Tooling around with Sculptris, ZBrush, and Modo


As of late I have been tooling around with Sculptris Alpha 6 and ZBrush on the side. Here is something I have whipped up then rendered in modo. Sculptris is truly an amazing program it dynamically adds polygons as you model and it’s insanely easy to pick up and use. I made this cowboy/minotaur after three or so hours of using Sculptris for the first time.


Lost a soulja at Fort Union, NM

broken wideangle
Had this lens for almost four years until the wind knocked over my tripod yesterday. I do take a lot of photos for reference material but I’m no photographer so it’s the only lens I have/had besides the kit lens. I’m definitely going to get a new one, you never miss what you are shooting with it.

Rotary Mobile (matchbook remix)

Re-composition of the Analog Rotary Mobile Phone I re-rendered last week I thought it needed some extra stuff laying around it.
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Chick-fil-A Speed Test

Chick-fil-A render

I wanted to see how long it would take me to model and texture something random. So I grabbed whatever I could snag on the desk to the left of me without looking. An unused Honey Mustard Sauce pack was what I happened to pick up. After 48 minutes I felt I had something that could pass as useful. My end result is far from perfect but very useful for a prop for a future project. The render here that you see took about 20 minutes I did not include that in my time because that is dependent on computer hardware.


Sword of Omens & Claw Shield

sword of omens and claw shield

Had some fun building this so I could acclimating myself to some of the new features of 501. You can find the WIP here.
Even with production sketches it was trickier than I thought it would be to model in 3D, I thought I would knock it out in less than a day.
Something kind of cool that I noticed while researching this subject is that the show had a heavy art nouveau style to it.
That was something I was completely unaware of as a youngster and It’s a style I really like as an adult.
So now I’m wondering if this show had an influence on that?

sword of omens and claw shield

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High Angle Photos of Fort Union NM

Fort Union1
Panoramic high angle photo of the Mechanics Corral area of Fort Union taken with an 18′ giant monopod.

fort union2
Panoramic photo at a normal angle of the same area.

You can find Fort Union north of Las Vegas NM off of I-25

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The Apple Orb: precognitive computing

The new paradigm of precognitive computing. Introducing “The Apple Orb”!
Goodbye keyboard, touch screen, and video display.
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Analog Notebook

Modeled a notebook that I do the majority of my sketches in. I then decided to play around with modo’s animation tools. Nothing exciting just a notebook spinning around. The top page is a current side project that’s in my current notebook. The concept on the notebook is inspired by an old SNL skit I watched recently.
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Syfy channel twitters my Sonic Disruptor

Thanks Syfy this can only enhance my geekiness, don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing?

And here is the disruptor in the hands sharpshooter Annie Oakley.