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Thomas Blair
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I would like to say to everyone I have met here that I truly enjoyed working with all of you, and I hope you all find your way to whatever goals you have. I have decided to drop my next mod, and figure things out. I am not quiting, or giving up, I will continue to learn using Mr Liles videos. Depending on how the Finances are affected I will hopefully be dropping out and pursuing my goals without schooling. I will still be posting my stuff for everyone and will keep you in my contacts, maybe when I get myself set up and start my first project some of you can work with me and hopefully put something out. Again I wish you all luck. Thomas Blair Jr

I have decided that I will turn in at the very least the last thing I was working on. I have absolutely no drive when it comes to this class. I came into this class a straight A student, and I was a hard charger. I was excited, and I really jumped all into it rite away. I have nothing to show. I have nothing to put up here for a picture as I have gotten less impressive after being in this class. I look back at the stuff I was making and I cannot even remember how I must have been feeling to produce such beautiful work. This class was a joke. I am going to just go ahead and throw that out there. If there was a way for me to get my money back I surely would. This class was less organized then the students who came to It in order to learn. How sad is that?
 I have received 2 zeros in this class for projects that I put a lot of work into but they are for some reason unable to be viewed. Any suggestions from the teacher? nope. I expect I will receive a response next week as usual. Problem is this class ends tomorrow night.
How many thousands of dollars do us students put into this school? I don't even know what to say. I am usually a very positive person. I look forward to helping people when they are having trouble so for me to feel like this is something that I really have nothing to compare it too. As of rite now I have been sitting in front of this computer for countless hours, days, weeks, and as of today I am absolutely incapable of making anything. I have no drive what so ever. I m literally blank inside when it comes to creative energy. Look at my work from the past weeks of this class, and tell me how that is possible. I blame this program and the instructor. I am finally saying what is on my mind.
I really don't care at this point how that causes me to be viewed. I will take this class again and hopefully it will be a different experience or I will be contacting the BBB to see if there is any way to get my money back. I mean to pay over $13000 dollars for tuition and then find out that I learned more online by myself then anything that was handed to me by this school is an insult to my intelligence. At this point it is only because I do not know the full contractual agreement that I am even bothering to put myself through any more of this. I will turn something in tomorrow, I doubt it will be finished, I am imagining that it probably wont be able to be viewed, or loaded, or crash the instructors machine anyway so why am I bothering. I hope that somebody reports this class to the upper echelon as I have. Good luck of all of you. Hope you all are not as disgruntled as I am, I would hate to think that this could end up pushing people away from a dream.

This class has frustrated me so badly that I have absolutely no drive anymore. I cant even get into modeling anything. Everything I start I cant finish. This class was a total waist of my money and my time. I have literally nothing for the final. I cant get my self going. I have been in front of this computer all night, and for the last week with nothing to show for it. I cant even begin to understand how I went from doing more than was needed to this. This class was a rip off. I want to quit so badly that I cant even begin to explain. I was so driven when the class started and from the constant lack of involvement from the instructor, to the absolute lack of anything working I have just snapped and cant bounce back.

I am already late turning in my project and I have him rigged but cant figure out how to get him to animate. His limbs stretch every time I try to move them.

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This Guy is surely taking a while to model. Unfortunately he is not going to look as ominous as I would like because it would take a very long time to detail him the way I would like. I guess he will end up being more of a cartoony demon rabbit. Wonder how hard it will be to texture him and animate him. Wish me luck.
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2016-04-16
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This is my idea so far for my animation. I think I got a little to in to being detailed on this one. Oh well that is what I do. I want something I can put on a demo real that really shows my abilities, and skills. I call him the demon Rabbit. So far I am shooting from the hip. I had to do a lot of redo on this guy a few times already. I had to wipe his body out twice and start from scratch. That's why I am so far behind rite now.
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I decided to do the brain vat because I wanted to work with transparency, and was not interested in modeling wings. I felt that it went really well and very smooth, the only issue I ran into was the trying to learn how to make the mist on the outside of the glass, and I also was unable to find a way to do the bubbles before I had to hand in the assignment. I looked all over but all I could find was animated bubbles, and that was not what I was looking for. Although looking back I think maybe that would have been the way to go if this was for a game, as the model wouldn't have to move during the game but the bubbles would have been moving. Any way, this is what I ended up with. I think I would get a job based on my modeling ability. But I am no professional or expert so I guess there is really no way to know. As you can see I did it in two different styles so that the customer could pick which one they liked best. I prefer the one on the right myself.
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2016-04-11
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Ok I have been working on this for a few days, and here is what I have so far. I couldn't find textures that were exactly the same as the assignment so I improvised. The texturing is the hardest part so far on this project. Still need to model the brain and figure out how to create the sweating effect on the glass, and apply some planes with bubbles in there too. Also need to make the wires and some other things as well.
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This project is a whole different level of tricky. The transparency, and shading settings are insanely hard to reproduce like in the picture. I like what I see so far I guess we will just have to see how it all turns out. Again I have to say that Blender is a great tool, and a joy to use.
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Ok so I went ahead and looked into a video from next weeks lesson. Not sure why this video was not part of this week cause man it really helped. I decided to mess with my scale texture again, and I was able to add a normal to it which it turns out is very easy. Hope you like it. I think it is absolutely incredible how real the scales look, and that they appear to be raised.
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