The Garden Gateway - Quill VR Painting

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The original sketch was also made in VR.

Explore the 3d model and zoom in on all the fun details and scribbles on Sketchfab!

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Well, for a 2nd VR painting I bit off a bit more than I could chew. It worked out in the end though, as I learned some of the limits of what I can do in VR... as well as barely scratched the surface of some of the incredible possibilities!

I think I'm going to work on some smaller projects next, explore some ideas I can knock out in an hour or two. It's incredible how quickly you can achieve some visual effects in VR, not to mention how intuitive it feels at times.

Off to start the next one!

Josh

3D Dump

I made an effort to learn more about realistic texturing, the Principled Shader in Blender, and texture masking with procedural textures. Also figured out the secret to better looking metal ( scratch/smudge it up with a grungy texture in the roughness map)

Anyways, here's a dump of it all. 

 

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This one would look better slowed down, but I'm not gonna re-render it. Save that for the next one.

Still a bit fast, but mmmmm I like the way this shader looks. Material? I'm not sure what the right term is on this.

The Museum

Had an idea of wandering a giant museum filled with abstract art. Or it's just some context and a stage to play with some motion graphics experiments. Either way, it was fun to make! Took 20 hours to render just 300 frames!

New Video: Tales From No Mans Land Animatic Trailer

Tales From No Mans Land: Death Squadron 2 is my homage to pulpy B-Movie cinema. I hear the sequel is way better than the original!

Tune in next week to see the fate of our perilous heroes on... Tales From No Mans Land: DEATH SQUADRON 2 __ This project was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Thanks for watching, and I apologize for all the cheese you just watched.

I've been wanting an excuse to make something in After Effects for a while, and this idea was the perfect opportunity. It started as a completely different idea that snowballed into this goofy thing. So here's a dorky trailer for a cheesy movie that'll never get made.

I learned so much while making this, you should expect the next one to be even better! I may even use some of the 3d skills i've been practicing. I have a timelapse of the drawing from Procreate. I'll edit that up and post it soon for those who are interested. I'll share that and post it here when it's ready.

 Designing the Title Cards was one of my favorite parts. Putting the day job skills to work!

Designing the Title Cards was one of my favorite parts. Putting the day job skills to work!

 Here's a crop from the final image as I drew it in Procreate. As I Imported it into After Effects and seperated all the sections into 3D Layers, the camera would end up warping the proportions so the video ends up looking a little different. I thought this was an interesting effect and i'll take it into account if I use this techinique again. 

Here's a crop from the final image as I drew it in Procreate. As I Imported it into After Effects and seperated all the sections into 3D Layers, the camera would end up warping the proportions so the video ends up looking a little different. I thought this was an interesting effect and i'll take it into account if I use this techinique again.