Archive for March 2011

SYKES den finally fully UV'ed and ready for texturing

Its been a very long day UV'ing this scene and now it is all ready for texturing

an on going fire using dynamics

I need a help on this fire, its a small fire for a stove that will light up a room, I feel it is close, but not too sure


tutorial complete

Mental... RAY

learning this will become important to texturing my main scenes, in the game enviroment

I'm pretty proud, closely this is getting there, I'm proud as I only properly understood UV'ing in the last project and since doing this street, I've learnt a lot about it I have two more buildings to go and a few details but bar from this, I am nearly finished

finally this tutorial is done

thanks to Allans and Toms help, I had to render thing frames through Tiffs, as after effects didn't like it, but had to also had to render the FX pass through the, Hardware Render Window

fire works

fireworks movie

street scene

this scene is ready to be UV'd and made finalised you will find that the street is duplicated buildings, with alterations made to the buildings to make them slightly different from the others

more buildings

has taken me all weekend

 This character is fully bound, it has been a hard a tough ride for me and have learnt greatly, the UV'ing took allot of time up, but I'm glad to say I reached the binding stage of the character, I know deeply that this is not all the requirements, so inside I feel really down. 


finally completed teh body, so so proud of this, I have allot more to do to this.

A full head of hair

he now has hair

a happy man

I'm happy as I have battled with my head all day (this one aswell as my real one), but yes this is how far I've got I'm happy as I feel finaly conquerring this, aswell as an inner struggle at the same time. It just needs some hair.


its been hard tryong to jugle this and transcription, but I've finally got to where I was, it brings a slight tear, inside to think ive got to the stage to where I lost, to now, I then feel bigger presure for the head... it was that, that sucked my time... I must not give up, I must keep fighting, I must keep going...

further development

slowly coming along building 4 at the end and have added chimneys.

street scene

This scene I feel is really coming along nicely I've extended the height of the original house, as it looked a tad small. compared to the other two. As through observation of the old London street images, not all the buildings are the same height, or continuity




I feel that this scene is done now, I feel now that I have two scenes ready to be UV'd layd out.

the building interpretation of the street scene of oliver twist

I'm building a house from the gustave dore image street, it's not fully finished though. It's been quite tricky, as I only have one perspective of the building and trying to grab details out the image has been quite tricky I still yet have to create the signs aswell, when I create this scene it would be my own interpretation of a street, and am basing it on the scene of when in oliver twist they rob a man at a book stall

this is another scene that I'm hoping to attempted to build. it is intriguing, and has buildings that are interresting.

something has come to me, (poetic expression aswell)

for a few weeks I've been down stressed about my work, and about doing the last unit and struggling mentally on building up to do it, as I explained to Alan that I've been in a constant mental spiral and where I've been trapped in this mental spiral and getting stressed and wanting to escape....

the other day I was listening to my mp3 player, I didn't know this song was on it but it said something to me that meant so much for me, I didn't know I had this song on my mp3 at all...

There always seems to be a door that you can't open
There always seems to be a mountain you can't climb
But you keep on reaching
You just keep on reaching

When your destiny is out there in the distance
But the road ahead's a mine field in disguise
And you keep on moving
You just keep on moving

You will make it through this
Just give it time
You gotta give it time

This is what you're made for
Standing in the downpour
Knowing that the sun will shine
Forget what lies behind you

Heaven walks beside you
You got to give it one more try
One more time

You just keep on reaching
You just keep on, you keep on moving

When the shadows fall on everything you're dreaming
When the promises turn out to be a lie
You just keep believing
You just keep believing
Oh, don't stop your dreaming
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
You've got to keep on reaching
Keep believing
It's gonna be alright

(song and lyrics my M.W.Smith)
yes I am a christian and no I'm not here to preach or express it in anyway at all, and another thing has come to me since, I have not failed ye. Until I've walked away with nothing, and I'm now going to fight and tair down the walls of my mind to fight with my self, as this inner battle and war will not overcome me, and I shall prevail, for when I do walk, I will walk with something not nothing. so its time to fight, my inner struggle and battle till I win, for yes I have a few scars, but I wont allow them to get in my way. I'm going take heed of the lessons of the past, and move on and on... time will become weary and it will become hard, but I shall not give in.

(I just feel I had to express this... I'm not sure weather it is the corect thing to do or whether this profesional of me to express, but I felt that I had to...)

sykes den with, lighting anf have sorted out the beds to be more sak like.

these are the first elements of a street scene taking reference of the buildings on the right I feel that this would be good duplicated, with others with differant veriations. and having differant fronts.