Friday, October 16, 2009

M4 Carbine Progress

Going a little slow this week. More tweaking the little parts than actually working the major parts in. There are little things here and there to add and change, so as the old saying goes, slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Placed in the remaining major components that aren't done yet to see how it looks like as a final:

Not too bad - should be able to get the piece done by end of October.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

M4 Carbine Progress

More work done on the M4. Integrated the EOTech holosight and added the entire buffer tube construct. Also added the forward assist key, but it looks off - may redo it. Added a retouched Timney trigger - the hammer spring is in the proper position now. Also retouched the Magpul MIAD grip, dunno if anyone can see the difference haw haw haw.

Just plugging away for now, hopefully will be able to get this up to scratch by the end of October.

Friday, October 9, 2009

M4 Carbine Progress

Still testing the 'ghosting' - but I've rendered a few more components and tossed them in for a quick look see. They seem to fit fairly nicely and it shouldn't be too much hassle. At this point I'm not too sure if I can get away with a full phantom/ghosted view. Might have to rethink the strategy here - hopefully I don't have to do extra work by doing a cutaway for the rail panels.

Pretty rough last couple days - a rushed storyboarding job with a probability of more work if the pitch is successful. I better go sleep - don't want to fall asleep in class in front of my students haw haw haw haw.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Works on Exhibit - Anatomia @ Ontario Science Centre

Several weeks back my Prof from school emailed me on whether I'd like to toss in some works for an upcoming Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. The exhibit is titled 'Anatomia: An Exhibition Exploring The Art And Science of Anatomy'.

Obviously I said yes and here it is:

It is an honour to have my artwork exhibited among my peers from my school days, and among other talented illustrators and artists of OCAD, UofT and ÉPFL. Much thanks to Ontario Science Centre, Sheridan College, Ms Ana Klasnja-curator of the !dea gallery where the exhibition is held. Last but not least a big THANK YOU to my Prof Kathryn Chorney for taking time out of her busy schedule to coordinate with everyone to make this possible. Couldn't have been easy especially with me being literally on the other side of the world.

Here's a better view of the pieces chosen for the exhibit:

For more information, go here to access the OSC website. If you're in Toronto, do drop by to check out this exhibit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More M4 Carbine progress

Pretty much slacked off all of last week - with the exception of my part time teaching and some progress work on several personal pieces - including this one. Here we go:

Timney drop-in trigger. Timney doesn't make a full auto trigger. What they have is highly accurate drop-in match grade triggers for the M4/M16/AR15, but I gave it some liberal creative license - with full technical knowledge just so you guys know its not BS - and made it a full auto trigger. The...errr...selector plate is still not done.

The hammer spring is the wrong resting position haha.

Below here is one of the few files I've worked on. Basically I did the linework for each component and then paint them separately. Made some discoveries while rendering these. I'll be working with photoshop paths more from now on.....lesson learned.

Here we have a 'test'. I'm still tweaking the balance of the masking - since there are many lines, its hard to figure out what to sacrifice yet what detail to retain while masking the surface layer to reveal the internal components. More tedious than difficult.

Thats all for this update. I'll have another WIP up in a couple days.


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