There was animation school in my city when was young. The education was free for anybody , you just had to make a test on admission, and it was for children only. Cartoons made in this school by children won prizes on international festivals. My older sister learned there. Every day after school she was going on lessons of drawing, painting, composition etc. I was too young to attend that classes, so i was just watching her painting homework. Actually I wasn't interested in painting, i wanted to make my characters jump, run, hit, fall..... i didn't knew that it is necessary for animator. And one day school was closed. It was time when soviet union stopped its existence, nobody was interested in that kind of schools, especially free schools. I wold like to make classes here, but there is nobody to teach.
This is a sad story of why i am doing this by myself :) I have some books about animation and youtube tutorials, so i will be 2 in 1 - teacher and pupil. Unfortunately i don't know the methods, so i will invent them myself :) good luck
Three days ago my old dream came true - i've got iPhone. It is not new, not very fast but i like it. This is a long and unnecessary debate about addiction, glamour etc. I like it because i like it and thats all.
Yesterday i have found app for it called Brushes. Well.. here is the result :))
I think it is always better to have a paper and a pencil with you to draw something when you are not working on computer, but for fun it can be used .
Despite the word "Blender" in the title of the blog, last months i was just watching news about it.
It is because of drawing and painting passion that manifested recently.
There was flood in my country this summer and Government has pledged to build new houses for flood victims.Our company has developed standard designs, and I was asked to perform 3D visualization. I used a Blender and internal renderer and a very short time to get it. I'm not happy with many of the details, but during the period that I was - this is the maximum that I could do.Conclusion: i need to learn:)
I was thinking about making another blog for my 2d experiments in other software and not to contaminate this one, but considering that i am not writing here often and there are no constant readers (except one) i think i'll put all in one :)
About two years ago i made myself a gift - graphic tablet Genius. The price was attractive. Actually i was preparing to work on game project but the client changed his mind and my tablet remained idle. Some times i tried to do something for speedpaint contest and nothing more, but in the beginning of this summer i occasionally got job as a freelancer - illustrating 70 page children book "Live ABC" by V.Pelagowww.pelago.ru. I was using Corel Painter for it, because author wanted psd files with layers, but during the work i discovered amassing small and open source program called MyPaint. I used it for sketching. But first of all i was impressed how easily can be imitated watercolor. I'll post tomorrow something.
First time i heard about photo stock approximately 3 years ago, but i couldn't sell my photos there because there was not enough Mpixels or something like that :), so i could just read about big money that stockers are making there. I almost forgot about it, but one day i read post on www.blenderburu.com about how to make money with blender , about that lucky guy that still making thousands of dollars with one single picture etc. That day, it was about a year ago, i decided to try it myself, to render something and to put it there to see how it works. My first pictures were pumpkins for Halloween following tutorials from www.blendercookie.com and... nothing happened. It was New years eve when the idea appeared. I spent half of a day tweaking fur (actually grass from Andrew Price tutorial), texture and lighting and here is the result. It was wonderful time - almost every day i was notified that my picture was sold. This lucky:) picture shot 51 times. I haven't made much money with it. Actually it wasn't my aim, I just made sure that i can use Blender not just for fun. Since then i sol nothing on that stock :) So be it. I am satisfied
Long time since my last post here. Even now i have nothing new to show because all this tine i wasn't working in Blender, I was working on 2d illustration project for russian abc book "Live ABC" by V.Pelago (www.pelago.ru), maybe i'll post something here later.
Even so I've found a picture, that i forgot to post here.
It is a story about forgotten hero from the company of turtles ninja. His name is Picasso ))
Made as a test in Blender 2.5, Internal render
simple armature applied (simple because i can't do another :) )
and here is all bunch - Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatelo and... Picasso
We where joking with my friend about Gibson Explorer shaped acoustic guitar for our favorite band Metallica!! The sketch was covered with dust when i've found it yesterday Here it is. Just for fun. Rendered in Yafaray
I was always waiting for snow. Every winter starting 1st december first of all i was doing in the morning was watching in the window with hope to see everything white there. And finally, when the first snow falls, the same time appears people who want to clean their carpets in it. And that makes me mad! I hate those people with all my hart! after them the yard is similar to chess desk and the snow is no longer pleases me.
I love music! Heavy-,thrash-,death metal are my favorite, but more then any other i do love Metallica,doesn't metter period of thear cration - i egaly love all their songs, maybe i'm sick but i like it :)
Despite the fact that I like this music, some artists are creating a stupid stage image. We often talked about this and laughed, so started a character and a funny name.
I've got some photos of Ross Halfin (http://www.rosshalfin.com/home/intro.php) for reference, but couldn't do anything even close :)
With all my love to Apple products, i relay like to joke on them. This one i've made very fast just to show it to my friends, that's why it is so brutal, but the aim was to visualise the idea.
So here is table set iEat
And just not to create a new topic - another one apple related joke.
In my Soviet childhood there was a movie called "guest from the future". It was movie for kids about kids. A girl from the future appears in "nowdays" to find the fantstic device that can read minds called "mielophon" (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Миелофон). Love, pirats, friendship etc. Don't know if there is somebody in my generation that was watching thie movie less then 5 times... So i made this device in apple style and called it miel-iPhone.
Here is the second "big" work in Blender. One day i realized that Geppetto made Pinocchio from the scratch ... it's strange. then i decided to imagine that there were a lot of tests, and here is one of them. My friends asked me to add a twig to see clear that it is a boy :) I wanted to dod some kind of museum wit ha lot of ugly pinocchio models like Anatomical theatre, but this one was the firs and the last. Maybe someday i'll do one more
Actually there was a story i wrote to describe atmosphere of this place... but it was in russian and i just can't translate it in English, thats why i'll just say it was my very first experience in Blender after boxes,spheres and monkeys. In process of testing modeling tools i've got something relay similar to the country toilet. In the same time i discovered Yafray ad after the test i decided to finish this work.
Not share why i decided to start this blog, maybe i wanted to make order in my pictures and put them in one place, or maybe i wanted to brag, or bring something new in my everyday scenario ... anyway .. i already did it.
So, my name is Stepan and by the nature of my work, I often intersect with the 3D graphics, mostly with 3d max but Blender supplanted him from my personal life long time ago.
But for the beginning i'd like to show only two pictures i've made in 3d max and published them on www.render.ru
vagabond snail (we had too good mood when we came up with this:))
drunk tourist monument (i just decided to practice in modeling and finaly i'v got this)
Tthat's all i made in 3dmax for my soul :) after that blender, blender, blender...