Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Creating a New Legacy for Tron

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dominance War V is running! Oorah!


Finally, Dominance War V  has already started!

First competition is PRE-DW: DW MMO AC(Dominance War Massive Multiplayer Online Art Challenge)

Yeah, I really excited for this competition!(even though I'm busy now ^ ^)





延期許久的Dominance War第五屆終於在今天開始了!

首先登場的是DW熱身賽:DW MMO AC(Dominance War Massive Multiplayer Online Art Challenge)。

工作之後就很難有自己的時間,同時最近一堆要做的事也都擠在一起,可是要是可以的話,我還是很想參加看看這個競賽,畢竟對我來說都是一個很好的經驗。

不知道今年有沒有辦法參加啊!~~

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Image Plane 4




 Image Plane 4 provides an easy way to load images into ZBrush for use in texturing and polypainting, as well as for background reference while modeling.
  • Easily load a background image when a model is in Edit mode.
  • For ZProject polypainting, quickly change the background image without leaving Edit mode.
  • For Projection Master texturing, the image is automatically wrapped onto your model.

New in this version of Image Plane is Reference Views:
  • Store 8 different views of your model
  • Store a different reference image for each view
  • Adjust the model transparency
  • Quickly cycle through the views
  • Save and load Reference Views projects

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ZSwitcher Beta

Discussed from CGTalk:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=928475


Allows you to use the same hotkeys to navigate your viewports in ZBrush as you would in Maya.

Download:
http://draster.com/downloads/ZSwitc...a/ZSwitcher.exe

Online help:
http://draster.com/help/zswitcher/ZSwitcherHelp.html




ZSwitcher是一個for ZBrush的Plugin,用途在於把Maya、Mudbox的操作方式搬到ZBrush上面來,對於一些一直不習慣ZBrush操作方式的人,或者想要用Maya或Mudbox操作方式的人,可以試試這個ZBrush的新Plugin。

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

God bless Chile!!

That's really a miracle!!

Congratulation! God bless Chile!!




這真是教人不敢相信,埋在地下600多公尺深長達兩個多月之久,現在真的看到他們一個一個被救出來了,真的是教人感到高興!祈禱他們全員都順利脫困!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ZAppLink 4 for PC & Mac - Official Release







Main fixes and changes in ZAppLink v4 for ZBrush 4:

  • Multiview fixed on both Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Flipped (upside down) views on multiviews which sometimes occurred in the beta version has been fixed.
  • Issues on pixol layers have been fixed.
  • issues saving multi-views and loading them on Mac OSX have been fixed.




ZAppLink for ZBrush 4 Plugin 更新了,修正了一些bug,可至官網做更新。

MPC's Head Turner_The drench Cubehead

 From fxguide:
http://www.fxguide.com/qt/2934/mpcs-head-turner-drench#more-2934


Final Shot:

The drench Cubehead from drench on Vimeo.


Zbrush to Mari workflow demo

MovieReshape: Tracking and Reshaping of Humans in Videos

Thursday, September 16, 2010

3D-Coat 3.5





New Features:


Auto-retopology with user defined guides for accurate edge loops.

Multiresolution

Multithreaded

New models preview & library of primitives from Tinker.

etc.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some GoZBrush issues solution in ZBrush4

Well, in some cases, you might have some big problems like GoZ does not appear in Maya; GoZ does not success; GoZ will launch multiple instances of maya.


GoZ to Modo was automatic. Thanks Pixologic and Luxology!

GoZ to Maya was..., well it didn't work. Thanks Autodesk!
^ ^

I found a solution in ZBrushCentral to fix these issues. Thanks ZBC! ^ ^


Wolfenstein Gets Ray Traced, On a Laptop!

Maya 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack


3ds Max 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack



Substance:


PhysX Rigid-Body Dynamics:


Iray Renderer:

Mudbox 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack



Part 1:



Part 2:

Softimage 2011.5

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cool! Osx realflow combined.


Osx realflow combined. from Emil on Vimeo.

Cool stuff!

CityEngine_National Geographic Asia -"Megacities"



http://www.procedural.com/showcases/showcase/national-geographic-megacities.html


For National Geographic Asia's "Megacities - Kaohsiung(高雄)" episode Worlds Away Productions was tasked with creating a digital 3d model of the city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan for use in 6 CGI sequences.

Wow! That;s my country! ^ ^


國家地理頻道(亞洲),用CityEngine製作台灣高雄的一段影片。

ChumBuddy^ ^



Ha ha!

I like it! I like it! ^ ^

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ZBrush 4.0 Unleashed!!



Features:

ZProjects
* Save all loaded tools, document size, light, material, timeline and render settings in one click.
* ZBrush 4 even includes sample projects to help you discover new features.

Best Preview Render
* Renders Shadows, Ambient Occlusion, Fibers, SSS and Transparency with advanced anti-aliasing.
* Multi-pass rendering with Shadow, Color, Ambient Occlusion, Mask and Depth as separate maps.
* Render for still images or animations.


Project presentation
* Timeline for more than just simple turntables and animations.
* Keyframe management: copy, move, etc.
* Audio support with color beats for manual animation synchronization.
* Fade in/out and cut keyframes for nice transitions.
* Ease in/out keyframes.
* MDD animation file format support for exporting and importing animation.
* Animation-capable layers, Tools, ZSpheres, background and more.

Concept creation
* Shadow Box for free-form creation.
* Move Elastic Brush to create stretch-free extrusions.
* Reproject improved for more finely tuned control of the results.
* Mannequin for quick scene setup.
* TransPose units to help you in proportions and sizes.


Hard Sculpting
* Clip brushes for slicing your models.
* By Radius and By Polygroups modes for the Clip brushes.
* Shadow Box to create original sculpting bases, combined with radial symmetry.
* New Strokes: Circle, Square, Curves.


Major brushes:
* MatchMaker, the perfect brush to deform your mesh to conform to other 3D models.
* Deco brushes, turn, spin - perfect for creative patterns!
* Clay Buildup will be your new Clay brush for the rough sculpting.
* Move Elastic, Move Topo, Move Parts: Stretch and deform with no constraints.


Strokes:
* Roll mode improved with the Roll distance.
* New lasso/marquee selection mode, circle by center, perfect circle, curve for masking and hiding.
* Marquee, Lasso and Circle strokes working with symmetry for hiding, masking and slicing.

Pipeline and Productivity
* GoZ with Autodesk Maya (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), Autodesk 3DSMax (2009, 2010, 2011), Luxology modo 401 (Sp2 to sp5), Cinema 4D R11 and R11.5
* GoZ SDK for integrating GoZ in additional software packages.
* Xpose to explode all SubTools, making it easy to work on a hidden one or create stunning animated effects.
* SubTool Duplicate and Insert, List All + ABC, Merge All for more flexibility when working on complex models.
* Solo mode to quickly isolate the current SubTool.


3D Painting and Materials
* PolyPaint Layers for more freedom in 3D painting.
* SpotLight to edit textures on the fly and then use them to paint by projection.
* Gradient transparency for anti-aliased transparency in PolyPainting.
* New shaders: Fast Overlay and Fresnel Overlay for more effects in your materials.
* New Fresnel and SSS settings for more realistic materials!
* New Blinn Specular added to the default shader for a better skin specular effect.
* Large number of blending modes between materials: Add, Subtract, difference, darken, etc.


Misc
* Topology auto masking to protect closed areas which are not directly connected.
* Elasticity settings to stretch your model without stretching the topology.
* Orientation settings: rotate your alphas while sculpting.
* Tile alphas for more creativity with brushes.
* Non-Square alphas are supported, avoiding distortions.
* Contact support for SubTools: deform multiple SubTools while maintaining your defined contact points between them!
* Relax Deformation: relax your topology without altering the shape.
* Inflate Balloon Deformation for a variation of the relax deformation.
* Deformations are now in real-time when moving the sliders, giving you live feedback.
* New File menu to manage all content.


Plugins
* Decimation Master is now 64bits.
* Original size is kept when exporting with 3D Print Exporter.
* Unwrap all SubTools at once with UVMaster.
* New Multi-map exporter for fast and easy creation of many maps at once including: normal, displacement, ambient occlusion, etc.
* Various additions in SubTool Master and TransPose Master. 


ZBrush4 Videos:

http://www.pixologic01.com/zbrush/f..._med_final3.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...o/timeLine1.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...imateExpose.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...ate3Dlayers.f4v

http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...4/video/BPR.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...mannequins2.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...mannequins1.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...CircleMasks.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...dCurveMasks.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...brushRadius.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro.../movElastic.f4v

http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...oxReference.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...xResolution.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...owBoxBasics.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...owBoxAlphas.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...ngShadowBox.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...BoxAndMasks.f4v

http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...ndClipBrush.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...ClipBrushes.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...MakerBasics.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...rush4_GoZ_1.f4v

http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...ndClipBrush.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...decoBrushes.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...Topological.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...o/alphaRoll.f4v
http://www.pixologic01.com/zclassro...alphaTiling.f4v



ZBrush 4 BetaTesters Forum(you can see a lot of ZB4 new features in this page)





最近都在忙著處理父親的後事,就在作天,ZBrush4終於發售了。

 這次和以往一樣推出了許多讓人眼睛為之一亮的嶄新功能,像是shadow box我就挺感興趣的。不過卻也讓我感到滿失望的就是,大家期待許久的texture/painting layer和blending mode並沒有出現,看來要在既有的zbrush軟體核心上加入上述的功能還有一段路要走。

Pixologic是有推出PolyPaint Layers for 3D painting的功能,不過離我們的期望(像Photoshop那樣的layer)還差很多。反觀,Mudbox以及3D-Coat在這部分就超前ZBrush許多,Mari當然就更不用說了!另外,在retopology部分似乎也並沒有強化,看起來Pixologic好像也不打算管這塊了,也許打算就由第三方專業的重新佈線軟體來處理就好了,這類的軟體現在也已經很多了,這麼看起來未來的製作流程除ZBrush外可能要再搭配另外的佈線軟體(雖然現在也是這樣啦~)。

不知道Sculptris的作者加入Pixologic開發團隊後,會不會替ZBrush帶來革命性的演變呢?^ ^

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

最漫長的一天

這個周末就是八八父親節,看著各個相關慶祝活動熱鬧起來,然而這卻是我再也無法體驗的日子。



凌晨快要三點,接到醫院打來的電話,要我和家人趕到醫院探視父親最後一面,趕到了醫院,我父親已經沒有生命跡象,結束了心跳,冰冷地躺在病床上,陪伴我們一家人的父親在這一刻往生了。


自前年捐肝給我父親至今,約莫兩年多左右,這一路走來我父親吃盡了苦頭,這一刻也算終於獲得了解脫。一直以來陪伴在我父親旁,也是最辛苦的母親,也終於能好好休息了。


從住進加護病房開始,看著父親身上插滿管子、沒有意識、全身水腫、到最後身體發黑全身多重器官衰竭而過世,大約一個禮拜的時間。某種涵義上覺得實在很短暫,某種涵義上又覺得實在很漫長。


出了醫院,替自己的父親辦後事,看著平常最親近的家人成為毫無呼吸心跳的遺體躺在那裏,蓋著往生被,總是有股莫名的感覺。禮儀師的照料、法師的誦經、親戚的陪伴,當遺體運走後,我們就了解到真的再也見不到父親的面容了。


出生為人就是痛苦的開始,嚐盡人世間所有的苦難與折磨。所以,當離開之時,是解脫的時刻,我為我父親感到高興,不用再受苦受難了,誠心地希望我父親永遠幸福快樂。

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tomas Pettersson joins Pixologic!



Wow!

Tomas Pettersson, the author of Sculptris was joined Pixologic team!




Sculptris的作者,27歲的瑞典研究生,現在加入Pixologic的開發團隊了!本來作者沒打算將Sculptris商品化,不過現在看起來可能成為Pixologic的旗下的新產品了。

Blender 2.53 Beta released



New Brush Selector:

Friday, July 16, 2010

Leatest team work project_Alicia_OP



Hi there!

This animation is my latest team work project. It belongs to Tatung University(大同大學).

It is a OP animation for our PS3 game called "Alicia".

Seven people produce 31 second animation in 12 day(storyboard, model, texture, animation, lighting, effects, rendering and compositing).

Hope you like it! Cheers^ ^!




哈嘍,前一陣子我們的案子算是做完了,這是我們遊戲"Alicia"的OP動畫。隸屬大同大學,總共七個人(其他人繼續負責遊戲製作),只有十二天左右,製作出約31秒的OP動畫,從storyboard開始一直到最後的後製合成(角色沿用之前做好的遊戲角色,所以角色模型和貼圖製作不算在內)。共十個cuts,只用一台電腦一路render到完成,同時還要拿它來工作(就是我在用的電腦啦 |||)。

這次能在這麼趕的時間之內完成,有一點剛好是因為我去日本那次,和日本一間公司交流時他們有提到曾經接過一個很趕的案子,不到一個月的時間要製作17秒的全3D足球動畫廣告,那時候就有提到一些有關他們製作流程分配上的一些做法。我想說正巧我們也遇到類似的情形(還要更趕),看能不能也有樣學樣。以結果來看我還挺滿意的,並不是作品品質多高讓我滿意,而是在團體製作上,流程與工作與時間的分配和安排,在結果上讓我算滿意。這對我來說也算是個嘗試吧。^ ^ 前製真的很重要啊,這次的製作PreViz真的是影響至深哪!

非常感謝共同製作的同事們,沒有他們的話是不可能製作出這段OP動畫的。不論作品如何,都希望你們會喜歡。^ ^

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Video Copilot new tutorial: Particle Shadows


Cast realistic shadows from a 3D Particle System.
Includes work-flow tips and setup for custom sprites.


Watch:
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorial/particle_shadows/


More about AE tutorials:
http://www.videocopilot.net/

SSS Test2_WIP

It looks like need a little bit warm.

Welcome any comments.^ ^

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Job! Give me a job!




Hi, there!

Recently, I tried to find a new job, but still not a good news for me....

This new model is my latest work, built by an interview test(modeling). It was fully completed by Maya2009, and spent my 28 hours.

They said I had passed the test, BUT.....now, no further reply anything to me......= =

Ok! I want to finish this model, may be it will be my new personal work. Textureing!




現在的工作也進入尾聲了,最近剛把專案完成,該是找新工作的時候了。

之前有去面試一家公司,台灣三大動畫公司之一,當時他們要求我做個測驗,這些就是那次測驗的圖。測驗條件其實是要求製作某個人物(臉部模型),且全部用Maya製作,計錄所花費的工時。這個模型全部在Maya2009完成,共花費我大約28小時左右。結果他們是說通過測驗了啦,但到現在卻沒再跟我做任何聯繫,完全音訊全無.....= =我想我還要再去找其他家公司面試吧。

最近想說乾脆把這個角色做完,現在正在製作貼圖中。

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two days left!

Deadline is coming.... tow days left!


I still have four cuts must be rendered, and final compositing, will there be enough time?




還有兩天,差4個cuts還沒render,最後還要後製合成,來的及嗎!?

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm home......

我從日本回來了。

本來想說順利回來真是可喜可賀,不過沒想到一下飛機第一個聽到的消息居然是父親又住院了,就在我待在日本的這段期間......

哀,真的是不知道為什麼?為什麼會這樣呢........?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

出發去日本

因為工作上的關係要去日本約一個禮拜左右,這算是我第一次到日本這個國家。希望一切都平平安安、順順利利,也包括在台灣的家人。

時間差不多,該去機場待命了,其他等下週我回來再說嘍~。

Wednesday, May 19, 2010