Friday, April 27, 2012

Facial blend shapes image guide


Hello fellow :)

These days I was trying to catalog some facial shapes to don't forget cartoon basic facial shapes during blend shapes sculpting process or facial bones setup. I've created this image with some of the shapes that I consider important.


Click here to see this image in hi-res.

In this attempt, my goal was to have a guide to help me, but I decided to share this to get feedback and suggestions. Feel free to send me a message about this document, I'll be very glad :).


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My old colored pencils :)



These days I've tried something little bit different, but very nice to do. I resuscitated my old colored pencils and this brought me a brand new inspiration!

This caricature above was second place at the weekly contest Caricaturama Showdown 3000. Was a great and inspiring surprise the positive feedback that I received.

Besides that, the great cartoonist Jal (José Alberto Lovetro) invited me, with a lot of fantastic artists that I admire, to participate of a nice tribute to the unique writter, journalist and cartoonist Millôr Fernandes.



Now I love my colored pencils again :).

I hope you enjoy, thank you for passing here! :D


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Select poligons with more than 4 sides in maya.

When you are modeling organic objects in Maya, maybe you will desire to select, among hundreds of polygon faces, the faces that have more or less than four sides. You can easily do this operation using the "Cleanup..." command under the menu mesh >> Cleanup... . Using this command you can select or directly change faces based in some parameters.

To select faces with more than four sides you can check the option "Select matching polygons" under "Cleanup Effect" and check "Faces with more than 4 sides" under "Fix by Tesselation" .




















To select faces with less than four sides you can check the option "Select matching polygons" under "Cleanup Effect" and check "4-sided faces" under "Fix by Tesselation" . This will select all 4-sided faces and you can invert your selection doing a lasso selection around the entire object with "shift" key pressed.




















Well, I hope this help someone :)

Cheers!

Friday, April 13, 2012

JK Simmons at 2dArtist Magazine :)



I'm very proud that april 2dArtist Magazine (issue 76) will bring my JK Simmons caricature at gallery section. Soon I will write a making of for this piece and will be published there too :)