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Sonic Pinball Panic!

While talking with one of my friends who also enjoy’s playing Pinball machines, I brought up how odd it is that Nintendo’s Mario had not one, but two physical pinball machines during the golden 8-bit and 16-bit era of video games: … Continue reading

SPP_Render

Sonic Pinball Machine

As mentioned previously, I’ve been working on a Sonic The Hedgehog pinball machine designed to 90’s specifications. The original project goal was just to make some Blender Renders – as real as I could. Ultimately got sucked into making a complete … Continue reading

Shrimp Render

Cajun Shrimp

Continuing with my theme of food, after the burger render and the sushi render, I feel proud about what I believe is my best work yet: a Cajun/Creole Sea Food render. To challenge myself, I once again imagined the most … Continue reading

Burger Render

Burger & Fries

Like my Sushi project, I wanted to do another in my series of food renders. The subreddit r/blender has a monthly contest and while I was modeling this project, the current contest subject was photorealism. I figure the contest fit my food theme, … Continue reading

Sushi Render

Sushi

Sometimes I try to challenge my self and in this case I tried to imagine one of the more difficult things I could model and render in Blender. I came up with Sushi. Furthermore, I decided that modeling and rendering … Continue reading

One Tooth

One Tooth

After moving to Brooklyn from California I immediately started tuning into the graffiti scene. I found that the slap-game was a lot stronger than in Cali. I also found that artists in the city tended to be bombers more than … Continue reading

3D Printed Key

3D Printed Keys

Recently I’ve been learning about lock picking, both from my coworkers as well as a friend I met here in the city. I purchased a clear lock to practice picking: Several years ago I read the average digital camera’s resolution … Continue reading

DSO138

DSO138 Oscilloscope

I was browsing DX as usual when something interesting caught my eye: a DIY oscilloscope kit. Previously I considered buying a $140 digital oscilloscope, but decided to pass when I saw the device had poor reviews. I still wanted one, even if it was … Continue reading

3D Printed Catapult

3D Printed Catapult

My coworkers gave me the challenge of 3d printing something Medieval related. I decided to make a Catapult with the added challenge of making it really fire. I designed the catapult as a series of pieces that could be printed separately and … Continue reading

Antique Lock Render

Antique Lock Render

A few months ago I picked up this antique lock for a few bucks from my favorite flea market. I didn’t actually need a lock, but I loved it’s charm. After having it sit on my desk for a few … Continue reading

Lytro Camera Render

Lytro Camera

I’ve written about the Lytro Light-field camera I was given for Christmas previously, but this time I’m rendering it instead of reviewing it. Although the geometry for the camera and it’s box are pretty simple, I decided to render this … Continue reading

Mago 3D Print

Mago

Last time I posted about 3d modeling and printing Pig Pen and mentioned that Mago would be coming up next. As a reminder, here’s the painting of Pig Pen and Mago: About half the modeling was done in Blender, and … Continue reading

Pig Pen 3D Print

Pig Pen

Pig Pen is an artist holding down the graffiti scene for the South Bay. I first started noticing him all over when I did some dedicated creek-lurking, and train-track wandering days in San Jose. Pig Pen often posts artwork on … Continue reading

Maska 3D Print

Maska

Yup, another bay area graffiti 3D print. I’ll be hammering these out over the next few weeks, so get used to them! Maska paints a mask around town, sometimes a roller piece: Sometimes a trippy one: And one of my … Continue reading

Plantrees 3D Print

Plantrees

Continuing with my series of graffiti 3D prints, next up is Plantrees. For those that don’t know, he paints a tree! Of varying styles of course, sometimes it’s really complicated: Sometimes it’s really simple: And sometimes it’s juuuusst right (for … Continue reading

Wii U Render

Wii U

I recently picked up and reviewed a Wii U. Of course, I had to render it was well, continuing with the theme of the 3DS XL and the Nintendo 64! As usual, the model was made and rendered in Blender … Continue reading

Box Cutter Render

Box Cutter

I was looking at the interesting topology of the knife sitting on my table. I decided to see how well I could model it… Of course I used Blender and rendered in Cycles! For reference, here’s how the actual knife … Continue reading

Swampy

Swampy!

Swampy is an interesting character – both the art and the artist himself. Legend has it that he hops freight trains and paints his Swamp-Donkey character all around north and South America. In this interview he stated that he he … Continue reading

CCTV Action Figure

CCTV Action Figure

While I was working on the Oracle figurine I got inspired to make one for CCTV – another local graffiti artist. CCTV is an interesting artist, because his work has a very unique style for the graffiti world. He paints … Continue reading

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

I’ve been craving Nintendo a lot recently, playing a bunch of NES and Super NES on emulators (of course, using their real controllers). So after I modeled my 3DS XL, I thought I’d model my N64 which I had lying … Continue reading

Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

My Nintendo 3DS is one of my favorite consoles. I decided to do some more hard surface modeling and make a Nintendo 3DS XL. The pictures below represent the default Blue 3DS XL, but I made textures for many of … Continue reading

TI-89 Blender Render

TI-89 Classic

When I first got my Texas Instruments TI-89 I fell in love with the device. Of course, this was years ago before smartphones or tablets. Sure, PalmOS existed back then, but there was something special about the TI graphing calculators. … Continue reading

Diehard Flashlight Render

DieHard 41-6003 Render

Sometimes when I look around the room I noticed hard surface objects that I think would be fun to model and render, or quick to model and render. Seeing this flashlight on my desk I decided it would be both … Continue reading

Jerrys Place VR

Jerry’s Place VR

As I wrote about earlier, I recently got an Oculus Rift. Because the current version isn’t consumer-ready, it’s marketed as a developer prototype. As such, Oculus currently includes a 6 month free trial of the Unity game engine so developers can … Continue reading

Fast Food Render

Fast Food!

For this Render I decided to try an additional challenge. None of the textures in this scene are from image files! All the textures and bump maps (normal maps) are procedurally generated inside Blender! I had to come up with … Continue reading

Sir Rheele Render

Sir Rheele Render

On the popular social media site Reddit, the /r/blender subreddit has a themed contest every month. This is the first month I entered, as I liked it’s theme: surrealism. About 7 or 8 years ago I originally created this doodle … Continue reading

Garbage Pail Kids - Junkfood John - 3D Model & Render

Garbage Pail Kids: Junkfood John

Ashens is one of my favorite YouTube channels. The other day I was watching his review of Garbage Pail Kids, something I had seen around on the Internet and wanted to learn more about. He mentioned that there was a … Continue reading

Seinfelds Apartment

Seinfeld’s Apartment in 3D

As I wrote about earlier, I recently got an Oculus Rift. Because the current version isn’t consumer-ready, it’s marketed as a developer prototype. As such, Oculus currently includes a 6 month free trial of the Unity game engine so developers … Continue reading

Girafa Model

Girafa Model

Someday I would like to 3D model all of my favorite Graffiti characters that I’ve discovered around the Bay Area. Of course, I had to start with my favorite, and the one that brought me closer to the Graffiti game … Continue reading

Nabi Jr.

Nabi Jr

I modeled this Nabi Jr Android Tablet for my work. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the renders below. Check this … Continue reading

Samsung Smart Camera WB250F

Samsung Smart Camera WB250F

When I first started modeling for Google I was in awe of the cameras my coworkers were able to model. Before long I found myself assigned to model this Samsung Smart Camera WB250F. I was intimidated, but it was nowhere … Continue reading

Toshiba Encore Tablet

Toshiba Encore Tablet

I modeled this Toshiba Encore Tablet for my work at Google. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the renders below.

Samsung Gusto 2

Samsung Gusto 2

I modeled this Samsung Gusto 2 for my work at Google. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the renders below. Check … Continue reading

Nikon S33 Blue

Blue Nikon S33

I modeled this Blue Nikon S33 camera for my work. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the renders below. Check a … Continue reading

Vizio m471a2

Vizio m471a2 Monitor

Another monitor I modeled for my work at Google. This time a Vizio m471a2. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the … Continue reading

Nikon Cool Pix 3700 Silver

Silver Nikon Coolpix 3700

Another camera I modeled for my work at Google. This time a Nikon CoolPix 3700. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for … Continue reading

Asus 215

Asus 215

Another monitor I modeled for my work at Google. This time an Asus 215. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some materials for the … Continue reading

Another Benq Render

Another BenQ Render

I was asked to render another BenQ Monitor for my work at Google. This time a BenQ xl2411z. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in some … Continue reading

Benq Backlit LCD

BenQ RL2455HM

I was asked to render another Benq Monitor for my work at Google. This time a Benq RL2455HM. This model was originally intended to be displayed in an OpenGL live viewer. However, I took some time to throw-on and dial-in … Continue reading

Iconia Tab 8

Acer Iconia Tab 8

I was asked to render an Acer Iconia Tab 8 for my work at Google. It was a fairly simple model, and I think it came out pretty well. True to life. This model was originally intended to be displayed … Continue reading

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