Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Aug 16th 2016

Updated my Reflections and Highlights tutorial with tons of new info, especially about IORs, Fresnel, and how a rough surface affects Specular Reflections.

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/reflection_highlight/reflection_highlight.htm

 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated July 30th 2016

Updated my Art Process Overview tutorial with tons of new info and a newer video.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Xeelee Sequence Timelike Infinity The Eye Of The Spline


Michael Poole riding the "Hermit Crab" towards the Spline warship, from the book "Timelike Infinity", part of the Xeelee Sequence by Stephen Baxter. The Spline are basically giant intelligent whales that have modified themselves to become spaceships, and rent themselves out to the highest bidders, in this story, the Qax. Just a quick color sketch, may do a full detailed version at some point.

7/12/2016
Programs: Procreate, Photoshop

The Heritage Universe Zardalu Line Sketch


 A Zardalu from the Charles Sheffield book series The Heritage Universe.
7/13/2016
Programs: Procreate, Photoshop

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Dangers Of Defying The Gods!

The dangers of defying the gods!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated July 4th 2016

Here's a full write up on my experience with the tiltbrush, including pics, walkaround video, stepbystep videos, fbx export info and a bunch of info on the technique, and where it may go in the future:

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/tilt_brush_space_battle/tilt_brush_space_battle.htm


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Google's Tilt Brush Experiment "Space Battle 1"

Had to chance to try out Google's Tilt Brush, a vr painting program. I see a very bright future ahead.

Go to vimeo to see a walkaround video.











Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Megastructures 6 Skyhook


A skyhook is a tether attached to a heavy orbiting space station that would help reduce the cost of placing payloads into space. The cable attached to the station would extend towards the surface of the planet. Payloads would be brought to the end of the hook by a suborbital launch vehicle, attached to the cable as it passes, and then are flung into orbit by the rotation of the cable / station around its centre of mass. The station would then be reboosted to its original altitude by propulsion, or by deorbiting another object equal in mass to the payload. A skyhook is different from a space elevator in that the cable would be much shorter, would not come in contact with the surface of the planet, and the cable / station would be rotating like a pinwheel around its center axis.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/EE4mK

6/9/2016
Programs: 3dsmax, vray, Photoshop, Looks