600 is the largest output the demo version allows. Additional camera blurring and motion editing created using After Effects. Why a bust you may ask? I suppose I felt that a bust should bust.
View some of my progress work in the gallery!
To get into the spirit of the holiday I decided to create a quick model of something in the theme of creepy and Halloween. This Halloween season was quite busy for me so my time on modeling was limited, but in the time I did have I decided to create a mash up of an old looking lantern and a mad scientist head in a jar (slightly inspired after watching Young Frankenstein). I did not get to spend very much time working on the actual head, so I do hope that I will have time to detail it more and improve on its overall ghoulishness.
For another monthly challenge I decided to do one in March for St. Patrick's day theme. I got the idea while watching tutorials to learn some new tips and techniques. It's a pretty simple concept (can't get too crazy when I'm giving myself a month to work on it and its in my spare time) I wanted to take all the lucky charms and just have them randomly floating around a space, looking like they exploded from somewhere. Ultimately it will look like a desktop background wallpaper, and that is kinda what I want to use it for too. Below the final image are some images through the progress.
So I originally created this little guy as an Easter egg to add into videos and renders for projects at one of my old jobs. An educational dashboard I was working on had a garden in it and a coworker suggested that the garden needed a gnome, I agreed, and then he may have found his way into a few more videos. The 3D modeling was created in Cinema 4D using the sculpting layout.
I am modeling a kitchen! Why you ask? I thought it would be fun and allow me to really aim for that photo realistic image look. You can see the process from the images of how I started with my source material (an image of a kitchen), moved on to modeling the components, then started adding textures and making the kitchen my own design from there. The final image has a few small details and final editing touches were done in Photoshop
Oh no! the Earth and moon have broken their orbit around the sun! This was another short video created for Zero's Rainbow Warriors, a TV show being created for kids to talk about science and emotions.
Cinema 4D modeled and textured planets Earth, Venus, and Mercury. If you look at the area on the dark side of the Earth where the light does not hit, you can see the city lights in the populated areas. Pretty cool huh!
So I have this key necklace that I really love, and I decided I would like to create a 3D model of it since it has a pretty intricate design and figured it could pose as a nice modeling challenge. Cinema 4D was used for the modeling and Photoshop was used for additional image and lighting enhancement.
Hair and spline dynamics in Cinema 4D were used to create this dandelion swaying in the breeze. After Effects was used for addition editing and background scenery.
Sweet TV is a project for a buffer that you may see as in introduction into what channel you are watching. For this motion graphic, the modeling was done in Cinema 4D and post editing done with After Effects, including the text writing at the end.
This island model was created in Cinema 4D along with the texturing. I used this really cool texture technique where the whole Island is made up of one texture! Yup, you read that right, just one texture. The texture is made so that at certain elevation changes, a different part of the texture gets applied.
So what is The Test? Sounds daunting doesn't it? Well it was a bit of a challenge for me. I was given a sample audio clip and then as a test of my abilities to create something in short time, I was to use the audio and do just that...create a video in a short time. So on an already jam packed weekend, I did as you do in the business and worked extra hours into the night in order to story board, model, render, and edit an original video. Modeling was done in Cinema 4D. Post editing, cutting, effects and text were created in After Effects.
Grandfathered Productions was created to be a production logo which is typically seen prior to watching a movie. Cinema 4D was used for the modeling and animating. The logo at the end was designed in Illustrator.
I was asked to create a one minute video of an asteroid headed for Earth. It was created to be used for a Kickstarter called Zero's Rainbow Warriors, a kids TV show being created to teach kids about science and emotions. Models and animations were created in Cinema 4D, and After Effects was used to combine the sun render with the Earth as well as for post editing.
Out of the Box is a project created for a gaming production logo, something that is seen prior to the main menu for a video or computer game. Cinema 4D was used for the modeling and animating, After Effects was use to add some sound clips.
So this little guy holds a special place in my heart and I still love to show him in my work because this was my first 3D model I ever created. He is the coolest little pencil sharpener that also winds up. He was made in Cinema 4D and immersed me right into a lot of the modeling functions that C4D has to offer like symmetry and and boole. I even modeled pencil shavings in the dome of his head.
So this video was created way back in the day while I was still a mere student learning 3D modeling and animating. I know portfolios don't tend to show old work that isn't up to the current potential of the artist, but way back when I posted this publicly on YouTube, it has generated many freelance opportunities for me. Some of the opportunities have been to create new videos like for Zero's Rainbow Warriors, and others have asked to use portions of the video in TV shows. It has some great information in it that I researched and was created in Cinema 4D with the voice over added in After Effects.
This is another short video created for the Kickstarter Zero's Rainbow Warriors, a children's TV show about science and emotions. I was asked to create a video of dancing H2O molecules and then slowly zoom out to show more molecules moving and finally to show that all the molecules would make up a glass of water. Cinema 4D and After Effects were used to create this video.