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3D Submarine Project, Vue Xstream

3D Submarine Project, Vue Xstream

Working on this underwater animated 3D sequence of a submarine hunt scene. Created with Vue Xstream and rendered in Vue. Testing the fluid dynamics and caustics plus camera tracking. There will be an explosion scene when the underwater mine detonates on impact with the sub. [...]

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Cinematic Rendering Tip ~ 3DS Max

Cinematic Rendering Tip ~ 3DS Max

Here is a tip on saving time when rendering 3D scenes for animation. What I usually do is to render my scene with as few lights as possible, limiting to 1 key light and one fill light, this cuts back on the amount of raytracing [...]

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Journey to Denver, Ugandan Convention

Journey to Denver, Ugandan Convention

Sunday, September the 4th: This was by far the best day because I got to listen to Isaiah Katumwa’s saxophone artistry. He is such a talented musician, I am so glad he is a Ugandan. It was great to meet other artists like Bobi Wine, [...]

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Tamron 18-270 Lens Review, Great Addition

Tamron 18-270 Lens Review, Great Addition
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This is one lens that I highly recommend to anyone who needs a hi-breed option that shoots both wide angle and close photos. I was pleasantly surprised when I purchased the Tamron 18-270 super zoom lens. I needed something to get me close to the action at [...]

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Galiwango Film Update ~ Hair & Mocap

Galiwango Film Update ~ Hair & Mocap

Here is an update from the “Galiwango, Obulamu Bw’ekisodde” Film Production diary. I finally achieved a hair solution that looks nice on the mountain gorilla characters. Here is a scene of the jungle setting with one of the mountain gorilla characters, using Motion Capture Data [...]

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3D Nature Composition ~ Stag Beetle

3D Nature Composition ~ Stag Beetle

This is a composition I created using Vue xStream as a light and nature study. The scene was rendered in Vue and post edited in Adobe After Effects and photoshop.     Here is a wireframe of the nature scene in the 3D environment. The [...]

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Product Demonstration Video, 3D Car

Product Demonstration Video, 3D Car

Animated Car rendered in 3DS Max, using a Custom X-Ray multi material for the textures of the vehicle. This animation was rendered using the Native Scanline renderer in 3DS Max. Here are some still renders from the Animation:

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Ambient Occlusion in 3DS Max, Mix Map

Ambient Occlusion in 3DS Max, Mix Map

This is a test I rendered in 3DS Max using FinalRender (I also did a test with Mental Ray) with no lights in the scene, using an Ambient Occlusion Map as a mix map for the textures of this race car from Daz3d. I also [...]

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Flip through Galiwango Comic Book 1#

Flip through Galiwango Comic Book 1#

Dear friends, here is a sample of the Galiwango Comic book for you to preview before purchasing. Kindly support this wildlife conservation effort by purchasing a copy of the “Kasobeza” Comic book. For every copy ordered, I donate $5 dollars to the Dr. Dian Fossey [...]

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3D Render and Animation Tests

3D Render and Animation Tests

Here is a recent animation I did in 3DS Max, rendered using Final Render. I am still working on the composition. The scene will eventually have some Characters and and a military convoy ~ the story line is that of a recovery mission in an [...]

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Visiting Kigali, Presenting Galiwango Film

Visiting Kigali, Presenting Galiwango Film

Last year I traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, for the first time to present the Galiwango film to the Rwandese Wildlife and Conservation team, the IGCP and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Secretariat. The meetings were awesome and I met women and men who are totally dedicated [...]