Another Semester closes as we begin Summertime. I had an outstanding time with my latest group of students. So many of them really went the extra mile and couldn’t be prouder of the growth they all made. Please take a moment to look at all of the students work.
After 4 straight years of teaching at CGMA, I am taking a sabbatical for awhile. I had such a wonderful time working with all of my amazing students over the years and it has given me a new drive to delve into my own projects and IP for a spell. Please keep an eye out on my Blog for some of my new endeavors. Cheers.
There are a multitude of ways to build up your own Cinematic Reference Library. I’ve talked about created your own cinema library. I’ve been using Evan E. Richards website for years. My VFX/concept artist friend, Adam J. Ely recommended it to me long, long ago. It’s been a phenomenal resource and has been a trusty go-to tool for me. Whenever I’m looking for inspiration or to do composition/lighting studies.
There is now a newer website called SHOTDECK. It’s in Beta mode now but you can email them to be added to their website. It has an amazing catalogue of films and search parameters. I first heard of it from Jan Urschel. Here is a link to his free youtube link talking about it in more detail.
Both sites are great for you to search out key cinematographers and top visionary films.
Here’s a little run thru using both.
I had the honor of giving a demo at University of South Florida St. Petersburg at the beginning of the year. This is one of the demos I made that weekend. Had a fabulous time with the students.
During the long weekend I spent a couple hours touching it up. I have a FREE version of the demo here: https://ericbouffard.artstation.com/store/JXpy/kitbash-demo
Big thanks to John Stanko for asking me down to give the lectures and demo. Hope you enjoy the image.
Here’s a time lapse of a pose I did showing some workflow with Daz Studio, Marvelous Designer, Maya and a little of Photoshop. Continue reading “Time lapse of a Pose”
I hadn’t been sketching in forever. So I asked a few of my friends to go to the Natural History Museum LA County this weekend. Continue reading “LA Natural History Museum Sketches”
I’ve heard of Mixamo for character cycle animations but had not heard of Adobe Fuse. In it you can create your own characters and import cycle animations from Mixamo. Continue reading “Adobe Fuse and Mixamo”
We’ve all had it happen. You download a 3d asset or get a file from a friend, and all the texture links are broken. Using the “File Path Editor” can fix all of the textures links at once.
Well, the “teens” are now over…long live 2020!
Hope everyone had an amazing 2019. Now, we forge on with New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. Here’s to everyone’s New Year Resolutions!!
One thing I’d like highlight as we close out 2019 is some of my students work from my Fall Semester at CGMA
In Photoshop, what if you want to save files from your Photoshop .psd? You can use the Script – “Export Layers to Files”. It’s really easy to use and I had no idea it existed until I looked up how to batch export from my photoshop files.
Frozen II has been released to the world, and it’s been amazing to see everyone’s response to it. So many people have been reaching out on how thrilled they are with sequel. It was such a wonderful experience on this film Continue reading “Frozen II, CTN, and Trainee program”