The other day I rendered a scene of Cubesteak saying “C’mon Ribeye, give me something I can sink my teeth into”. It took around 12 hours to render that scene and when it was done it looked great except for the fact that the stupid floor didn’t render for some reason and it had to be done again. I’m still not sure what went wrong actually. Ahh well, chalk it up to my lack of fundimental knowledge in 3D.
Today I had lunch with a friend of Harry’s and mine Bob Arvin who owns 3DBob Productions; a place where Harry and I both used to work. Anyway, he showed me a contraption he bought that let you “point scan” characters into the computer. You can see an example of what I’m talking about here. He said that Pixar does it’s modeling this way. I immdeiately went home and started sculpting which is what I’m doing now. My plan is to make a bust of Poltergoose, a character Harry and I created who tells bad joke in a graveyard. He will have a Jackie Mason type voice. I’m really excited about it and will post more as I get stuff done. As Harry said, we haven’t really seen eachother in quite some time… but we’ll have to get together soon and have some lunch and talk about new projects!