April, 12th 2013 - added Vibrance Adjustment Layer
I've added a variety of Nodes I've written for Mari 2.0 to the Texture Tools.
January 4th, 2013 - The long lost Coke Short :)
Back in early 2011 during my time at Animal Logic I worked several months on a short movie for coke. I thought it had died since then but apparently it hasn't and has since then been made into a commercial as well.
I did all of the Ice and snow shader development + did actual texturing and lookdev on large parts. This includes all of the sequence on the frozen lake, around the area of (including) the initial ice arch, mountains and a lot of the shoreline.
December 14th, 2012 - Man of Steel Trailer attached to The Hobbit
Apart from the Hobbit, Man of Steel has been a big part of my year at Weta. The first theatrical trailer with a few of my shots is attached to the Hobbit:
December 3rd, 2012 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey wrap up
The first part of the Hobbit has wrapped little over a week ago with Weta Digital having delivered more than 2100 VFX Shots. Now it's time for the wait for this thing to open world wide and see how people like it. Personally I will reserve judgement, till I see it a second time.
October 13th, 2012 - Zbrush/Photoshop Interop Plugin
I've released a plugin for Zbrush in the Texture Scripts Section.
The PSD Interop Plugin allows you to quickly send Discplacement, color, mask and material data between Photoshop and Zbrush
September 20th, 2012 - Latest Hobbit Trailer released
The latest Hobbit Trailer is out. I've been lucky enough to sneak some things like the hedgehogs in there.
August 3rd, 2012 - Man of Steel Teaser
I am spending a lot of time these days working on the next installement of Superman by Zack Snyder and Christophr Nolan. While the movie is still a good while away, the first teaser is out:
April 12th, 2012 - It's a wrap
Avengers had its Worldpremiere yesterday. I was lucky enough to be able to contribute some small amount of texturing work to it.
April 1st, 2012 - MapRenamer
Sick of dealing with different Naming Convention Reqirements for different tools ?
Well then this script might be for you ...
October 22nd, 2011 - Weta Digital
I'll be turning my back on Sydney soon to join the crew at Weta in Wellington, NZ as a Lookdev and Texture Artist. Very excited !
October 14th, 2011 - Happy Feet 2 Theatrical Trailer
Animal Logic got some work for Happy Feet 2 and some of our shots ended up in the trailer. I worked a wide variety of tasks on the FX heavy shots from Enviornment Surfacing, FX Surfacing and even modelling. Watch the trailer below.
September 8th. 2011 - A big thanks for nearly 150 great ideas !
Thank you for the great support for MARI @ IDEASCALE. Within the last month a whole bunch of cool ideas has been submitted from Users. We do need more Users voting though to get a good represantative result - so keep it coming !
August 6th, 2011 - Mari @ Ideascale. Post your Ideas for better Tools !
The software we use in our daily routine has a huge impact on productivity and any second you have to deal with technical issue or bugs is a second wasted.
Today in my crosshairs: Mari from the Foundry, the high-end texture paint tool.
I created a Database at Ideascale where you can subdmit ideas and vote on them.
July 24th, 2011 - Lego Star Wars "The Padawan Menace" on Cartoon Network
The 22 minute Lego Star Wars Special premiered on Cartoon Network this weekend. I did some texturing and shading work on it in early 2011.
March 22nd, 2011 - Sample Zbrush Detailing Work
I picked up the base model (by Oliver Marc Plouffe) from a CGTalk Challenge and started doing some Highres Zbrush Sculpting. Might do some texturing if I can find the time.
January 23rd, 2011 - Showreel Update
I've added some additional shots from Guardians to my reel.
December 23rd, 2010 - Returning to Animal Logic in January
I'll be returning to Animal Logic's Sydney Office in January after a short absence of a few months.
September 26th, 2010 - "Legend of the Guardians" opens at cinemas
Legend of the Guardians opened last week with a disappointing first weekend.
Coming in at about 16.5 Million opening weekend it failed to reach the hoped for minimum of 20 million and had to concede a Number One Spot at the Box Office to Wall Street 2.