Level Assembly and Lighting

General / 09 March 2023

Maya and Unreal this month lighting with Sky Atmosphere, Directional Light.  Substance Designer for Materials. WIP.



Week 3 Models for MCR

General / 26 January 2023

Reference provided in class. Modeled in Maya by Kyle Horne 2023.

Full Sail University Model Creation Class First 2 weeks Jan 2023

General / 16 January 2023

Hi, it's been a long time since I made anything so I am retaking Model Creating Course from Full Sail University this month. Here are the first 2 weeks of work.

Back to School Again Again

General / 01 September 2022

So decided to audit another course Shading and Lighting for Full Sail Online. learning Arnold Render inside of Maya, Scene and composition provided just changed a few settings for the first assignment. 34 min render on a AMD FX-8350


General / 04 October 2021

My images look like an early AI seeing a blurred view of the world.

Did 2/3 days so far, just practicing out loud, Setting up the workspace, messing with tools. Essentially spilling the paint.


Gaming Inspiration

General / 15 September 2021

It has been an off-year for me artistically. I have done a contract but did not finish another one, due to the lack of payment for the hours worked. I started up Guildwars2 again and realized why this series is my favorite of all time. It'ts the exploration of the maps and zones and the immersive nature of the games. Probably why I chose environment art.  Why I went to school 13 years ago, was to create these worlds and not just experience them.

ArenaNet, Vigil, Games, Bungie, Bioware, Epic, and other developers to name a few were some true inspirations of mine, where I wanted to just exist in those 3D worlds. Having the fundamental basis of knowledge of 3D and a degree is nice, but the practice of treating work like an MMO upgrading and leveling up, getting new gear (Hardware) grinding work for gold, etc there a lot of parallels to the real world. 

Who knows what the future will bring, I love the fall season, Happy Inktober!


General / 05 March 2021

Well, We are almost a quarter done with the year at the end of this month.  A lot of family, homeownership stuff has been the focus of my time lately. I have also played too many games while testing cloud gaming on Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and GeForce Now.  What that made me think of is a cloud-based platform for game development. I know this stuff exists for rendering, but I want to be able to make material in substance and levels in Unreal without breaking the bank to upgrade to the latest hardware.  

 I just heard of Incredibuild https://www.incredibuild.com/ unsure what is out there to enable cheap people like me to use high power GPU and CPU in the cloud to make games.  Update * just heard of Shadow https://shadow.tech/

Got a Home!

General / 05 December 2020

Alright now have internet and PC setup minus some monitors and drawing tablet I'm almost ready to make some 3D again.

Home Hiatus

General / 04 October 2020

I've had to put a pause on 3D due to a Home Search,  I plan to take more classes next year in 2021 once everything is settled. 4 Classes with Full Sail Online as a post-grad auditing courses. Come on 2021 be a good year for all of us please!

Parthenon - Pillar

General / 10 May 2020

WIP* Modeling a Pillar in Maya and Zbrush. So far have the undamaged version mainly done minus the smoothing errors on the top part of the cylinders.


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