Monday, February 24, 2014

"New" site

Haven't given my blog much love lately cause I upgraded to a big boy site :). Check it out here

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WD Molten Metal

This is a molten metal effect I worked on recently. I started with a plane and then built a shader that causeed it to ripple. I then painted a few layers of textures to get the look I liked. After that I created a distortion effect to give the appearance of heat waves. I also created a flow map in Maya and then used that to get the steam looking the way I wanted it to. Lastly I made a fluid actor so that when an actor falls into the pit the metal would ripple.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Auto Jiggle Tool

This is a tool I made with Python for Maya. It adds automatic overlapping action to objects attached to other objects. Such as objects on a backpack. I used a combination of gravity fields, rigid body dynamics, and pin constraints to get the desired effect.

Monday, July 15, 2013

WD Effects Take 4

Some effects I did recently. I started with these effects in Maya initially and then brought them into UDK. For the maya part I used fluid effects, render them out, and then set textures in After Effects. After that I sent it to UDK.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WD Effects Take 3

These are just some more effects I did in UDK. Most of these effects share the same technique. I pretty much spawn in a mesh and apply a shader to it. I then tween the opacity with a pattern I have specified to get the desired effect. These all share a material instance so I can change out the attributes on the fly.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Warp Derby dynamically spawned decals

This is a video of dynamically spawning decals I made in unreal script. I'm doing this to spawn tread marks for our tires.

Warp Derby dynamically spawned tread marks explanation

This is an explanation of how I dynamically spawned decals in UDK.