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How to expose a fraud. I have to wonder if James Randy ever wanted to do this just to save of time. 
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The first half of this is great info for any artist, regardless of discipline.
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See, i'm not crazy lol! This is exactly what I was talking about in my previous post. Now we just need to get past the idea of having everything on or projected from a screen. 
 
Bye bye ugly 3D glasses?
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Scaled down version of the book cover I've been working on. Started off as being a painting, but I moved it to zbrush. The final image is small, around 600x900. Four concepts where shown to the author, this was what he chose and I went from there.  This will be a self published book by the author. I believe the goal is to produce three books total. Once I have the ok, I'll post the final version. There may yet be changes.
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I'm working on what may be the last 2D project i'll do for a long time. It's for a  book cover. After I finish this project i'm going to go full time back into Zbrush. My belief is that this(3D) is the next step of art and communication. 
The tools are, in my opinion crude. Anytime an artist has to fumble or spend large amounts of time to use a tool there is a break down somewhere in the process. Zbrush is great for what it does, but it does have flaws when it comes to learning and just jumping in and creating.
I can remember when softimage was competing heavily with what was then alias wavefront. They both use similar slogans of "with complexity comes great power."  Now that I look back on this, I can only say...what bullshit that was.  There were times when I wanted to do what should be a simple task, yet it required advanced knowledge of scripting or the use "half assed" addon packages.  
It seems that most software developers have learned from that and now keep the complexity beneath the surface where it can be utilized if needed, while the other commonly used tools and utilities stay visible and are easy to manipulate without too much complexity.
Anyone remember Kai Power Tools? When Kai Krause developed those tools he thought of how an artist would view the work space and how that work space would react to the artist. In some cases, he had versions of his software that would "open up" as you used it. Meaning that the more you used it the more advanced the options became to you. Simply removing the complexity until you were ready for it. Of course you could toggle this off and on. Le'ts not forget about Poser and Bryce.
The point being, more consideration should be put into the human interaction of software, or in this case, the artistic interaction of software. 
If we do not kill off all of humanity in the next 40 years we will see advances in communication and art that we only thought possible in sci-fi books or films. Expect to see more holographic interaction where we usually see 2D such as Television, computing, and entertainment. This of course can not be done with out the creation or recording of three dimensional objects and space.
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Ah! I don't do much "fun" stuff in maya when I know I'll be working mudbox... I just get a base mesh and then uv it then I'm on to the fun... But zbrush can be fun from the start. Enjoy your training and fun!! Make sure to post your projects here so I can see how they turn out!!!
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  • Tusculum College
    Visiting Professor of Fine Arts and Digital media, present
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    2013
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Professor of Fine Arts and Digital Media
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Currently teaching and building a new digital media program for a private college in TN,
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Former Marine (ground pounder), Survived College to earn Bachelors and Masters degree. Survived some time in the Game development industry.
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    MFA, Drawing
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