ARTWORK: Lunch time Speed sculpt

Hi folks,

Just a quick update on a recent speed sculpt - this started as a 10 minute warm-up sculpt where I just blocked out the face.  I decided to take it a bit further on my lunch break and worked on it for another 45 minutes or so. About an hour all in, no reference. Let me know what you think.


Cheers.
P.

DEMOREEL 2014

Hi folks,

I've just spent the last couple of weeks putting together two new versions of my DemoReel.  I have a private version for sending to clients/studios and has work on it that I cannot show publicly and I have a public version for all to see.  You will find links to both below and if you are interested in contacting me about work, drop me an email and I will send you the password for my Private reel.


Public Version

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Private Version



Thanks for watching.

-P.

TUTORIAL: Create your own LEGO mini-figure

Recently I was asked to create a tutorial for the lovely folks over at Creative Bloq.com, to tie in with the soon to be released LEGO movie.

You can view the tutorial at the link below:

How to model your own LEGO mini-figure

I had a lot of fun doing this so please let me know what you think, cheers.

P.

A Big Thank You to all my Viewers

Hi there folks,

After uploading my latest tutorial, I started getting emails of users liking via Vimeo and received  a few DM's through my Twitter thanking  me for it - and it got me thinking about how many views my tutorials have had since I started releasing them, either free via my blog or through the subscription based workshops released through Digital Tutors.

I'm not one for keeping a tally on these things as I get a kick out of sharing cool things about 3D more than anything else.   However, I did some sums this morning and in the 39 months I have been releasing tutorials - I have averaged approx. 20,000 views per month.

In light of that I really just wanted to express some gratitude to the thousands of people who have viewed my tutorials and found them helpful. I will keep releasing free hints and tips tutorials periodically between my professional work and I hope they continue to be as useful to people.

Cheers folks.


-P.

TUTORIAL: Setting up an IK Spline Spine in Maya



This is an update to a tutorial I created a few years ago, after some feedback from a friend I decided to focus on the common problems that arise when creating IK Splines.  Hopefully this answers those questions and is more useful than the old version.

Also this is available in full HD and the audio doesn't sound as though it was recorded underwater. :)


Cheers,
-P

TUTORIAL: Understanding ZTools & ZProjects

Hi there folks,

Here's another quick Zbrush tutorial aimed at the new or beginner user.  This time we take a brief look at the difference between Ztools and Zprojects and how to put them to best use.  Hopefully it's useful.


Understanding Ztools and ZProjects from Pat Imrie on Vimeo.

As always, questions, comments or queries are welcomed.

Cheers.
P.

TUTORIALS: Upgrading Old Tutorials

Hi there folks,

I have been planning to upgrade my older blog tutorials for sometime and I thought best to start with one that has been quite popular.  "Creating a Dust Impact Effect with Maya" which was uploaded over 2 years ago and was originally recorded as an FAQ for my students during my time at Dundee University.

Below is the newly updated tutorial, I re-recorded the tutorial almost verbatim at 1080p with far better audio compression and clean-up.

Creating a Dust Impact Effect using Maya Particles from Pat Imrie on Vimeo.

Also after some feedback from my latest Zbrush hint and tip tutorial, I upgraded it's quality to 1080p as well.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Cheers.
P.

TUTORIAL: Using Spotlight for Reference in Zbrush

Hi there folks,

It's been almost a year since I last uploaded a (non-time-lapse) tutorial to the blog and this has been due to being very busy with other commercial work.  I do however have a list of tutorials planned to work on in between current jobs.  So expect more hint and tips tutorials to appear in the future.

Using Spotlight for Reference in Zbrush from Pat Imrie on Vimeo.

For this tutorial I also updated the splash images and I've also been experimenting with compression methods for both audio and video so let me know if you see a noticeable change (good or bad) in either.  Comments and questions as usual are very much appreciated.

Cheers,
P.