Saturday, February 04, 2012
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Here is an unfinished page from a little introductory comic for an app I'm designing. I put my RoboTroll animated short on hold for a bit to shift focus. I plan to start it back up after I get some other things out of my system. I thought it would be fun to try developing some iPhone\iPad apps. So far it's been a nice challenge to learn some of the technical things and I'm excited to see how it goes.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I did like the look of the 3 metatarsals on the old setup, but the new setup will function the way I need it to and I still like it. The combined metatarsus has the same curvature as the split metatarsals but isn't really visible from this angle.
|Old hinge joint ankle on left - new socket ankle on right.|
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I really don't like those posts where people say, "Sorry I haven't posted in a while", but since this is called "Nate's Plate" I will say I've had some other stuff on my plate like a new baby (very tasty), selling and finding a house, getting a new basement finished, and busy times at work (still).
But I am happy to start back up on this project. Here I've started to model the major forms for the RoboTroll. I'm mostly happy with it, but it still needs some detail work and I'd like to rough him up quite a bit. I haven't decided on the rendering style yet so I won't take the surfacing/texturing too far until I figure that out.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, September 10, 2010
Things have been busy trying to sell our house and find another. I thought I'd post some more old stuff. I wrote and did rough illustrations for a kid's book a while ago and submitted it to publishers. I've been thinking of updating it, finishing the illustrations and just posting it online. Below is the first stanza - which may explain why I didn't hear much back from publishers. :)
Meet Sandy, a kid who had tons of fun stuff
So much that his room wasn’t quite big enough
He had mountains of games, and a million fun things
Like dinosaurs, robots, and shiny machines
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Found this old sketch somewhere, not even sure when I did it, or who it is, but they look comfortable. :)
Things are moving frustratingly slow on the Heavy Toll short. Sometimes it's overwhelming to think of the amount of work I need to do, but I guess it's good to figure out what I do and don't like to do as much. Maybe when I'm an old(er) man I'll finally figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Our deluxe model, the n8-a04 is packed with features to get you up and running in no time. With our flexible partial-construction operating option, you can build in stages and still get the coin you deserve. Lure travelers in with the illusion of an uninhabited bridge, while your RoboTroll hangs out of sight with folding legs and Strongrip hands (and/or hooks)! But still get a full picture of the situation with your RoboTroll’s telescoping neck and ClearCam Eye. Surprise them before they can escape with your RoboTroll’s spring-step quick moves and clearly demand your due with the built in ReelToll Meter. Shakedown the cheapskates with a fully articulated hand that can grab travelers of any size. And best of all, control your RoboTroll from a safe distance with the reinforced data & control cable bundle.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
A color script is tool to plan the tone and emotional flow for a film at a glance. For some more info and an example of a masterful color script by Lou Romano for Pixar's UP, check this out: