Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Six New Art of Books


The Color of Pixar by Tia Kratter is a book I have been waiting to add to my book collection for a while. It's pretty cool how it's put together and shows how the creative use of colour can affect emotion in a scene. It's a little gem. I also picked up some other ones which I'm looking forward to digging into.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Blog update


Hi, due to a recent injury I suffered I will not be at the PC as much and will be unable to post here for a few weeks unfortunately. It's annoying because I was really getting into the XGen and Renderman hair and fur posts. I cannot wait to get back to them as I enjoyed them so much.

Also, I'd like to say thanks for all the visits to my blog and for the interest in it in general. I really appreciate people dropping by for a look, so thank you.

See you soon!

Paul

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

XGen Hair RnD in Maya and Renderman with PxrMarschnerHair Shader


I've been diving a bit deeper into XGen with Renderman and these are some results I came up with. This time it's more hair than fur. It's a pretty addictive tool to experiment with and the possibilities with XGen are crazy. There's some variation on the XGen groom for some. The renders are a little on the noisey side, but for RnD work, they are fine! Render time was 15 mins per image. Hope you like them.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

XGen Fur RnD in Maya and Renderman with PxrMarschnerHair Shader


I had been wanting to check out XGen hair and fur with Renderman so here's the results of some tests I did over the weekend. They are not very high res and the render time was only between one and four mins per image. The fur groom is very basic too, but was OK for the testing I wanted to do. Some renders have different clumping values and hair densities. It's a simple lighting setup in combination with the PxrMarschnerHair shader. Straight renders from Maya. I really enjoyed this one. Please click into each image for the full size.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Bear, our new puppy. And Heidi!


We got a new boxer pup on Saturday. He's a little beauty, we called him Bear. Here's a few pics of himself, Heidi and her teddy. Bear is just over 8 weeks old and Heidi is 3 in July. Good for testing out the f/1.4 lens I got a while back, I hadn't really used the lens at all. Great for the shallow depth of field. Wide open it really knocks the background back. For the teddy shot, I tried bouncing some sunlight back onto him from the shed in the garden. Worked out well!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bifröst River R&D Progression

A progression edit of Bifröst river playblast clips from Maya. Earliest initial tests are lower resolution and later ones are a bit higher resolution with foam also added. I have been looking into how this plugin works out of curiosity. It's great fun and I intend on doing some further tests with it.

Bifröst River R&D Progression from Paul Sheehy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Volumetric Clouds Research and Development


This is only a small post that I have already tweeted but just logging it here also. The clouds were created in Houdini and brought into Max through OpenVDB and rendered in V-Ray. Render time was about 40 seconds.