Sunday, 27 July 2014

Born Ready Games

I'm delighted to announce that tomorrow I will be starting a new adventure at Born Ready Games
I can't say what I'll be working on but its going to be great :)


Monday, 14 July 2014

Dethklok asset progress

Hey all, just a quick update with a couple of things I've been working on for this piece.


Resolved Nathan bit more & will use this as a basis to create Toki, Murderface & Skwisgaar.
The hands need resolving & I'm not happy with the arms....still too loose. I'd like to get them a little more stylized before I continue but I thought I'd throw them up now.


This is an arch element that will make up the entrance to the cavern. The idea is that its been erected in a recess that's been carved from the solid rock to frame the tunnels leading into the room. The original model had a snake winding up the columns, but they threw the balance off & I couldn't get them to work in their current form. I may come back to that later, or incorporate the snakes into another element in the scene.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Moon - Sarang Base Project



I started this project a couple of months back when I was itching to make another scifi scene. I had been watching a lot of the older 70s space movies & loved how the art direction in Moon had captured that low cost set dressing which felt so lived in & real in films like Alien & Star Wars. Moon was so retro with its padded walls & use of beige surfaces that I just had to do a homage in Cryengine.


I trawled through tonnes of reference online & watch the movie over a few times to locate good points for reference, especially the iconography that was present in the set design.




These are my decals sheets. I have recently found reference for most of these on Gavin Rothery's blog & realized that I had got a couple of them wrong. I'll go back & amend them soon :p


I got some bakes of Gerty from my highpoly & then made a lowpoly in engine asset that I textured up. This is still a work in progress but its good enough to get a good gauge as to where I need to tweak the materials in the scene.


Multiple elements go to make up this scene so far. The wall units are copied multiple times, as are the arches & floor sections. This is a good start as to where I want to take this shot. Some small items are needed to give it a more lived in feel. Sam viewing terminal is missing for example & a few helium 3 canisters wouldn't go amiss :)



Monday, 30 June 2014

Crypt Keeper

This is a base mesh of a sculpt I started over the weekend that will feature in my new Dethklok project.
These guys will be holding up the pillars that make up the main structure of a cavern where the band will be playing a gig in the underworld. The aim is to make it all as metal as possible ;)

The figure is carved out of stone....or will be once the details go in & was based on one of the 'guards' at the church tomb of a minister of Louis XIII, Chateauneuf-sur-Loire, France, only a little more stylized.


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Nathan Explosion

Thought I'd have a go at making Nathan from Metalocalypse into a stylized 3d character.
Nice little sunday afternoon sculpt :)


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Pig Beastman

After years of using Mudbox I thought I should really get with the program and start using ZBrush as my main sculpting tool & started this. It actually just started as a sphere with no idea what it was going to be, then it shaped out to be a bust & my mind created this pig monster with bony protrusions instead of a nose & ears.

Its fairly early days & is more of a technical exercise but I feel I should flesh him out to get the bone material looking right & the flesh blending into the horn like a deers antlers.






Friday, 26 July 2013

Crysis 3

Well I guess its long enough after the dust has settled from Crysis 3 that I feel comfortable releasing some screenshots of some of the work I did.
On this project I was in charge of a couple of the levels in multiplayer & had ownership of the environmental weapons & gamemode props.
I worked closely with an artist called Bart Januszkiewicz on both Chinatown and Penn Depot during the main game & then went on to lead a smaller art team in the dlc which consisted of 4 maps we made echoing the Crysis 1 island style.
We remade pretty much everything from Crysis 1 so we could achieve a resolution of 512 ppm, but only had a 3 month dev time to do this.
My level was the one with the Beach ;)






 

Penn Depot was very much a cannibalisation of a single player level so much of the interior was just re-dressed & some texture changes were made. The trains were remade & the exterior was created especially for mulitplayer & the level was re-lit. Much of the work went into getting the level to the required 30 fps across all platforms.












Here is the Hunter introduction that I created with Paul Haynes one of our talented designers. I made the interior of the VTOL the rest was smoke and mirrors & flowgraph ;)


The weapons in Crysuis 3 were made by Gregor Kopka, but I was required to make some pre order weapons skins for MP.




Below is a series of screenshots I created for the dlc release. All were posed using flowgraph in Cryengine 3.







Anyway I hope you like some of it if not all. I had a truely brilliant time working on this game & it was a real privilage to have done so. Special thanks to the entire dev team who are some of the best in the industry x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Robot Head

Just some fiddling this weekend. All shots are grabbed direct from the viewport.
I'll get round to throwing it in vray at some point.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Crysis 3


A link to the trailer of my latest game :)
I worked on the multiplayer of crysis 3 from the start to the end. Great time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8e7Z7m60Q


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Robot Revivial


Yes it's been entirely too long since I did any work on my mech but art production on Crysis 3 has taken a heavy toll on my spare time but now that its just about wrapped up I am going to start putting more time into my home work until its finished, or I get absorbed into Homefront or something else.
All colours at the moment are just working defaults so they stand to change at any time.
I was thinking about some seriously bright colours and decal advertisements on the body parts and components, but that will come at the end.
For now I concentrating on getting the style right on the helmet and then the main body needs the lines re-working. I feel that currently there are still proportion issues, especially with the head in comparison to the body, but I'm happier now with the overall stance of the mech.
Still lots to consider but I thought I'd upload a few grabs from the viewport. I'm not going to attempt to render anything as I think  my machine is in danger of melting now. Its 1.3 million polys unsmoothed now :/

New Years resolution......a new rig & this finished asap!

Happy New Year friends :)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Mecha W.I.P

Quite early days at the moment, but I've managed a block out of this robot after reading through Kallamity's ABAKAN 2288. Some wonderful ideas in there and I wanted to try out one of my own :)

More progress to follow