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Wednesday 25th Jun 2014

A new showreel ! .. I’m available for work from July 2014 onwards.… Read More

Wednesday 28th May 2014

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Very happy to be able to share this – it was an absolute joy to work on.

I was the CG / VFX Supervisor – starting out by blocking the animatic with the directors. I then worked with the model … Read More

Saturday 26th Apr 2014

I recently wrote about using the DSLR Controller app to control my DSLR Camera for photography and HDR capture. A setup that is working out brilliantly, so well in fact that I wanted a way to mount my phone … Read More

Tuesday 22nd Apr 2014

After years of dragging VFX equipment around in various backpacks and suitcases I’ve invested in a Pelicase. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the box is still always the most enthralling aspect of any toy.

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Saturday 19th Apr 2014

Capturing HDR lighting spheres onset means being as quick and accurate as possible.

In the past I’ve used a shutter release cable and then adjusting the shutter speed by hand – which works ok – but you’re in danger of … Read More

Thursday 10th Apr 2014

Nodal Ninja mount

A recent project required a miniatures shoot. There were going to be CG elements integrated into the backgrounds and so I needed to capture lighting information.

The usual technique of using a Nodal Ninja mounted on a tripod wouldn’t work … Read More

Saturday 5th Apr 2014

Finished tracking markers

Happiness is borne of accepting your frailties. One of my weaknesses is an obsession with being prepared with the right tools for the job.

In this spirit I’ve been updating my VFX shoot kit with some new items – namely … Read More

Wednesday 2nd Apr 2014

Whilst looking at methods to create trees and leaves I needed to swap out a single mesh for a number of new meshes to create more variation. I put together a very simple Maxscript to help me do this and … Read More

Wednesday 2nd Apr 2014

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I worked up a process for creating trees in 3DS Max and Mudbox for a class I’ve been teaching recently. I decided to put it all together as an online tutorial. I still think the leaves and greenery needs work, … Read More

Tuesday 11th Feb 2014

I’m currently doing some teaching on the NFTS Games Design course. I’ve been collecting together some resources that would be helpful to students starting out the learn 3DS Max.

These links are a great start:

100 3DS Max tips – … Read More

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