Shawn Driscoll's Computer Graphics Blog

Object modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, etc.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Did the Germans Use UFO Technology?

Back in July of 2010 I put this model in mothballs. I have some ideas on what to use it for now.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Nazi Engine That Could

I'm blowing the dust off this Nazi armored train NURBS model that I want to add to the scene and animate as well. I've emailed the people that came up with the concept years ago and finally got an email back saying as long as I'm not selling it or anything, blah blah. So I will finish this up (hopefully tonight). It's only in the scene for maybe two seconds or three as it zooms in front of the camera.

I'm changing the path of the dirigible slightly for another animation test and I'll turn on lens flares since I forgot to do that the last time.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Building a TV Set

Hak mentioned my missing TV frame. Here is a quick one I modeled just now. I'll render it in modo with different lighting on it for the different brightness used for each clip. Who knows, maybe it will work?

This is modeled from my 1980 13" Toshiba TV (minus the rabbit ears and the UHF ring, since I have something fairly cool and more modern now called coxial cable for my TV channel reception).I've streched the width of the frame though because it needs to be 640 x 480. My TV has more of a square shape to it. Note that TV shows don't even fill the entire screen on my TV anymore. I rarely watch any TV, so this device is more of a museum piece.