Monday, July 30, 2012

Infected Munny

This weekend I decided to finally start on my infected munny inspired by The Last of Us. I'd created a Joel and Ellie munny previously and was relatively happy with the result. This one I knew would require a little more detail and I wanted to try a couple new techniques. On my previous toys I made the mistake of using a paint marker for some details and it never really dries. This time I attempted to add all of my detail with my finer brushes. It only got difficult in a couple of areas but overall I liked it much better. I used sculpey for the jaw, face fungus, arms and the few protrusions on the torso. I also messed around with some gradation on the clothing. On my next one I'm sure it will be better but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. I also used some sea sponges for the fungus areas. It gave it a really nice texture. Below are a few progress images. I should have taken more but ah well. Next time.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Siggraph: Real Time Live

Iki Ikram and I will be presenting some of the real time visual effects work created in Uncharted 3. The real time live event consists of short 7-8 minute presentations in real time.This could be anything from video games to medical tools that allow someone to examine a 3 dimensional x-ray taken of a patient. They only need be presented in real time. While the presentation will be short, Iki and I will demonstrate and explain some techniques that were used to create real time visual effect elements in the game. While we won't go into great detail, there will be some cool examples of our techniques. If you're going to Siggraph this year check out the Real Time Live presentations on August 8th at 5:30pm. There's going to be some really awesome stuff demonstrated as well. Star Wars 1313 and The elemental Hero for the Unreal Engine 4 Showcase.