Artblog of William Gibbons. I'm a storyboard artist/animator living in LA
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18th April 2014

Question with 86 notes

parkuspanda asked: Hey! On your 3D Paveline, did you follow any tutorials, mainly on the texturing/lighting process? I'm currently working in Maya for some modeling projects that were assigned in my classes, but I LOVE this final look. It reminds me of The Wind Waker! I know there's obviously going to be a different process as we're working in different programs, but seeing the breakdown would be awesome. Wireframes, unwrapped textures, etc. If you'd be willing to post that kind of stuff, I'd really appreciate it!

Hey!! I’d be happy to share some resources. 

These were the main tutorials I used:

Building the model: 

http://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-a-low-poly-ninja-game-character-using-blender-part-1—cg-16132

Texturing: 

http://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-a-low-poly-ninja-game-character-using-blender-part-2—cg-16133

Character rigging:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGvalWG8HBU

I also googled a LOT of small things as they came up when I messed up or the tutorial overlooked something. And I took a lot of notes for shortcuts on sticky notes as I went through the tutorials.

As for the lighting it was very trial and error.. I looked up a lot of tutorials but they didn’t seem to work how I wanted. The main problem I had on though is that when I turned on the toon shader, I didn’t have “smooth shading” on, because I wanted to preserve the polygons. But the problem there is that the light catches on all the different angles and doesn’t smooth out so it ends up looking like a paperdoll instead of simple two tone shading.

I also had ambient occlusion on, which wasn’t working out. So I turned that off, turned on smooth shading, used the toon diffuse lighting in the materials tab, turned off spectrals also in materials and set up one orangish point of light and one hemi lamp.

I don’t know if that makes sense.. i didn’t think i’d be able to get it to work but somehow it came out pretty ok.

Hope this helps!! All this stuff is in blender but I imagine maya works similarly. In a few days maybe I’ll post some of the wire frames and texture stuff.

18th April 2014

Photoset with 400 notes

The past week I’ve been feverishly trying to learn 3D. I don’t know why but suddenly it just occurred to me that I’d like to give it a shot and make a game someday.

The thought got me really excited, and I spent three days doing nothing else but try to make this model and learn how it works. 

It’s not perfect, there’s some stuff with the rig I’d like to fix and some of the texturing. Maybe clean up some of the geometry too, but I’d like to move on from it and try out some other models and environments.

This came out way higher poly than I intended, so next I think I’ll try limiting myself even further. I could hardly sleep all week, I kept thinking of stuff I wanted to try and make, as well as story/concept ideas.

Oh yeah and I used Blender.

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13th April 2014

Photo with 228 notes

Something quick I made for a flier

Something quick I made for a flier

Tagged: my artflierwhy is she looking at that tree?I don't knowperspective.. don't worry about it!tiny buildings

9th April 2014

Audio post reblogged from AKIRA FLIP!!!!!!!! with 58 notes

akiraflip:

I covered the Kaiba theme song for a compilation some friends and I are making!!!

This is the first recording I ever made to have a bass guitar.

I made a cover !!

Tagged: music

1st April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Heating Rooms Everywhere with 90 notes

theheaterishot:

Both my sisters, who are completely unrelated to each other, have their birthdays one day apart. I sent out a package to both with cute toys and shit and these little paper dolls. I drew each of them doing their favorite activity in Animal Crossing with two of their favorite villagers. Ashwara helped me by painting them!

I think they came out cute. Finishing up LbaMM print in time for my car to break down and ruin my lifeeeee.

i painted these B’)

30th March 2014

Photoset with 376 notes

Some sketches from today and last night!! Some of the outfits i referenced from a fashion magazine

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29th March 2014

Photo with 128 notes

I was going to draw in the Lucky Star style for fun but then i didn’t and drew this instead

I was going to draw in the Lucky Star style for fun but then i didn’t and drew this instead

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23rd March 2014

Photo with 190 notes

I painted this for Vi who is printing a couple volumes of her comic Led by a Mad Man!!!!!!

I painted this for Vi who is printing a couple volumes of her comic Led by a Mad Man!!!!!!

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22nd March 2014

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i started playing minecraft recently ;’)))))))))

i started playing minecraft recently ;’)))))))))

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16th March 2014

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i haven’t read Naruto since the time skip like 8 years ago but I’ll never forget Rock Lee………….

i haven’t read Naruto since the time skip like 8 years ago but I’ll never forget Rock Lee………….

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