Mexicans Are Stealing Our Jobs!!!

This image was for our class magazine, themed "Truth and Lies." I chose to do this piece based on the immigration laws and their justification.

Tao Fly Through

Here is a video of the fly through of my 3D environment...

Tao in 3D

Our final for Maya was to take an image from a magazine, and create the image in 3D, as close to the image as possible. The image I chose was from an article about the nightclub TAO, inside the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. I was able to get pretty close, but it was such a massive project that there are a lot of things missing.

Ball Bounce in 3D!!!

Our midterm for Intro to Maya last semester was a soccer ball bounce. The project was designed to give beginners a taste of animating in Maya. I thought that the project turned out well, but with a project like this, there are an infinite amount of tweaks that can be done. I know it has issues, but just like my helmet, it's going to have to wait to be completed.

Object Modeling in 3D

Last semester I decided to retake beginning 3D, as I did not feel confident enough to move to the next level. One of our first assignments was to model an object of our choice. I chose my old high school football helmet. It was the first time I have done texture mapping and laying out UVs. I have to say that the project was painstakingly difficult when it came to laying out UVs. After the dust has settled, I am glad I know how to do it, and I was happy with how it turned out. The project is not done by any means, it will just be added to the long list of projects waiting to be completed someday...

The Phone Call

For my visual development class back in Spring 07, our final was an excerpt from a short story from a Russian author. In a nutshell, the story is about a Soviet diplomat who has learned that the Soviets are going to be given plans for the atomic bomb by spies in the US. He is going to attempt to warn the US by calling the US embassy in Moscow from a confidential location, where his identity will be kept a secret. He decides to call from a pay phone in a Moscow Metro station. He knows that all calls into the embassy are being tapped, but must hurry before his location is traced. The story ends when the one of the Soviets tracing the call trips on the cord, thus ending the phone call.
Complicated, I know, but interesting nonetheless. This scene shows our Soviet diplomat entering the Metro station to make the dreadful phone call. I have some more pieces from the story, but I felt that this was the strongest and most post-worthy. Cheers!

The Happiest Place On Earth!

This summer I was able to take some time off and go down to Disneyland and Disney California, as a mini-vacation. It was nice to be surrounded by the same world that has inspired me to pursue a career in animation. Here are some pics from the trip.

Best letter of the alphabet...

My Heroes!


It may look like a piece of cloth, but if you look closely, you will see that it is actually the anatomy of the human figure! Ha!

Some Short and Long Poses

These were done a while ago, and some reside in my current portfolio...not sure if that is a good or bad thing...

Im Back!

If there is anyone out there who actually reads this blog besides me, then you will be delighted to know that I have vowed to continue posting work as I did for about a solid week or so almost year ago! what can I say? Things get crazy, especially with school, girlfriend, family, and two jobs (at one point...)!!! Anyways, i plan on posting the work that has been absent from this blog for a while, so the next several posts will be catching up and showing what has been keeping me busy over the past year!