Friday, February 18, 2011

tentang Zbrush Practice

last month i did that Birdman tutorial for zbrush and since then i've been practising that method and (hopefully) get better. i made a bust of malaysian 'superhero' (he's not so super actually) keluangman. i think i have kinda improved.
just a fanart 

the one above is actually the 3rd try. i tried to model it 100% using the method in the birdman tutorial at first, but it didnt turn out ok. version 1 looked too realistic, too boring. too predictable. too batman. but above all, my sculpting skill was still too rough.

i made a mess around the eyes didn't i?

version 2 was a little better. but still did not have that comicbook look. proportion was all over the place. after  making this one, i decided to not follow the tutorial too much. the eyes, the nose and the mouth region to be precise. it didn't look too bad.. but i think it still is pretty bad. bottom line, i wasn't satisfied with it.
straight into the uncanny valley >_<

next is my fav! well still can improve but i am pretty happy with version 3. proportion wise is nice.. simplified the mouth,nose and eyes area. made it simpler and more cartoonish. i was so happy with it i decided to try texturing it in zbrush.. which i have no idea how to. hence the very rough and very flat texture. but it looks decent.. i think
this is the model i used to make the 'poster' earlier in this post

and here's a turntable video i uploaded in youtube. the colour looked washed and dull. but yeah i just wanna see it rotating.

i'm ready to move on to the next tutorial in the book i bought.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

tentang Superbowl Ads 2011

so superbowl had passed and it was that time of year when great ads premiered in the same night. yeah for around USD 3 mil per slot, the ads better be good huh?

so i made this list last week but didnt do the writeup till today. dont know why i didnt publish it straight away. procrastination >_<. but anyway, these are the ads that i like the most. i have to admit i haven't watched all the superbowl ads but there so many that made my favs list anyway.

lots of other good and interesting ads that other people like but i prefer these. i was not too amused by the Doritos Pug ad which lots of people seem to love. and the Pepsi Can Thrower wasn't too amusing to me either. maybe i'm getting old

but anyway, enjoy these ads. more ads, just search youtube for superbowl 2011 ads or superbowl XLV ads or anything similar.

Doritos - House Sitting

Audi - Darth Vader

Doritos - Finger Licker

Pepsi Max - First Date

Audi - Release The Hounds

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

tentang Transformers 3 Superbowl Ad

i love the 1st movie, the 2nd isnt too bad but definitely not better than the 1st. i do hope the 3rd will be the best and not follow the steps of spiderman3 and xmen3. why all those 3rd installments turn out to be so bad is beyond my comprehension. but fingers crossed michael bay will do an excellent job.

else, i'll wait for christopher nolan's 3rd batman movie and hope that one wont have the same fate.

any fans of transformers here?
Demoreel - May 2011