The Cutting Room Floor

Here are a few elements that never saw the light of day from the past couple weeks.


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When It’s to Wet to Ride Bikes we Draw Bikes


These also doubled as a chance to test out and get familiar with the rad character animation plugin Rubber Hose



The working mans screen caps

As I work on stuff, I every time I have something that I like, I screen capture it. Just a single image, then most of the time I let myself forget the context and continue working at a fervent pace. Here’s some of those recent captures with maybe a little bit about them. If I remember.Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 10.15.11 PMStarting easy, this is from tonight. I’m a little nervous about tomorrow’s 3d work since it’s been a month or so since I’ve really used more than 2.5 dees. So my solution is to do style renders tonight so I can go in tomorrow and look like I know what I’m doing on the fly.

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 11.57.48 AMThe other day the store didn’t have pumpkin pie. So I drew my own.

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 5.51.03 PMPokemon fusion¬†understands me like nothing else. I’ve been adding backgrounds to these sprites in my fleeting spare moments. I’ll make a dump of just these soon as I have enough.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.17.01 PMWell this is just shameless self promotion. A reel leftover.

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 6.50.03 PMI don’t remember what this came from, but I’d bet dollars to doornails it was tracking.

IMG_1614This is a shitty selfie from playing bikes. I don’t actually think this belongs here.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 4.43.43 PMA warm up sketch from an illustration I got to do for a Discovery Channel show.

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.11.22 PMSide by side before and afters of a tele that I used. I redid some colors, and made the screen 1:1 instead of 4:3.

Wine LabelsSomething from an early round of ideas with a wine video. I think these may have gotten scrap or reinvented.

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.32.13 PMA still from another spare time project to figure out how to set up a physical render with GI and AO to have stable shadows. It’s gotten close, but so very far at the same time.

Tune in next time for rotoscoped graphics without the video layer!


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Playing with Ouroboros in After Effects!


Sunset Moonrise

I shot this on my old 30d the night before the 4th of July.


Sample Stills

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Heart Nodes


Tiny Cone


This was an experiment with doing macro time-lapse. (The pinecone is about the size of your thumbnail) I thought it would be interesting to have shadows move over the pinecone, but it turned out it was much more interesting just having it in the sun and watching it open up some. I will definitely be playing with this more.



Hair PillarsAt this point I think Magic Bullet works better for 3d stuff than it does for footage.
After a week of making things for other people, making something for myself is a nice change of pace. Even if it’s nothing really.



Shape Experiment FinishIt’s never the wrong time of night for doodling on the computer.