Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hellllllo!!

I guess to be politically correct...Happy Holidays! Thesis is chugging along, actually we took a break from it for the Holiday Break. We got plenty of corrections to make but a plan of attack for the Spring Semester. Its shaping up, slowly...next semester we get into more texturing and rendering so Greg and I should be posted a lot more updates!! 4 more months....yikes.

In the meantime been working on some more personal stuff...heres one of my gifts for my parents. I orignally planned for it to be a Christmas gift last winter but that didnt really pan out so i revised it and added a spot for my Sister-in-Law. Cranked it out in a few nights, definitely going to try and do MORE stuff with color, its a challenge...

Anywho HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Marinos!!!!




~amarino

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Long Time

Its been way too long. Been busy though, thesis is killer! Its been very up and down, some days goo, most days...rough. Its definitely coming together, we have our final pass/fail crit in a WEEK. There is still plenty to do but in the midst of all this crazy work I have managed to build a website for my Portfolio class. Its still a bit under construction but it should be complete here in the next few days, actually it has to be or ill fail the class... but check it out!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blend Shape Fun

Just got done with our first big critique for this semester... We had our layout due and our blendshape test for our characters. Doing this short little animation made us both very excited about actually animating these guys for the rest of the film!

Enjoy....

video

-Amarino

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thesis Update

Been a long time since i updated...too long really. Greg and I have been working hardcore on getting the models of the characters and the cars ready to go. Everything is still in progress and will change to a certain degree but for the most part here they are. I was responsible for the male character and Greg was responsible for the female....WAA HOO!!


Here is a close up of his face...

And another full body shot...
And finally a link to a turnaround of the Knockout's Car...

video

If you want to check out my partners stuff click here

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Time

Wow...summer, for me at least, is almost over. Headed back to school soon, just finished up my internship at Big Huge Games. AWESOME! Those guys there are seriously awesome and super kool to work with. Seriously i never had so much fun doing work in my life. Nerf gun fights and 3D...what more can you ask for. Anyways, i havent been slacking on thesis either, at night been working as much as i can. So far im nearing completion on the Knockouts car, i dont have any renders just screen grabs. When textured it will look a bit more weathered and old, kinda like its been through quite a bit...





Next up...the Deconstructor, hopefulyl he will be done by the time classes start

~amarino

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First Thesis Idea

Here are some character designs for our first proposed thesis idea. Greg Peltz and I are collaborating on both of our thesis ideas, trying to do a joint thesis. Double the man power, double the fun. The idea is a women who is trying to break up with her Monster boyfriend (Leonard) when he finds out there is actually another man....monster....(Vinny)


Greg Peltz is responsible for the design of Courtney...our leading lady


This is my design of Leonard, and some color studies. He is the boyfriend...

Also, my design of Vinny. Courtney's new hot "fling."

~amarino

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sketchbook Stuff


Its been kinda busy lately....actually super busy. Heres some sketchbook doodlesssssss...

good times...

~amarino

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BlendShape Faces

Just me farting around with the blendshapes...time to buckle down and start animating!!Viva la Indiana Jones!

~Amarino

Thursday, February 7, 2008

CG Me!

Its been really crazy lately...i havent posted anything in ahwile. Good news is i have been drawing more, i have to scan it in and once Im done with that i will start posting it. Hopefully i can catch up, little behind...in the meantime here is my LipSync Character. The CG version of me. I want to stay true to some of the drawings...

~amarino

Friday, January 18, 2008

Indiana Jones!

May 22... all that i ask is that i live to May 22....after that i can die a happy man.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

First of 2008

Back at school and the work load beings again. Prepro...aka the end of my life, has begun. Im excited and intimidated. In the mean time i am also working on a model of myself for CA. Heres the head, its suppose to be a charicature of me, ill update when im totally done...hopefully i can get some more drawing done too....

~Amarino