Multimedia

Computer graphics have been a passion of mine ever since I had a Commodore Vic 20 in the early eighty's. 

  • Multimedia
    • Video Production
      • Special Effects
      • HD Video Recording
    • Audio Production
      • Multitrack Recording
      • Guitar, Bass, Synth
      • Composing / Soundtrack
    • Motion Graphics
      • Animated Logos and Titles
    • 3D graphics and Animation

Please check out some blog posts concerning my latest Multimedia work below! VVV

 

 

Working on Modelling and Texturing

Hey everybody, just sharing the work I've been doing on 3D modelling and Texturing for Unreal Engine assets. The model below was modelled from a Digital Tutors tutorial, but it stops at the model in it's smoothed preview mode, so I took it a few steps further and created a high poly and low poly model, baked the normal map, and then did some texturing in Substance Painter.

The first picture is the high poly model, and the second is the model in Unreal Engine with it's textures. The high poly model is 185,000 tris and the low poly that you see in the game is only 4,500 tris! Not too bad really, I don't think :)

Stun Gun High Poly Model

 

Stun Gun in Unreal Engine 4

About My Software

I thought I'd start out this blog by talking about the software that I use and what my general uses are. 

I use a variety of software, a lot of times in conjunction with one another. For instance I use Maya for creating 3D models, but I also use ZBrush to sculpt on thos models sometimes, and Photoshop is used for textures, but I also use Substance Designer and Painter a lot to work out textures, and recently I've started playing around with Houdini - which is a very cool and powerful program! Here's a list of all the software I use for multimedia, this is by no means a list of what I think are the best apps in the world, even though *I* might think they are that subject is debated heavily across the internet, this is just *my* list... :)

  • Autodesk Maya - 3D Modelling, Animation
  • ZBrush - Sculpting on 3D Models, detailing
  • Houdini - Procedural 3D modelling, Animation, Special FX, Physics Simulations and FX
  • After Effects - Video Special Effects and Compositing
  • Sony Vegas - Non Linear Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop - Image manipulation
  • Substance Designer / Substance Painter - 3D Model textures
  • Quixel Suite - 3D Model Textures
  • Adobe Illustrator - Vector Graphics / Logos
  • Cakewalk Sonar - Multi track audio recording, mixing, and mastering
  • Sony Soundforge - Audio editing

With this list I can pretty much do whatever I want - now *knowing* how to do what I want is a different story :) I use Digital Tutors a LOT - I'm a tutorial junkie...

Backyard Workshop

All of my CNC and Electronics prototyping stuff has been growing on the Backyard Workshop website for many years now, I will be continuing to post over there as well as here! :)

http://www.backyardworkshop.com/

 

Varitech Games

My first game is underway! 

It's a space exploration game and all about saving the human race! :)

Colony

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About Varitech

Varitech stands for "Various Technologies" because I offer such a wide variety of services. Check out my galleries for my best work in all the various disciplines!

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