2012
08.14

Beveling and/or extruding vertices of an Icosahedron primitive can get you some pretty cool patterns:

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2012
08.13

You’ve probably heard of ICE keywords like “self“, “this” or “this_model“… but did you know about “this_parent“?

It’s not undocumented, but it’s often forgotten.

If you’ve ever seen a Maya rig, you’ve probably seen their joints system which draws “fake” bones. Fake as in that it’s just an OpenGL virtual representation of the hierarchy/parenting, not an actual object. I’m not a big fan, but I do like the concept of being able to sketch out a skeleton by duplicating and reparenting joints, and thanks to “this_parent” we can do the same in ICE!

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2012
07.05

What’s the smart way to pick any arbitrary number of items with XSI’s PickElement or PickObject commands? Read below… 😀

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2012
05.30

Ever wondered what’s the deal with *.xsiaddon files? What are they?

Well, they’re good ol’ XML with a bit of metadata and the files embedded in them are compressed with the zlib library and base64 encoded for safe plaintext storage.

How would we parse such a file? Check this out:

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2012
05.30

Pardon my occasional ranting and pause sounds (ehh, uhms), lol. I recorded this on the spot without planning what to show.

Anyhow, go try the program yourself! 😉

2012
03.21

Skydiving (November 2011)

Last November I jumped with two other friends, off a plane, tandem parachuting. It was briefly terrifying, then amazingly blissful, exciting and unforgettable. Everyone should do it! 😀

Skip to 11:32 to see me play it cool while I come to terms with the floor being ~12,000ft below me.

(If you’re curious why I’m posting it now; I only just got around to splicing our 3 dvds together.)

2012
02.14

Hey guys, it’s been a while. Here’s some more commercials I did the character rigging for. Enjoy! 😉

Dragon candies:



Excel critters yet again:




Baygon: [a.k.a. RAID]

2012
01.05

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! Hope this one brings even cooler stuff than the last.

Here’s a video I took of how I spent my new year’s eve. 😀

2011
06.09

I was responsible for rigging the jellyfish (tentacle sim. included) in this commercial for T. Rowe Price, produced by Psyop:

Enjoy! 😀 (Best appreciated in HD.)

Oh and check out the art of this concept artist that worked on it.

2011
05.13

I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because these jokes can get cheesy… However, I’m certain at least one will bring a smile to your Friday. 🙂

Check it out: http://CGjokes.com/

It all started when I wrote the very first joke (the one at the very bottom.) I wondered if I could think of more, and so I did, but then I challenged myself to come up with a one-liner every workday or so. (Quality varies as it’s hard to write brilliant ones all the time, but I try.)

I looked online for more material but only found a really old thread from CGTalk, and many of their jokes were worse than my worst. I figured, if there’s sites out there listing trigonometry or Physics jokes, why can’t we have one more just for CG-related jokes? And so it came to be.

I will eventually run out of puns so I’d like to invite you, yes you, to think of hilarious material and submit it on the site. I will review any and all that come in and publish those that make me smile or chuckle; with your name as the post author of course. (If you leave a link to your blog I’ll link you if you get posted.)