Little bit quiet on the posts lately.
I been working on shoes yes still for the shoe fair .It’s not as straightforward as see shoe make shoe. I try to improve each element of what I make and to do this i have to keep learning new skills. It’s a messy process that takes me in unexpected directions. I spent an age trying to make a better bake. Baking is applying light and shadows etc to the plane texture. I had a look at both blender and 3ds max during this process and both kind of work differently to z-brush in that once set up they will back the light etc of from all angles all at the same time, which is kinda nice but I was at the i could spend the rest of my life learning these tools. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13974203 this is me trying to explain how to use zb and max together to bake. Ill come back to it I’m sure.
The other week i got an xbox ikr but i was reading that the kinect cam has been made to work on a pc, and a lil Google later I find that now an up and running motion capture solution letting me create animations in seconds that I can use in Secondlife , its amazing fairly simple and if id spent thousands on a mocap solution id prob be dangling from a rope by now, it’s that good.
Todays discovery is the Brekel software http://www.brekel.com/?page_id=155 will capture objects as 3d models see pik
Damn if we aint living in the future. All this stuff ill go into a little deeper and make some vids about. Speaking of vids I got to watch Siddean demonstrating her extreme sculpting prowess in ustream the master at work indeed. I learned a lot link here http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13971892