Friday, 1 September 2017
I've already mentioned this on Facebook and Twitter but felt I should expand on things a bit here. On Wednesday I was laid off from Chaos Group. I've spent the last two years (maybe slightly longer...I really haven't counted to be fair) working as an external contractor on the documentation for them on V-Ray for 3Ds Max, Maya, Modo and Nuke.
Its a job I've enjoyed greatly and there are no hard feelings about losing my job from either me or them. In fact I rank them as joint best people I've ever worked for (with the other place being Screen Scene in Dublin). The job meant I got to see features well before they made it to the public eye and will always remember the 1st time I tried out the Denoiser and the Cryptomatte among other things.
The job meant I also got to work from home (which is important in this point in my life as I don't really want to be working away on the other side of the world with two children, a fiance and two elderly parents who are not in the best of health.) I'd recommend them as employers to anyone.
So if you were reading this blog post expecting me to be angry, upset or basically just stir some shit, your dead wrong. sorry to disappoint you. :)
Time allowing I may well also record a YouTube video before I head out this evening clarifying things for those who only watch my videos on that platform. So it means at the time of writing I am without a job, without an income and as such looking for as 'corporate types' would say 'my next challenge'. Luckily after well over 20 years in 3D with vast experience and a somewhat extensive skill set I am hoping that I wont be sitting on my backside jobless for too long. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Monday, 22 May 2017
to try and kill it in a head to head test with Nuke.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
In Episode 22 in Nuke for 3D Artists I show how you can set-up a multiple camera projection in NUKE , Although this video also shows 3Ds Max as part of the initial setup, any other similar application can be used in exactly the same way.
Monday, 15 May 2017
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
In Episode 20 in Nuke for 3D Artists I show how you can use NUKE to add motion blur in post (which is a far faster way to do things giving a greater element of control).
Monday, 8 May 2017
In Episode 19 in Nuke for 3D Artists I show one of my personal top tricks. It shows who you can use NUKE to setup the lighting in your 3D app in a VERY short time. Although I show the setup in 3Ds Max and V-Ray in this video, its so simple it can be done in any 3D app with any render engine with ease. This is a massive time saver!
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Monday, 1 May 2017
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Big thanks to AMD and Jamie Gwilliam for sending this graphics card and the Radeon WX7100.
This is one powerful graphics card! there are points in this video where I am literally lost for words.
This is the 1st of 3 reviews of this card, with the first one being on day one and the last one at the end of the week to give you a good idea of how far this card can be pushed and what its capabilities are.