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Friday, May 30, 2008

[VIDEO] Some custom made rigs and walk cycles

here my submission video for a group work project, that did not get finished. I just created some rigs and a few pushing and pulling cycles as well as an archer shooting his bow. Nothing really exciting :)



Thursday, May 22, 2008

[3D] 3dvia Porsche 914 car model

Just uploaded the low polygonal car to 3dvia, the youtube for 3d models.

Requires their 3d plugin to be able to pan around and rotate the model. Might also work better with Internet explorer.




Direct link

[3D] Updated steam train model

A while ago I added more features to the steam engine train the "Iron Duke".
This 3d model is hosted at 3dvia and requires their plugin to be able to rotate the model around.

A textured version can be seen here : link

might work best with internet explorer :( also requires the 3d plugin



Direct link

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

[GAMES] update of the custom car for Trackmania

Just updated the textures of the Porsche 914. They now got an alpha channel, which determines where the car is more or less reflective. So plastic parts and the tyres are more matte and less reflective than the metal surfaces.




Monday, May 19, 2008

[GAMES] custom made car online test

well it works :D

From blog images backup

From blog images backup

From blog images backup

From blog images backup

From blog images backup

[GAMES] successful import of the Porsche 914 to Trackmania

Well just managed to import the Porsche 914 to Trackmania. It was modeled with Maya, however had to be exported to 3ds Max, where it was cleaned up and then exported to a .3ds file.
Finally it could be converted into the Trackmania .gbx file. The textures were exported as .dds files

some in game shots. Still need to adjust the alpha channels, so its not too shiny :D

The car painter in the game:



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

[3D] low polygonal Porsche 914 model for games

Just creating a low polygonal model for the game Trackmania. its a Volkswagen Porsche 914 / 6 GT. Wiki link

Still needs the shadow pass, UV mapping and textures. At the moment it has 2140 vertices, only 2500 vertices are allowed for online gaming.
The polygon model has 1763 faces ( 3306 triangulated faces )




Monday, May 12, 2008

[3D] WIP "Iron Duke" 3d Maya model

This model is created with Maya. Its still not finished yet, needs UV mapping textures and other details. This train will play a key role in the next animation "Victorian furry tale" : info
The train is called "Iron Duke" a replica is in the Railway museum in York. More info to the train.




Tuesday, May 6, 2008

[VIDEO] Animatic of Victorian furry tale ( WIP )

This is an animatic for the next animation project. Its called Victorian furry tale, playing in England during Victorian times with a rabbit, a cat , a magpie and a policeman as the main characters.
This is still work in progress, release date of the final animation is end of August 2008.





HD version

[CONCEPT] Concept sketches of a rabbit

Here some variations of a character design for the next animation short.



[VIDEO] Mime exercise sneezing character

Just a mime exercise using Maya and Realflow.

University of Kent 2008


[VIDEO] Lip sync exercise 2008

This is a video short of a lip sync animation. Its Philip Seymour Hoffman's voice from the movie Charlie Wilson´s war.



Monday, May 5, 2008

[VIDEO] Walk cycles EL835 submission video

This is my submission for the EL835 walk cycle course. These are various different cycles, from bird wing flapping cycle to horse canter cycle and riding bicycle cycle.

The bicycle was rigged by myself. All other rigs were created by using Anzovin The setup machine (TSM)for Maya.




HD version link

The cycle can be individually viewed an my youtube webpage

[VIDEO] Harrys Fairy tale animated short 2008

This is the result of a groupwork project of Msc Computer Animation with the Msc Visual Effects.
It is called Harrys fairy tale:




[VIDEO] some Realflow from 2007

Some early Realflow tests from 2007.

first RF test, simulation of around 50000 particles:



Second render try, took around 50 hours to render on my old computer:

[VIDEO] animated logo for my original webpage

Before I created this blog I used to have a webpage hosted with a free webhosting service. However this service went bankrupt , so my webpage got inaccessible one reason why I started this blog.

Here the short intro video for my old webpage. Created in early 2007 using Realflow, Photoshop and Maya.




[PHOTOS] Vintage Car day FFB 2005

Each year there is a classic car meeting at the abbey in F├╝rstenfeldbruck (FFB). Here some photos from the 2005 meeting

Complete gallery: LINK




Sunday, May 4, 2008

[PHOTOS] IAA in Frankfurt 2005

The 2005 International Automobile exhibition ( IAA ) in Frankfurt

Complete gallery: link




[PHOTOS] Coys Classic Car auction in London 2004

In 2004 Coys held their vintage car auction at the Royal Horticultural Hall in London. highlights were a original 1973 Porsche 911 2.8 Carrera RSR, I think it sold for half a million pounds as far as I remember and Richard Burns (R.I.P.) WRC.
Here the whole list of offered cars at that time.

Complete gallery: link




[PHOTOS] Classic Cars Live Alexandra Palace London 2004

Some images from the classic car event at Alexandra Palace in London in 2004.

Complete gallery here on Picasa

















[PHOTOS] Introduction of the BMW 1 series in Munich 2004

In 2004 the 1 series of BMW was introduced in Munich Germany just near the Olympic Stadion opposite the BMW Museum. At that time the museum was closed due to BMW building their huge "BMW world" ( exhibition hall .

Just near this location:
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Complete gallery here on Picasa






[PHOTOS] Goodwood festival of Speed 2004

Some Photos from the Goodwood festival of speed in Goodwood, England in 2004.

Complete gallery here on Picasa


















 

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