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About Colin

  • Birthday 09/17/1985

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    Kent/Herts Uni
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    Photoshop, 3D, gaming & drawing mostly.
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    Poor Student


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    Wii, DS. Standard!
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    Well Tetris has been defined as the perfect game, but Zelda: OOT just pips it.
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  1. Sorry for the slow reply, been abroad for the past week or so on a much needed break. Thanks for the kind words both of you. I'm still aiming for a game art related position, but if I can show a few examples of nice renders (ie, a car render) in the portfolio to interest arch viz and CG companies then that's more potential possibilities for a job. Re-viewing this work that I've not seen for a few weeks makes me notice all the things I wasn't at all happy with.
  2. Decided I'm finished with this model for now. Ended up correcting a few little issues I had with the front of the vehicle, and made the decision to just leave a faint silhouette of the interior through the glass after speaking to a friend. I'm not 100% happy with the indicator on the side of the vehicle, and if I were to go back I'd put some sort of transparency map for the glass instead of it being all one depth. The render and lighting could also use some work. Rendering in Vray with a HDRI instead of MR (which it currently is) might be something I'd like to look into if I went back to it...but I'm done for now. Progress and moving onto something else.
  3. I was there quite early on. But from what I can remember for at least some of the time I was under the username Rappy_Cubed (a reference to PSO) and possibly also ilsa_nadir (TimeSplitters 2) as some point.
  4. Cheers, still got a fair bit to be getting on with though. I already have those DVD's, yes. I don't think I'll go anywhere near the scale they attempt in them though, but I'll most likely give the HP one a quick skim-through before starting that project as a sculpting refresh. Something more like this hopefully. http://www.medicinal-waste.co.uk/chillalex/fountain.htm I know of that kid and his work as well, he's a year or two below me when I was on my Uni course. His work is very good, and an ideal measurement of what it takes to land a junior position these days. Well done to him I admit.
  5. Did you both apply for that character position at OutSo then at the same time? Still in at TT then? Or working some other job in the area? (think I may of misunderstood your post, ha) And yes, took my site down the other week. Going to try and just reboot my online site with totally fresh new content leading up to the summer, then start applying again. That's my timescale anyway. New content is going to work out like this hopefully:- Car Model FPS weapon (high poly + bake etc) A new Modular Apartment Building (I know I had one before, but upon reflection it's not good enough to land a job) Sculpted Statue or Water Fountain asset Anyway, car model progress is here below. Still got a lot to add and tidy up (wing-mirror, window rubber edges, etc) and also model a medium interior (which I've just started over the last couple of days).
  6. He's all about the Lego games. I'm sure he doesn't mind me sharing. :wink: Ash told me he's recently moved on from TT as well by the way. Hope it's all going well up there man. Myself, 3d wise? Along with keeping a job that ticks me over money wise unrelated to all this, I've been working on things here and there... but I've only really kicked back into it since the New Year. Currently working on a car model for my portfolio, hopefully I'll be able to chuck a render up on here in a week or two if I keep working at it. Hope you're all doing well by the well.
  7. I agree that it is still a great film, but for me it didn't pull any emotional strings like the best films do. It felt like nearly 'documentary' territory in parts. The stand out thing about The Social Network for me was the editing...it was pure class in that department. Soundtrack also needs a mention I suppose.
  8. I'd go as far to say that the film being based around ballet is of so little relevance to this film. The film is a psychological thriller, that is its genre and its premise...not ballet. For me this is the best film of the past 12 months (or of those in the Oscar running). It should win best picture for me, but with how Facebook has been the 'in thing' for the last year for media outlets, Time Magazine etc etc to report on then unfortunately it's a foregone conclusion as to what will scoop that award. Please go see this film though. I can't recommend it enough to people. I find it difficult to choose my favourite Aronofsky film, or to put them in any order. Hmmmm, maybe Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain and Black Swan are my top 3 films of his. Couldn't pick a no.1 though.
  9. Bluey - Just to say I've received your email, but I've not had the time to sit down and write a constructive reply with my thoughts, but will get back to you soonish. So cheers.
  10. Amazing April Fool. Props to whoever came up with this.
  11. Sent you a PM bluey, sorry couldn't get it to you at the weekend.....was a little busy. Cheers.
  12. Many thanks. I'll collate some stuff either this evening or tomorrow and I'll PM you with some more information. Thanks again, and for offering this opportunity.
  13. I believe the updates are being done on what network you are associated with. University networks are most likely to be first considering the way facebook started out. Hating the new layout though. On the the last update it took time, but I could always see its change there was for the better. Really struggling with this one..........and I'm going to say it's a good thing, as I'm less likely to spend my time on there now and can actually do something productive instead.
  14. I may be interested Bluey if it's at all possible. Just in need of a logo for my name/description of what I do, and a way to brand my portfolio which is in my sig. I requested this off a friend recently but he's let me down, and I've had to ask more than two three times.........so I've given up. Again, it's just a logo for my name which I can then brand the top banner with, and then also add to images of my work in the corner. Sent me a PM whenever you're ready to take it on (no rush really) and I'll try and get examples of the sort of thing I'm after sent to you. I might be vague, but it just needs to look smart in a presentation sort of way.
  15. Just had a little play around in PS to see if I could replicate it. Only thing I can say to check is the 'shape dynamics' which you have set on the brushes........and there check that the size jitter is at 0%. Is this the same brush btw, and you've just increased the size, or is it a different brush. I'm guessing a different one though. Just leaving the spacing at 25% for these brushes is standard (the soft fading out at edges brush), so again I say check the jitter settings. I also have smoothing ticked for those brushes as default as well. Btw, is that CS4?....looks pretty nice interface wise (still using CS2 here).
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