As some of you may know, I’ve been busy at work over at working on my Horizons model. And while busy pushing polygons I had a chance to work on a toy design. And while going through the process of getting the toy through manufacturing, it occurred to Todd and I that we should [Read the Rest…]

So I’ve picked the Horizons project back up and am working on it full steam again. I’ve collected quite a bit more research material since the last time I worked on it so there are some corrections I have to make. You’ll see these over the course of the next few postings. The first major [Read the Rest…]

I’ve been going through a bunch of my stuff to update my portfolio and realized I hadn’t updated the blog with the last bit progress I had made on the hovercraft. It’s by no means done, but I’ve been so busy programming I’m not sure when I’ll be able to finish it up. 🙁  

Here’s the latest on the model. I tweaked the body and added the fan blades and motors. I began work on the undercarriage as you can see I’ve scooped out the landing gear wells. I’ve also applied some initial shaders to give some weight to the model parts.

So I’m learning a new software package and I thought I’d pick a simple project to get familiar with the tool set and techniques. Those of you familiar may remember the Hovercraft in the Mesa Verse desert farm scene. I thought that would be a simple enough model. I have plenty of shots thanks to [Read the Rest…]

After many years of being dormant, The EPCOT Center Project is back alive. I’ve been working on it the last couple of weeks but didn’t want to post anything until I had something substantial to show. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to gather up a bunch of my research and rebuild [Read the Rest…]

So I’ve been going over my models to see what condition they’re in and what direction I need to go with them. After taking a good look at my EPCOT Center model I now realize my map is far from correct. Since it was derived from satellite photos, it is distorted in more than one [Read the Rest…]

I’ve been going over my models, getting some of them ready to work on again, and here’s some enhanced monorail renders. I tweaked the lighting and I think it looks a lot better now.

Ask and ye shall receive, Phoenixnight. 🙂

…or at least as far as I’m going to take it at this point. 🙂 Click the images to see a larger version. This weekend I’m going to put the monorail into the EPCOT Center model and see how well it all fits. I’ll post a render when it’s done. It should look pretty cool. [Read the Rest…]