Filmmaking File Structure

Project management for filmmaking. Not as sexy as blowing up that building in a huge explosion using particles, fluids, dynamics and shatter simulations, eh? Nonetheless, it still needs to be done. I’m currently spending as much time as I can spare on my own film project. I’m not really ready to go public yet with…

Screenshot of file and folder structure for filmmaking
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ZBrush Retopology and Adaptive Skin Holes

I ran into a weird problem today when I was creating a new topology for a character in ZBrush. I had roughly blocked out a sculpt, the image to the right, from a ZSphere armature to get the proportions and overall shapes for the character I was working on in place. I came to the…

Illustrates holes in the adaptive skin
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I’ll see if I can further streamline my cloud based rendering setup for LightWave 3D using Screamernet on cheap Amazon EC2 instances. Current mission is to try to bring local folders into the mix, which would save time on keeping plugins often updated current. I’m considering making a tutorial on how I’ve setup my LightWave 3D cloud renderer when my daily amount of time stops shrinking.

Smoking Guy with a Hat

Here is a collection of images from a character sculpting session I had tonight. All images are screengrabs of the ZBrush canvas with some post processing done in Photoshop. I sculpted this guy from a bunch of ZSpheres without a determined destination. I didn’t use any references this time but let the character design come…

Smoking guy with a hat
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The ZBrush Sculpting Experiment is Over!

After having sculpted heads in ZBrush for about 24 hours my project “I am Johan’s Sculpted Doodles” have reached the end. It did yield some interesting results though to analyze.

Comparisation of two head sculptures
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Sculpt in the Night

Here’s a quick and rough ZBrush sketch I made late, very late, last night just before hitting the sack.

Head sculpt with contrast
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Lucky Thirteen

This was another hour of doodling where I had pure fun and did not really want it to end when the alarm went off. Maybe it’s time…

Head sculpture with beard and beanie
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Storyboard & Shotplan Templates for iPad

Storyboard and Shotplan Templates for filmmaking using iPad with Penultimate.

Shotplan Template for iPad PenUltimate
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Flooding with Number 10

I am not going to flood my own journal with these doodles, but I had some real fun with this one, I even broke my own rule and gave it a few more minutes than I’m allowed to.

Johan's Sculpted Doodles #10
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Getting Things Done

If you’re a productivity junkie like me you might find this post interesting, unless you mind me rambling a bit about GTD:ing my life. And a new, but it’s old, image posted as well…

The Inkeeper
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