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!