Wednesday, July 27, 2016

3D print dragon

Finally got my female dragon head. The resolution is a little low, 
but it gives the figure an interesting texture.

Sculpted in Maya, "Cassandra" was made in 
Woodbury University's Digital Fabrication Lab, kudos to Matt and his crew!

Here is the Dimension UPrint + (SD) unit that did the dirty work.
Super cool! Good modeling experience, 
but I need more practice in modeling the interior 
to get the proper wall thickness.

She has a few errors on her surfaces, and the eyes 
didn't print for some reason. Will have to go over that again.

Matt and William use Rhino software to convert .obj files into .stl (stereo lithography) files.

Have a good summer gang, school starts at the end of August.

Jack Davis, R.I.P.

Ah, no...

All those Mad magazines, gee whiz.
Still, a great artist, great caricaturist.

(copyright publisher, from The Art of Jack Davis)

Maybe he's still doodling in the great bullpen in the sky...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Exceptional Minds on KPCC

 Caught this bleary eyed on KPCC this morning:

I met Ernie Merlan at Studio Arts years ago.
Good to know his school his helping young people find work in animation and effects.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) - HD Trailer

I just found out about director Alejandro Jodorowsky's plans for Frank Herbert's book from a Dune quiz on Facebook. The art by Moebius, and the storyboards look fantastic. I think this would have been far superior to David Lynch's creep-out movie. Now if I can just find it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Joker Mashup... with Marcie?

Hello Batfans, and Charlie Brown aficionados, just blowin' off steam with another mashup.

(copyright Time/Warner and United Feature Syndicate)

With everything that's going on in the world, 
I just thought it would be funny to have Marcie assist the Joker for a while.
 The Joker would finally have Gotham City on it's knees, 
only to have Marcie question everything:

"Why did you do that sir?"

"Stop calling me sir!"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

3D Printing

After all these years, Herman Bear emerges as a 3D print out!

Still have to clean him up, get the support material out of his mouth.
Kudos to Woodbury University's Digital Fabrication Lab. 

(Forbidden Planet, original copyright MGM)

We don't have sci-fi replication technology just yet, but we're getting there!

Will update details asap.