Next Update

Due to my busy schedule I'm going to have to but updates on hold again. I'm hoping to get something up by this summer. Thanks.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mara Model - work in progress update

Here is a new updated picture of my progress on the Mara Statue from the Hall of Promise scene. I've been able to polish it more since my last posting however I still need to add texture and bump maps for the smaller details. My day job has been kicking my ass lately, so it's been hard for me to devote time to this project. I'm hoping to get a textured version of Mara with all the Bump mapped details done for the next posting. I do have all the blueprints scanned in now and I've started blocking out the various rooms in the Attraction. The next posting will be in September,with plenty of screen shots from my progress on the attraction.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mara Model - work in progress

I'm working on the 3D model of the Mara Idol and I still have a lot of polishing and adjusting to do. It's getting there but there are still some issues I need to fix. I'll post some more screen shots soon.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jeep YouTube video

I've posted this Turnaround of the Jeep on . I still need to get some more photo reference to finish some of the details. Once I've completed the rest of the texturing I will post some High resolution screen shots. It's coming along nicely, now I'm going to focus on the 3D model of the Mara Statue in the Hall of Promise scene.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Update: Jeep Model

I'm really close to finishing the Jeep. I wanted to post the textured version, but there are still a few issues I want to deal with before I post some screen shots. I realized as I was texturing the jeep that I don't have enough photo reference to get all the details right. So I'm most likely going to make some adjustments once I have a chance to go back to the park and take more pictures. If you happen to have really good pictures of the Jeeps or anything else on the ride feel free to send them to me. You can never have too much photo reference when working on something like this.

I should have the textured version posted this week along with a YouTube video.

Track Layout

My plan with this project is to build my 3D version of the attraction from the actual blueprints used for the real ride. I've been working off the blueprints I have to make sure I get the scale and measurements correct. It's taking awhile, but once this is done I will have a much easier time modeling all the interior scenes. Now I'd like to tell you this project will be done by the time the new movie comes out, or by this summer. Realistically, this will take me a year or more to finish completely. There just isn't enough time in the day for me to focus on this project on top of my Job and everything else in life. I do plan to get at least one finished piece in every month. This might be a cool snake pillar, some props, or a whole room. It will vary from month to month depending on my schedule. I am dedicated to finishing this because I really want to be able to go through the final result.

So here are some screen shots to show you how I'm starting off with the track layout.

First I scan in the blueprints

Then I trace the track layout with a polygon tool to make 3D geometry which I can later texture with photo reference from the ride.

I will be building each part of the Attraction using this method and post my work in progress screen shots on this blog the first day of every month from now on.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

1995 Promotional video

I found this on YouTube. It's a promotional video for the Attraction released when the ride opened in 1995.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'm about 80 percent done modeling the Jeep ride vehicle and I'm starting to make some progress on the track layout. Next posting I'll have the Jeep finalized and textured, have some screen shots of the Mara statue, and some work in progress shots of the track layout. This should all be up on the blog here by the end of April.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Indy 4 release poster

Here it is the New Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull release poster in all its glory.
I'm behind schedule for my official launch of this blog. I'm planning on posting the first screen shots of the Jeep ride vehicle and the Statue of Mara by the end of March. That should give me enough time to get them done. The track layout is coming along well I'll post some shots and talk more about that next posting.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Trailer is out finally for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I've posted it below.
I'm working on a 3D model of one of the Jeep vehicles for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye right now. I'm hoping to have it done or at least finished enough to post here by the end of the month. After that I will be on a monthly posting schedule for new content as I model more of the attraction.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

This looks really cool, I'm a big fan of the Star Wars Lego games.