Matt Jones | Multimedia Specialist

Category: 3D Animation

  • Rigging and Animating a Frog

    Rigging and Animating a Frog

    Have you ever finished a project? Well, yeah. Trust me, I was fully anticipating an essentially non-stop flow of updates regarding Light Quest, but unfortunately, that project has slowed down a little bit. Just because we’re so far “ahead” with it, there’s no budget for it because we’re working on it outside the fiscal year.…

  • The Museum: Update 1

    The Museum: Update 1

    The first update of who knows how many… Super excited to start a new project!

  • 3D Cursor In Blender

    3D Cursor In Blender

    Using the 3D Cursor in Blender Intro Hey guys, what’s going on! In this video, we’re going to take a look at how to use the 3D cursor in Blender. The 3D cursor is, if you take everything and delete it, it is this little circle here in the center. That is the red and…

  • Retopology Series: Part 1

    Retopology Series: Part 1

    What is Retopology? Simply put, retopology is essentially the process of taking a 3D model with a high poly count and reducing the number of polygons to the smallest number possible to still retain the original shape. If that sounds confusing, don’t worry, retopology is basically the process of simplifying. I’ve included an article that…

  • [VIDEO] Layout Control in Blender 2.8

    [VIDEO] Layout Control in Blender 2.8

    Layout Control in Blender 2.8 Let’s take a look at some concepts that will help you gain a better understanding of layout control in Blender 2.8. In this video, we’ll cover: Every single window type in detail Creating and deleting custom tabs Creating custom themes and loading from the theme preset library Saving your custom…

  • Desire: Making of

    Desire: Making of

    Behind The Scenes of Desire Welcome to a behind the scenes look at Desire, a short video project created to tell a story using only macro shots. Preproduction A month or so ago, I was tasked with a brand new challenge: Make a video about sex… for a church… that’s not a joke, or takes…

  • [VIDEO] “Never Forgotten” Full Animation

    [VIDEO] “Never Forgotten” Full Animation

    Well… I guess it’s time. I’ve been working on this animation for longer than I care to admit, but I’m definitely ready to release this thing into the wild, take my lessons and move on. And when I say ‘lessons’… I mean LOTS of lessons. And I’m so glad I tackled this project the way…

  • [VIDEO] Procedural Texture Mapping

    [VIDEO] Procedural Texture Mapping

    The Problem I’ve got a procedural texture that I’m happy with. It’s been fine for still renders. But when I animate the object, the texture slides around. I figured the obvious solution would be to bake down the procedural texture into a regular UV image map(s) like diffuse, specular, AO, roughness, etc. But when I…

  • [VIDEO] “Never Forgotten” Series Teaser 2019

    [VIDEO] “Never Forgotten” Series Teaser 2019

    Still working on a handful of shots right now, but here’s what I have so far. I learned a TON of new stuff with this project and had a blast!

  • Particle Systems And Rigid Bodies

    Particle Systems And Rigid Bodies

    Update on the “Never Forgotten” series animation! I’ve since shifted from the desert sands and dunes into a more abstract ‘title sequence’ type vibe. For this section, I’m using particle systems and smoke simulations 100 percent of the time. Starting to get some of the shots back from the render machine, and they’re looking pretty…