Growth Diary


Autodesk AU University 2016

The first day at the Autodesk University held in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel, And what a great day it was with all the up and coming technology and seeing Rising Sun Movie Studios there was the highlight of the event, they gave a great talk and presentation. Great chance to meet other like-minded people and inventors, artist, and scientist, who all make the tech we use today. Here are some photos from the day’s lectures and talks Chaos group with Vray and 3D printing technologies, everything from moving parts to advance material structures.     Ian Cope from Rising Sun Pictures gave an unreal talk about Autodesk Maya, Mudbox and shotgun and how it played a role in creating scenes from Xmen, Games of Throne, and many others.     Great event, tomorrow is my Maya professional certification.

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The Crazy Photograph

Walking around as a CG artist changes the way you look at things and observe the world around you. Because you start seeing everything in texture, reference, concept idea format. I see details everywhere and start thinking that would be awesome in a scene. Wow, look at that sky I could use this in a matte painting or an Image plane in Maya. So now I when I walk around the cities, Forrest, country scape’s, and there you will find me taking photos of clouds, rocks, bins, cracks and so forth. But want I find the funniest aspect of this is the people who start look at you like you are a crazy Person. And I guess when you start taking detailed, intimate photos of a bin they have every right to think that, Imaging if they could see just how excited I was about finding that excellent Texture photo for my next project. If they “could” see that, they would probably want to lock me up 🙂 From alleyways to street signs nothing is safe from the camera, One great place I found for Reference are the museums. And because I travel a lot and to many different cities I have made it a mission to visit every museum I […]

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Weta Dedicated War Memorial in Wellington

  After going to Weta I found out about an exhibition at the Wellington Museum, And I thought I couldn’t pass this up this opportunity even though the museum was about to close in 30 mins, Giving me about 20 mins to get there and hopefully get ten mins to see this impressive exhibit. We made it as planned and the Guard/curator had just closed the exhibition. But long story short he was a very nice guy and let us in. And I am so grateful that he did, It was so amazing in every respect, the sculptures, and their massive size Wow Peter Jackson and Weta Studios just WOW. But it wasn’t until I saw the nurse piece that it hit me and the sadness of this exhibition. When I saw her I could feel the pain and sorrow all these people went through. This Piece really hit it home for me about what went down!!! It was inspiring as an artist but at the same time it really brought the reality of the wars gone by and the people who suffered at its fate. And because of the magnitude and scale of the Sculptures it really gave this exhibition a powerful view of what happen.

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My trip to weta studio and hobbiton

Doing a job this week in New Zealand I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the Hobbiton and the Weta Digital cave tour. And two words come to mind is seriously impressive. This place is inspirational. And learning how these guys Richard Taylor, Jamie Selkirk, Peter Jackson started the whole studio from the ground up really inspired me.Not just from an artistic perspective but a Business one as well. There’s not much more to say because the photos show the experience better than words could ever. The Hobbiton was just surreal to be there, and the crown jewel of the trip was Bilbo Baggins house “so cool”! To some it up, The Weta and Hobbiton tour are one of those times that you feel blessed to have had the experience especially for all those artists out there.

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Autodesk University

On the 19th of August this year, I am heading to Sydney for the Autodesk University conference to see all the new up and coming software from Autodesk. At the same time, I will be going for my Maya certification exam as well; fingers crossed all those years of hard work and sleepless nights I will breeze through the test.   http://au.autodesk.com/australia

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