Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2D Class Week 15 Film 7 – The Secrete of Nimh

2D Class Week 15 Film 7 – The Secrete of Nimh

For this week, we will be watching the film The Secrete of Nimh.


When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. What was Mrs. Brisby's husbands name?

2D Class Week 15 Bringing It All Together Illustration 2 Continued

2D Class Week 15 Bringing It All Together Illustration 2 Continued

For this week, continue to work on your final illustration for a final turn in.




2D Class Week 14 Film 7 – The Thing

2D Class Week 14 Film 7 – The Thing

For this week, we will be watching the film The Thing.



















































When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. Who is the thing at the end of the movie ?


2D Class Week 14 Bringing It All Together Illustration 2

2D Class Week 14 Bringing It All Together Illustration 2

This week we will be taking all of the the visual language element you have learned and build an illustration to show off where you are at skill set wise.

Make your image at least 2560 X 1440 and post the results up on your blog.

You must clearly demonstrate at least 3 of the principals that you have learned for full credit on this assignment. Example: Composition, Lighting and Silhouette are clearly visible in your illustration.

2D Class Week 13 Film 6 -The Never Ending Story

2D Class Week 13 Film 6 -The Never Ending Story

For this week, we will be watching the film The Never Ending Story.















































When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. What is the name that Bastian gave to the Childlike Empress?

2D Class Week 13 Lighting 2

2D Class Week 13 Lighting 2

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.


2D Class Week 12 Film 5 - The Dark Crystal

2D Class Week 12 Film 5 - The Dark Crystal

For this week, we will be watching the film The Dark Crystal

When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.



















































1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. What was the name of the whimpering Skeksis?

2D Class Week 12 Perspective 2

2D Class Week 12 Perspective 2

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.








2D Class Week 11 Film 4 – The Fifth Element

2D Class Week 11 Film 4 – The Fifth Element

For this week, we will be watching the film The Fifth Element.



When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. What actor played the role of Zorg?

2D Class Week 11 Composition Part 02

2D Class Week 11 Composition Part 02

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.





2D Class Week 10 Film - Alien

2D Class Week 10 Film - Alien

 For this week, we will be watching the film Alien.



When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. What is the name of Ripley's cat?

2D Class Week 10 Value Part 02

2D Class Week 10 Value Part 02

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.


https://nicholasgentile.deviantart.com/art/Naga-Inked-281938351

2D Class Week 09 Film - Blade Runner

2D Class Week 09 Film - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

For this week, we will be watching the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome






















































When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. Who runs Bartertown?

2D Class Week 09 Silhouettes Part 2

2D Class Week 09 Silhouettes Part 2

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

Create 9 distinct silhouette designs.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.


2D Class Week 08 Film - Blade Runner

2D Class Week 08 Film - Blade Runner

For this week, we will be watching the film Blade Runner.



When finished watching the film, answer the following questions.

1. Who was the director of the film? What other movies has this director produced?

2 Artistically, what did you like about this film?

3. Was Decker a replicant?

2D Class Week 08 Basic Shapes and Shape Language Part 2

2D Class Week 08 Basic Shapes and Shape Language Part 2

For this week, we will rerun the assignment that we held in the first part of class, this time you will try to improve your overall quality for the assignment.

You are free to completely start over from scratch, or you can take the pre existing work and rework the piece as well.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

How To Stand Out

A good way to stand out is to find groups that emerge on Social Media and websites where professionals interact with student an mature digital artist.

A new trend that has recently emerged due to virtual art creation are two groups on Facebook.

The first is related to Virtual Sculpting, the group is called "Virtual Sculpting"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtual.sculpting/













The other is related to Virtual Painting, the group is called "Virtual Painting".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtual.paintings/













Other groups exist for digital sculpting in ZBrush. This group has the potential to generated many views for your work.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2260502854/



There are also website or forums where you can post your work and get feedback from others and potentially interact with other professional artist.

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/


http://polycount.com/categories/3d-art-showcase-critiques


https://forums.unrealengine.com/forumdisplay.php?11-Work-in-Progress


One last resource that is only available to FIEA artist is a Facebook group called FIEA ARTIST.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fiea.Artists/




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Creating A Website

When creating a website these days, there are quite a few options for you at your disposal.

Each has it positives and negatives, but each option should give you everything you need to create a professional looking website to showcase your art for potential employment.

Here are a few possibilities for you to investigate.

Wix



Weebly 



Squarespace



Wordpress



Artstation



Art Station Jobs Listings

This post will show you how to enable the job listings on ARTSTATION.

First, go into the settings tab.


Then go to the notification section.


Scroll down to toward the bottom of the page, go to the Jobs section and enable the "Subscribe to jobs digest."


Click Save. You will now get a daily/weekly digest sent to your email of the latest jobs listings in the digital entertainment industry.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

3D Class S2 Class 09 Environment Project

For this section, we will be creating a small environment piece.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

3D Class S2 Class 08 Organic Bust Project (Textures, Materials and UE4 Display)

For this week, you will be finishing up all your texture and material work in Substance Painter and Pushing everything over to UE4 for final display.

Show the work that you have created in Substance Painter.


Then document and show off the work you have created in UE4.



3D Class S2 Class 07 Organic Bust Project (Game Res Mesh Texture Bake)

For this week, we will take our high resolution models and resurface them in Maya. Show off your results.




We will then move everything over to Substance Painter and bake all of our maps and show off the results.




3D Class S2 Class 06 Organic Bust Project (Adding Hard Surface Element)

For this week, you will need to continue to sculpt your high resolution organic model. In addition you will also need to add some hard surface part to your bust.

This can come in the form of an accessory for the character or it could be as simple as adding a base or wall mount structure to the sculpture.

Make sure to show off High Resolution gray-scale renders of your work.


3D Class S2 Class 05 Organic Bust Project (High Resolution Modeling Stage)

For this project you will be creating an Organic Creature/Character Bust.

If you visit this location on the X Drive (X:\ART 2\2D_3D_ART_II\Week_05\Refernce\SculpturalBustIdeas) , there are a few examples of me going through my Sculptural Bust Projects Pinterest board and finding some of the higher resolution images of the artist work that has been pinned.

Find the image that you want to create for this project from the provided Pinterest board.






 For this project, you will have 4 weeks to complete everything from high resolution digital modeling and sculpting, game resolution geometry, UV's, textures and Materials through Substance Painter.

You will have 2 weeks for all high resolution modeling along with 2 weeks for game res model, texture and shading.

One special requirement for this project is that you will need to add one hard surface model to this project. You are free to add this as gear for the character/creature or incorporate it into the base or mounting structure.

Final delivery will be a final lit and rendered set of images from UE4 game engine.

Also make sure to do research to find out the name of the artist who's work you are using, make sure to give the artist credit for their original work. You are creating a study of their work and need to ensure you give the original artist credit for their work.

For this weeks section of the project, you will be delivering your organic high resolution model pass in Zbrush, Build a high quality grey scale render from ZBrush and present your work.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

3D Class S2 Class 04 Hard Surface Modeling Project (Substance Painter Section)

For this week, we will continue with our High resolution hard surface project.

Take your high resolution model, and resurface it in Maya.

Show off the results.


Render the final results in Substance Painter I-Ray.


3D Class S2 Class 03 Hard Surface Modeling Project (High res Section)

For this week, we will expand on our use of Fusion 360, Maya and ZBrush to create a high resolution hard surface model.

There are pre-selected modeling templates for you to use here in this location on the X Drive:

X:\ART 2\2D_3D_ART_II\Week_03\Reference

Choose one of the designs in this location:


You are free to use any modeling combination between Fusion 360, Maya, and Zbrush to create the high resolution model for this stage.

This section is only for the high resolution model, when finished post professionally rendered shots of the work.



3D Class S2 Class 02 Resurfacing, Map Baking, And Substance Painter

For this week, take the knife you modeled from last weeks Fusion 360 project, resurface the mesh (Stay under 3,000 polys) in Maya, set up UV's, and paint your knife in Substance Painter.

For your textures and materials, try to create a history or a backstory.



Make sure to show off your game res wireframes. (Both sides of the model.)

Your final shot can be rendered directly in Substance Painter. (Give a final shot that shows both sides of the model.)


3D Class S2 Class 01 Modeling In Autodesk Fusion 360

For this class, we will be learning a new modeling program that is becoming very popular with game artist for creating hard surface models. (Weapons, Props, and Vehicles.) Fusion 360.

Download A Free Student Version Here:

http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

There is a video series by a very talented past FIEA artist by the name of Isaac Oster.

Take a look here on Isaac's website to see the fist five chapters of his "Fusion 360 for Game Artist" video series. Follow along with the videos to get an understanding of how the program works.

http://www.isaacoster.com/?page_id=2405

After watching the introduction videos, follow along with the 10 part video series "Fusion 360 Sample Project"

This series will teach you how to model a complicated knife.
















Please show off your final model shaded, along with the wireframe on shaded shots from Fusion 360.



Make sure to watch the final video on how to export your geometry into ZBrush, Your final delivered shot for this week will be showing that you have finished your model, and imported this into ZBrush.