Archive for the CGI Category

Pebbles galore

Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 9:47 pm

In the great blues and zydeko tradition:




Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Decanters in modo. (Back in the upper 90’s today.)



Poor Magician

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Poor Magician

I found this at 3Dsky in the sculpture section.  I love the dog to no end.  Gave it a jade (-ish) shader in modo that best showed off the mesh.



Glass jars

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

I was working on a project with glass that got cancelled, so I fond new glass to raise my spirits.



Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 5:53 am

Use of a displacement map to create a screw head in modo.  (The party is today.)




Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:23 pm

The Takamine popped its bridge last Friday, not a complete separation, but a distinct crack and detune.  It has been retired.  I have reached for it a couple dozen times in the last four days.  I miss it.  Vince and Sarah are sending me a Yamaha 6 string that Vince got for a trip, only been played three times.  It should be here tomorrow.


Like a fool, I went to Craig’s List and found a Meenie clone for $350, barely been played, in San Marcos.  I can’t justify the $350 at this point.  Dumb thing to do.


I have been hunting distractions all weekend and this week.  Nothing quite replaces the void.  One of the distractions in modo.



Laying some pipe

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Playing with a C4D pipe generator.  It takes a little effort to get it over to modo, but not terribly so.pipe

Playing with fire

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In modo.




Posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 5:52 pm

It’s been in the 40’s all day and foggy wet, miserable for the opening of In Like a Lion day.  But the cold is coming to an end.  I see maybe one or two more nights where it hits freezing, but by and large, it’s spring.  The redbuds are in full bloom, as are plum trees and other early bloomers.


I am ready for spring.  I’m tired of cold weather.  I want to put up my winter clothes and forget them for eight months.  I’ve had enough central heat.  I want the doors open, a mild breeze drifting through the house.


Found that TreeSketch died with iOS 8, a big sorrow.  Looking for a suitable tree generating replacement studio.

A cool spell

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Hasn’t gotten out of the 30’s today.  Grumble grumble.  Myka stayed inside today.  I’m making her a house cat for a while, going into the entertainment business.  Meow.  Lots of mouse flipping and other calorie burners.  Every square inch of the house has been inspected.  Make her tired and sleepy.


I can’t seem to get warm enough.  I’ve held off turning up the thermostat.  I may have to give in.


A good day for sleeping under covers.


Pine needles test in modo, using fur materials.




Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

A quick and dirty bookshelf.  Start to finish, seven minutes.



More bent stuff

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Tri color braid, normal and stretched, a coil of cable, a spiral ramp, and a stainless steel spring.



Virtual Braiding

Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Here’s some fancy braiding moves in modo.


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A new yard crew member

Posted on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Alpha (current name, due to change) is a female miniature Schnauzer that is new to the property as of this afternoon.  Everyone welcomed her except Myka.  And from what I can, it’s a case of unknown new dog in the yard knee jerk.  Alpha paid very little attention to Myka, which to me is the primary factor.  Myka will get used to her, and all will calm down.  It will just take a little time for a little familiarity to set in.


Got a new machine bash kit.  Here’s a sample mech joint.  Nice kit.




Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 11:25 am

How many nuns could a nunchuck chuck if a nunchuck could chuck nuns?

Ceramic skillet

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 9:49 am

Another skillet, this one ceramic.  Oil in the bottom…



Another ceramic pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Another one.



Ceramic Pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 12:04 am

Giving modern technology equal time.



Cast iron skillet

Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

A cast iron skillet, with a sheen of oil in the bottom.  modo, of course.



xfrog again

Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 12:07 am

Xfrog had another sample shift, 33 more plant models in OBJ and LXL presets for modo. 5G of downloading on a slow server.  That puts it close to 150 plants total.


Been pretty wet the last couple of days.  Nothing really heavy, but often enough to keep it soggy outside.  Hanging in the 30’s for the most part.  Hunkering down, like most folks.


Finally got most of the time sensitive stuff eaten.  It is nice to have the kitchen fluffed out, the full options.  Coconut cream pie coming up.  I had to bump it a couple of times, but the expiration dates are forgiving. Made cinnamon rolls this morning.  They’re all gone, and I feel the sugar buzz.


Finished the Dr Who marathon this evening.  Back to movies.

Canisters done

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I’m done with modeling the canisters.  The last model of 2014.


I’m ready to let 2015 arrive quietly.  I am partied out.  Food is ready for tomorrow, cornbread, black eyed peas, pastrami and Jarlsberg, and cheesecake.  A shot of Patron Anejo at midnight.  Plenty of quiet fireworks.


Happy new year.



Canister models

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Almost done with modeling the kitchen canisters in modo 8.  I still need to tweak a few loops to tighten up a few slopes, but it’s just about done.





Crystal ware

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 10:28 am

In modo 8.



More xfrog free samples

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

xfrog has a new set of 31 freebie samples, including a bottle tree.  Looks like I could be here another week to care for Ava (cat).




Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Been dealing with blood pressure issues since yesterday.  Internet issues too.  Not a good combination.  At least Myka has been considerate, except when it comes to slipping outside.  I’m handling all three, but it sure eats time and saps energy.


Need to trim my fingernails.  Too many typos on the right side of the keyboard.