Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gas Can

 For this assignment we had to model out an object and bring it into UDK editor. I chose the gas can cause it seemed pretty easy to do. Its just a cylinder with a bunch of small cylinders attached to it. I just wanted to make sure I did this project properly and learn the steps involved when making hard surface models for games.
This is my highpoly model...
…and this is my lowpoly model…

unwrap and texture...
….and……BAM…loaded onto UDK.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 
this post has got to be the least christmasy thing ever -_- 
its a gas can. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hobo Steve Walk Cycle

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First semester of school is DONE! I couldn't be happier. Schools been pretty hard and I'm not really happy with the work I've been pumping out.  Hopefully things will be better second semester. Theres just too much things to learn.

This was our animation assignment. We had to apply a CAT rig to our character mesh.
More to come!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

zBrush MODELS


My first attempt at zbrush.
So HARD to get hard surfaces. But so awesome to get wrinkles and organic shapes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hobo Steve


This is Steve. He thinks he's some sort of warrior in the mysterious land of Kanada.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Adventures of Seneca's Gaming Program Part 2


Texturing assignment.
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.
As for the other assignments................not so happy lol

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Lightbulb Eater

Game concept piece. Its about a man who eats lightbulbs to get electric powers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Adventures of Seneca's Gaming Program Part 1

These are 2 projects we had in the first 2 weeks of school.
The layout above was made using assets from the Unreal Tournament Editor. Its pretty fun! Its like playing Sims but with no restrictions. We had to basically construct a mechanical room using certain packages.
The "Afro-Man-Spider" was our first modeling assignment. We had to create a character using simple shapes. Mostly spheres and cyclinders.
I'll keep you guys posted! More tree-D projects coming soon!

Friday, August 19, 2011

A freakin 12-gauge, what do you think?

"They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?" Napoleon Dynamite

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

I decided to draw Andy Dufresne(Tim Robbins) and Red(Morgan Freeman) from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption".
Probably one of greatest films ever MADE! I love it. I've probably seen it 10 times.

Side Note: This is the scene when Andy gives Red a little present. Its a Harmonica.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Old Stuff

Haven't posted anything for a while so I thought I'd show you guys pictures that might not have been seen in my film. These images were meant to give the viewer a little history of my character. I tried to make them small enough for people to not notice after the first viewing.

I just love it when you watch an old movie and you pick up on things you didn't see the first time around. Its what makes a movie worth watching several times and it encourages audience participation.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anime Expo 2011!!!

Just came back from the Anime Expo which was held at the Staples Convention Centre in LA. I had tons of fun and made a lot of new friends. My booth was located at the very far back and my very westernized style of cartoons didn't really help with sales. -_-
The picture above is the booth I shared with my good friend Minh Nguyen. His prints were more of what the people were looking for.
Above are the 3 prints I sold at the convention. Out of the 3, my top seller was the Totoro piece which people thought looked really creepy and funny.

From now till the start of September I'll probably be working to improve my character designs. I'm also going to try and learn 3D software to prepare me for my studies at Seneca College. I'll keep you guys posted! =)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Online Portfolio Website

So school's finished and now I'm looking for work. I've spent the past month working on my portfolio website and applying to jobs.
I understand that its still early and that I've just graduated, but I still feel unprepared to work in this industry. Most of the job postings are for 3D artist and I've spent the past 4 years trying to become a better 2D artist. The program taught us 3D but that was only for a semester or two. They taught us the basics hoping that we would pick it up afterwards to learn the more difficult aspects on our own. I was one of the many that believed if we had a strong 2D portfolio, we could land a job in a 3D studio that would teach us how to use the software. The reality is a studio would much rather hire someone who knows the software.
So anyways, I've decided to take the gaming program at Seneca college! In the meantime, I'm looking for freelance positions to keep me busy over the summer.

Check out my new online portfolio!


Feel free to contact me at timchan.animation@gmail.com


Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Starry Night

Lots of Tim Hortons and sleepless nights went into this film. I'd do it all over again if I could. Maybe I will!!
Here it is friends!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I had making it!

Password to watch the film is "stars"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Done SCHOOL!!....now what?!

The last 4 years have been the greatest 4 years in my life! I'm going to miss everyone. The friends I've made in the past couple of years are some of the most talented and dedicated people I have ever met. I keep on dreaming for the day we all join together to make some kind of awesome studio. In the meantime, I hope for everyone to find a job and to just be happy.
FILM is almost finished!!! I just wanted to make it look pretty for the film festivals I'm planning to enter.
In the meantime....here are some of the layouts from my film.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Industry Day Promo


Here is my final character design and colour. We needed to have a character pose and a screenshot from our films for the upcoming industry day.
Only 4 weeks left!!! I hope I can finish on time!!!
I'm so tired -_-

Monday, January 24, 2011

Scene_017

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Last post for my film.
See you guys in 3 months!!!