VFX Magazine did a little article on the making of Ghosthunters that I was lucky enough to be part of over in Dublin, Ireland. http://vfxmagazine.com/portfolio/ghosthunters/
Having spent several years with my Makerbot replicator 2 3Dprinter I decided to look into technologies with higher print resolution and after nearly going for a B9 creator (projector based 3Dprinting) I settled on the new Form 2 from Form Labs. Mine arrived in December but sadly it arrived with a broken front panel. Form labs don’t use serial number for their machine but had this awesome little naming convention. My damages machine was called...
This week has been so busy training in both Northern Ireland and Dublin. We have been training in the republic for several years now with Image Ireland so travelling to Dublin is part of the working week. However, when it comes to Northern Ireland we haven’t managed to find a suitable partner to help us set up and run the full range of ZBrush courses that we can offer. That’s where Giant training come in. Giant have...
UPDATE Sunday 15th November 2015 First examples of rusting an Iron/Resin cast from a 3DPrinted ‘Fawn’. This one is a failed print but has taught me so much. The process so far is 1. Sculpt in ZBrush as always. 2. Decimate to about 250k 3. 3DPrint on a Makerbot Replicator 2. 3. Clean and prepare/sand the print. Use XTC 3D if there is extreme banding. 4. Mould as two part (larger pieces) or single block Pink Silicone Moulds 5. Cast using a...
Do you need Pixologics ZBrush in your school, college or academy? With over 15 years experience in teaching ZBrush we offer a wide range of services for Schools, academies and universities in the UK and Europe. So there is a real need to add digital sculpting into your syllabus and you’ve bought a few ZBrush licences for your facility and then you try and learn it from online videos. It’s hard right? The videos don’t...
Happy Halloween week everyone! I wanted to share my latest 3-D print which is called ‘Woodruff the tree Ent struggling with his woodworm’. I’ve wanted to make this character for quite some time now but it only happened this last week or so as my Makerbot Rep2 has been in for repair and refurb. I initially sketched him in my Moleskin with a bic biro (which is my go to sketching setup) and he has been crying out to be sculpted for ages...
SO Halloween is fast approaching and this year I wanted to make something special. I decided to create a Frankensteinesque character with Pumpkin related issues. If Dr. Frankenstein had run out of body parts and had to use Pumpkins for parts of the head this would be the result. This is a comparison of the final 3DPrint output and one of the early concepts. Here’s a little WIP gallery showing progress...
A mid October 3DPrinting project. I’m finally getting some good results from the Makerbot Replicator 2. I’ve just had it refurbished with new drive belts, all missing caps and covers replaced and a little bit of electric work. Even though I’m waiting for the new From 2 to arrive I decided to see what I could do with this machine and I’m really enjoying the results i’m getting. The banding is still an issue although with...
I was lucky enough to work as lead modeller on a kids feature called Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails. The post production was all completed at Egg Post Production in Dublin, Ireland. This is the English speaking trailer released this August for a September release here in the UK. http://southerngfx.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Ghosthunters-On-Icy-Trails-2015-Movie-Trailer-HD-Official-from-YouTube.mp4 [Show as...
CLIENT: Ardmore Studios
DATE: July-September 2014
ROLE: Art department Digital Sculptor.
PROJECT: Penny Dreadful Season 2 IMDB
DETAILS: Art department
CLIENT: Egg Post production
DATE: May-July 2014
ROLE: VFX Creative Director
PROJECT: Film. Legend of Longwood IMDB
DETAILS: Lead a team to create a 1m40s animation of the Legend. Illustrated Parchment style. Provided all illustrations to be composted in to the book. Created the animation. Supported the Director on VFX dailies.
CLIENT: BSkyB, SKY Sports.
DATE: January-July 2014
ROLE: CG Artist.
PROJECT: Under NDA.
DETAILS: Heading into my 5th year working with BSKYB on SKY Sports related contracts.
With the end of 2015 fast approaching we have added the last of our ZBrush courses to the Training page. If you’ve always wanted to jump into ZBrush feet first then give us a call and discuss your current skill level and we can advise where best to get your training.
The new Dublin based course is now open for registration. Image Ireland are hosting a 1 week intensive ZBrush course aimed at the people completely new to ZBrush and taught from the ground up with ZBrush 4R7. In 2016 we will be offering ZBrush training in Northern Ireland in conjunction with Giant Training
As a Wacom Evangelist Glen presents to universities and at events across the UK and Europe. Feel free to call for a chat about where we can help you with your 3D/Sculpting needs.Learn More