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David Hixon
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Animator, Lighter, Photographer, and Digital Artist
Animator, Lighter, Photographer, and Digital Artist

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New Year, New Goals
Hey everyone! So it is a new year, 2016!  Happy New Year!  I wanted to start off this year with a new direction and goals.  A friend of mine set for himself last year of making a 3D model every week, and for the most part he succeeded.  I would like to set ...
New Year, New Goals
New Year, New Goals
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New update to my blog!
Bleach short
Bleach short
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Bleach short
It has been a little quiet here, but for good reason.  Lately I've been busy not only with my own work, but also with background acting (aka an extra) for several films and tv shows, as well as working on texturing and lighting background elements for a pil...
Bleach short
Bleach short
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WIP and updates, 10/3
So there are a few things I wanted to talk about briefly.  One, I have been doing a lot of background extra acting work and meeting lots of interesting people.  One of them suggest I look into the Air Force or the Air Force Reserves as a way of making some ...
WIP and updates, 10/3
WIP and updates, 10/3
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WIP 9/30
Well all the rough textures are in place except for the powder, which still needs geo as well.  It shouldn't take too long, and a lot of it will be bump mapped.  Speaking of bump maps, I still haven't figured out why I can't get the Renderman textures to sh...
WIP 9/30
WIP 9/30
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WIP 9/29 - Bump
Here's the latest with the rendering today.  The background in supposed to have a bump on it, procedurally generated with a grid texture node, but for some reason nothing shows up.  I haven't figured it out yet and it is bugging me.  I have tried all sorts ...
WIP 9/29 - Bump
WIP 9/29 - Bump
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Materials in Progress... WIP 9/27
Here is where I am with the first step in the materials: rough blocked in materials.  Again, no lights, unrefined textures, no dirt or grime or imperfections yet.  Just putting something basic in place so I can start the process of putting things together. ...
Materials in Progress... WIP 9/27
Materials in Progress... WIP 9/27
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More learning
Again, not much to show yet... but I finished some tutorials and I'll be starting the texturing next.  I have a few blocked in materials.  My goal is to put in blocked materials, then go back and refine each one to look at realistic as possible, then go bac...
More learning
More learning
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Nor much to report today, except I've been doing tutorials for Renderman materials.  Good stuff!  It'll take getting used to with some of the different parameters/attributes, such as presence.  Well at least here is a small section I was briefly experimenti...
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Tutorials abound
Update for tonight isn't as exciting as I'd like it to be.  Had Maya crash and lost a bunch of work I did.  Oops.  Should have saved.  But I decided that most of what I was doing was flailing around in the dark with Renderman.  While that sort of technique ...
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