Monday, May 17, 2010

Modelling and Rendering Lights in Alias and Bunkspeed

This tutorial is on how to model and render lights for Alias and Bunkspeed Hypershot. It covers ever step from the model in Alias Studio, the HDR image in Photoshop, to rendering set up in Hypershot.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Books all Designers Should Have

Here are just some of the books i always have in hand. I highly recommend  them, I've bought hundreds of books but these are the ones that I always have close by.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My 3d Models

Here is a couple of examples of my 3d work. If you want to see my full portfolio, go to, I posted some more after the jump

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Modelling a wheel with a tread pattern in Alias Studio

 This is a tutorial on how to model a real tread patter as opposed to just using textures to achieve the desired affect... so just click on the link to learn more

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Your only as good as your last sketch

I remember one of my teachers at the Academy of Art University told me this saying and it really made an impression in me. In about 2 weeks I'm going to start Art Center at night. Its a public program offered by Art Center. Its a 14 week program and its based in the Mazda Design Studio in Irvine California. So for the next 3 months, I will be driving an hour and a half each way to Irvine from Chula Vista. I think its safe to point out that I did not get accepted to Art Center of Design. They told me that I had superb 3d modeling abilities but my sketching wasn't up to par. They did say I barely missed that mark and that taking these classes at Mazda would probably get me over that hurdle. here is an example of one of my portfolio pieces so you can get a general idea at what level you need to be to not get accepted, :), Ill post my progress as I take the program.

My first Blog

Hello world, this blog will focus on my career from student to Industrial Designer, hopefully working for a major design studio, maybe Ford, maybe Jaguar, maybe Renault, who knows I boy can dream. I don't know what the future holds for me but its exciting to think what my blogs would say in three years, maybe the title would be, LANDED MY FIRST ID JOB, or GRADUATED FROM ART CENTER. I don't know, the hope is that when other kids chose to take the same path, they can get a first person perspective on the work and sacrifice. What it really takes to stand out from the rest of the thousands of Designers trying to land your job.