Friday, May 24, 2013

3DS Max Animated Logo

3dsMaxHowTos taught me how to create recreate the "ECG" company logo and animation that the tutor saw on a movie preview.

This logo model was created from scratch using the 3ds Max 2012 software. First the letters were created on 5x5 grids with touching edges to create a box of a 3 letters for the sides. The letters were then extruded and the edges chamfered to create the 3d box. An outer boxed walls of 2 sides and a floor were used as a background. Lights were added on the 3 letters and shadows were chosen to project onto the floor and 2 walls. A camera was added to target the inside of the model and the camera was moved to show the entire creation.

The movements of the camera were animated and the walls and logo model were mapped to tin foil and metal.The final rendered output shows a small few second animation of the camera zooming from the inside to the outside of the logo model to show the entire logo and the letters as shadows on the walls and floor.

3DS Max Tank model animation

3DS Max Tank model animation.
3dsMaxHowTos has some awesome tutorials which can be followed. I use these videos to learn about animations and modeling. I enjoy making videos, but I also enjoy artwork on my computer. So it is often fun to do both at the same time! Check out this tank model. I did not create the model myself. I used the tutorial to create treads from the images provided and I opened the pre-made tank model on my system. The animation shows the tank treads rolling in opposite directions as if to turn around. I may add a camera before uploading the video, and animate the moving camera along with the tank treads moving along the path.

The tutorial taught me how to duplicate one small tread image to create the entire tread around the tank wheels. I also learned how to use a dummy and move the dummy along the path which helped with the animation.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Propellerhead Reason- Hip Hop Dance Original
Propellerhead Reason- Hip Hop Dance Original (Draft and not quite complete).

This is a dark, dirty, bassy, heavy one! Reminds me of the type of stuff I used to write in my head during Reading class in Elementary school.

Free to DL.


No samples used here. Instruments and Combinators created and automated by Grace Ncube.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Best Advice EVER...

Have focus, have discipline, and be present-

... crashing in exhaustion of the entire day and dreading in exhaustion the near future,
...constant traffic, constant concentration outward, incessantly rushing about, constantly checking the time. Breathe. Gasp, rather.

As Ben toured and experienced the unfamiliar culture around him, he soon realized that the people he was surrounded with dedicated their lives to those around them:

FEEDING the poor
HEALING the sick
CLOTHING the naked
BEING available

Curious to find out where they all got their energy, and interested in their lifestyle, Ben asked a  resident villager,

"If you had any advice for me, what would it be?"

The Past Becomes the Future

Do we truly learn from out mistakes? The past can sometimes dictate a person's future.

Opposite gender friendships containing un-communicated or mis-communicated signals and thoughts seemed to have ruined some past friendships, even if the friendships were strong and long lasting.

Nitta Vallens (PsyD, LMFT) conducted live interviews with callers who discussed some confusions they had experienced with opposite gender friends. What were the boundaries? Were they both on the same page? Was their communication honest or did they let things go on too long in the wrong direction?

Their past became their future...

"Breathe" by Grace Ncube

A short story, "Breathe" by Grace Ncube

Synopsis: Fiction. This is a story about people.

(My apologies! No cover art. I actually feel bad about that one)!

Free Download of edited short HERE

My Website for more writings, videos, and art work
YouTube Channel for videos and footage

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SIGGRAPH 2013!!! Hallelujah!

I am in love with Siggraph  ^___^

Church: Genesis 7 Year Anniversary (GGCC)

Church is a gathering of people that come together to worship our creator. We sing and cry and dance (or lightly sway) and pray. YUP! worship is still the same today as it has been since humans began to realize that we are not here on Earth for no reason. Technology captures those moments and helps us to share glimpses with those who could not be there in real time. Remembering the good times may be hard, but photos and videos can help us to recall those forgotten moments. ENJOY!

Quiet Hour Ministries Mission Conference: Selah Video Clip

Selah performed at the Quiet Hour Ministries Mission Conference. The conferences covered trips and experiences of missionaries through video and stories. Pastor Jose Rojas brought the word of truth. Go! Do it! Serve, help, heal, teach, and be the hands and feet of love in homes and communities locally and worldwide.

Unfortunately I did not get the chance to attend the entire meeting.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Propellerhead Reason 5 and Record 1.5: "Because of Your Love" Phil Wickham Cover

Enjoy my COVER of "Because of Your Love" by Phil Wickham created in Propellerhead Reason 5.


Check out Phil Wickham's original version of "Because of Your Love."

Hardware: Ibanez RG Series electric guitar, Fender acoustic/ electric guitar, Monster Cable, 1/4' to 1/8" adapter for laptop mic, laptop mic, ASUS G73sw.

Software: Record 1.5, Reason 5, Audacity.