Shrine: UV Unwrapping

This week I’ve been working on the least fun part of the 3D modeling, UV unwrapping. Thankfully Maya has a good set of tools to speed up the process slightly. Whoever developed the planar map tool at Autodesk has my deepest regards. SO MUCH TIME SAVED. Now obviously I’m nowhere near done yet, but IContinue reading “Shrine: UV Unwrapping”

Better Tools, Better Art

Great news! I am now the proud owner of an Intuos tablet! No more Bamboo Craft or buggy driver issues for me (hopefully)! With the Intuos drawing curved lines is much smoother, which I love. I’m also enjoying the heightened pressure sensitivity, because it was lacking in the Bamboo Craft. Now I can spend lessContinue reading “Better Tools, Better Art”

Concept Art: The Power of the Polygonal Select Tool

Sometimes the lack of technology opens new ways of doing things, as I’ve experienced lately. Unfortunately, my Wacom tablet of five years decided to give up the ghost, and now I’m researching my next drawing hardware acquisition. At the rate I’ve been going though, I may not need a tablet for awhile, and it’s largelyContinue reading “Concept Art: The Power of the Polygonal Select Tool”