• Rolla - You know you like it

    Who said you can’t chop a rolls

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    I love Rolls Royce. One my favorites is the 1959 Silver Ghost III but I also love hot rods and custom cars. Given that here is my Silver Ghost, I call it Rolla. It has been slammed and had almost 5″ chopped out of it. The only thing it is missing is some Von Dutch […]

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  • Custom Audi S5

    Custom S5 – Everything is better in black

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    This is a quick render I did the other day. It was rendered in V-Ray and comped in Fusion. My only thought when I started this image was everything looks better in black which is definitely true when it comes to cars. The gold stag on the number plate is the Mackenzie stag. I will have a making […]

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  • Hot4Max Render Test

    Ocean Water Test – HOT4MAX

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

      So a little while ago I wrote a quick article about a plugin I purchased called HOT4MAX . Long story short, this a very short render test of the plugin. I put the test together in about an hour, as you can no doubt tell by the camera animation. I can report, that the plugin […]

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  • 133… At least.

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    So I thought I would have a go at creating a music clip for a competition on Genero. The track was challenging and very much outside of your usual music clip territory not just for being a classical piece of music but mainly for its rapid changes in pace and the abruptness of it. As […]

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  • An Idea Is Born

    EXPERIMENTAL: An Idea Is Born

    Monday, January 27, 2014

    I am calling this one an experimental video as it was done very quickly (in less than a day). Very simply, I think it is a visualisation of where or how an idea is created. If nothing else it is a little bit of eye candy. Below is the clip and underneath that is a […]

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  • One_77

    Aston Martin short/tvc/video thingo…

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    So I thought I would start the new year off with some making of clips from a little animation I have been working on. It was inspired as you no doubt will be able to tell by Joseph Kosinski’s Black Bird spot that he made some years ago. I have always liked it and thought I […]

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Blog

Jean Claud Van Damme Mullet
Mar
9

Moving the camera – Van Damme Style

Anyone who has ever had to shoot some video knows that moving the camera is true skill and normally to get a good result you need good camera operators and some good grips to bust gear to make it all happen. Well here is a look at moving the camera with Van Damme, it’s worth […]

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1 Denison St
Mar
7

1 Denison St – Our Vision

1 Denison is a commercial project we wrapped up towards the end of last year. Everything was done in house and rendered with V-Ray at Our Vision.  You can check more of Our Vision’s work here and on YouTube here.

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THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Mar
7

Bringing Smaug to life

I really liked this quick video from Weta showing some of the phenomenal work on Smaug in the latest Hobbit film. You can check out below. If you are interested in a more in depth discussion about their work, FXGuide has a great article here along with a great podcast that interviews a bunch of guys […]

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Scripts

WireColourTools_Thumb
Jul
16

Wire Colour Tools

Wire Colour Tools is a simple script for setting random wire colours to all of the objects in the scene. Anyone who does allot of post work either in PS or a compositing package should find this script useful. Being able to adjust any element or of your project in post by the object enables […]

Vray Material Shortcuts
Jul
13

V-Ray Material Shortcuts

These short cuts are really collection of very simple Macro scripts. Like my Turn Viewport Maps On/Off this one has had some serious staying power with artists to date it has to be one of my most used scripts. All of the macros are designed to manipulate V-Ray materials globally throughout the scene, very quickly and efficiently. Each macro effects […]

Turn View Port Maps On
Jul
7

Turn View Port Maps On/Off

A simple script that wrote quite some time ago. It seems to have a great deal of staying power as artists continure to use it on a daily basis. It is very simple and only has a few options. At the moment it support standard materials and V-Ray materials including nested Multi Sub-Materials. If there […]