Modeling and Texturing Pixar's Wall-E in Maya
A freelance animation project I am working on calls for a cameo from Pixar’s Wall-E robot from the 2008 Pixar film. Here is the basic model, textured and rendered. Please read more about this project, including modeling, texturing, and rendering Wall-E in Maya.
If You Gotta Go, Go With A Smile
A Message From The Forest
Along the Rocky Mountains, from Canada into Colorado, lodgepole trees are dying by the thousands. Entire forests are being attacked by beetles and the trees, in a weakened state by a decades long drought, are unable to defend themselves by natural methods. More dead trees produce more beetle larvae, and warmer, drier winters don’t produce cold snaps sufficient to kill off the beetles. ...
Snow Canyon Petro-Dune
A petrified sand dune sounds and smells almost nothing like being near the ocean. Sure, tens of millions of years ago, this area was prime seaside real estate, but now the area is just Prime Real Estate (tm). People die in Snow Canyon State Park all the time—not from exposure and dehydration, but from being too fat. It is a very beautiful area though, as long as you are in good shape.
Ann (1920's Edition)
A good method of wasting time is retouching photos. You can accomplish something, and yet when you are done, you really haven’t “done” anything. In fact, you have taken something real and made it less real. This is not fighting entropy, my friends (spoken a la John McCain). Here, then, is Ann. She does fight entropy, even if her photo does not. She is seen here wearing a...
Young Hunter with Dogs and Coyote
Hopefully more photos like this will follow. I inherited/took over management of 2500-3000 negative, prints, and positives depicting life in the Teton Valley of Idaho. Most of the photos focus on Driggs and Victor, Idaho during the turn of the 20th century through the 1950’s, although some of the photos are taken from around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and up towards the Yellowstone National...