domingo, 24 de enero de 2010

Creature Concept Sketches "Cintiq"

Normally, I prefer to start a creature model by speed modelling technique because it is a creative process that fits better to my "3D way of work".I know, I know,yeees, it is essential a previous sketches to start, but I feel more confortable with 3D and clay(sculpey¡¡) for concepts that growth inside my sick 3Dmind.I felt guilty of having a wonderful tablet monitor, and dont use for a 2D concept drawing issues.A long looong time ago... I was a strict defender of traditional art,pencil, airbrush techniques...I hated computers (yes,seems impossible¡¡¡) but at now, I feel that is necessary for me to enjoy drawing (digital,traditional no matter at all, just draw¡¡¡)
When I finish the model in Maya,I will post new images as soon as possible.

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

Jewellery Design II: Ruby-Gold-Beetle-Bee.

My new jewellery design, inspiring in insects, a mixture between a beetle and a bee.The model was made in 3dsmax 2010, and the process for wax 3dprinting and casting in gold was made by a New York company on the Fifth Avenue.Perfect work guys¡¡¡thanks for your flawless work. The ruby came from Africa,its a cool translucent red stone(I prefer a Burma ruby"pigeons blood",next time..)
The box was made by hand,trying to evoque "old ancient lost civilization" an mixing styles.The material for modelling was Super Sculptey(thanks pigmalion) the bronze effect is a "patina" with different paints :black matte for base, old gold, and patina green antique.Applying all with a brush.
The hands images with rusted jewel you can notice a "little stairs" beacuse the piece was without polishing

viernes, 10 de julio de 2009

viernes, 19 de junio de 2009


The rajasaurus Animation test. remember,this is not a final shot¡¡¡¡.

Manuel Rico Demo Reel 2009(3D generalist & Compositor) from octanees on Vimeo.

domingo, 14 de junio de 2009

National Geographic "Rajasaurus test"

I Developed all process of this crazy test shot and this take me only two weeks. Modeling and unwrapping,sculpting with mudbox,texturing,lighting and simulate the environment wit a "gobo"for the shadow trees.The rigging is pretty easy with no more controls,and 27 morph targets for subtle details like breathing,blinking,ect.
For the animation test im trying to show the rajasaurus in in their wild environment,in a natural action.The matte painting is a photo located on internet and retouched.For rendering I used Vray and the render passes was around 13 layers (difusse,spec,z,velocity,occ,ect)For compositing, my favourite software for compositing:Combustion,adding all the passes, and making a color grade correction.The final Shot was added a good audio effects,developed by my friend David,thank you David¡¡¡

miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2008

Estrela do Brasil

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This is my last project "Estrela do Brasil". I developed all the process of the spot:Storyboard & concept art, 3dmodelling, texturing, lighting and compositing. All done in a Insane month.....