Author Archives: Ryan

Beginnings of Chase

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The former-CEO of Naughty Dog Studios is a professor at USC now, and he just did the voice over for our animation! AGH!

He was an incredibly nice guy- an awesome actor- and totally game to do anything to help out. We were talking about what we were looking for in the voice over and he was shooting back questions about the time period, the region of England and class of the character, and then was adjusting his voice accordingly. We ended up on something he described as a Demented Attenborough.

Better than we ever could have hoped for.

Anyway- 2 weeks left in the semester and a months left of work to do. Right now starts a 72 hour animat-a-thon

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2012 Friendsgiving Mega-post

Took some days off that I couldn’t afford- but it was woooorth it. Friendsgiving in Santa Barbara with sweet sweet buddies.

There are a LOT of photos from that weekend. BUT- I’m just gonna try and post stuff that’s vaguely art related.

Goleta was beautiful. The ocean was always covered in a thick layer of fog- it was surreal. We saw it from the mountains and it completely obscured the water like a blanket.

We found this dead Pelican and I made a 3D model of it by taking pictures with my phone. WITH MY PHOOONE.

Make sure to press 3D view to check it out:

There was also an adorable cat that I sketched a few times:

And LASTLY – here is a low-poly displacement map I exported from maya. I bring this up because it sounds impressive, and also because I’m kind of interested in this weird medallion thing. I’ve gotta figure out why.

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more coloring and some homework


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Back from Colorado


Back to work.

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