April 2017

Daily Artwork Month

2017-05-02T18:00:33+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Practice|

I haven't had enough time to work on my 3D skills as much as I wanted, lately. Thus I have decided to challenge myself to upload daily artworks for one month, starting tomorrow. The goal is not necessarily to create daily renders with complex scenes, because I would not be able to keep up with my schedule. It is rather supposed to be a chance for me to learn new techniques or combine old ones in a way I have not tried yet.

June 2016

May 2016

Easy Rotoscope Animation

2017-03-22T14:44:47+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Drawing, Practice, Video|

Rotoscoping is a technique of creating hand drawn animations, which is used to get a charming handmade look and achieve very fluid and realistic movement at the same time, especially for organic animation like of human figures. It is also an easy technique to start creating hand drawn animations for inexperienced people, of which I am one.

Basic Human Figure Drawing

2016-12-23T15:57:40+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Drawing, Practice, University|

Recently in my illustration class we learned how to start out when you want to learn to drawn a basic human figure. I will not get into advanced techniques right now, mainly because I am a beginner myself, but I wanted to share with you the way we are currently taught to learn how to get the basic human figure proportions right, which is the foundation for getting more advanced later.

Disadvantages of Virtual Reality

2017-01-14T00:42:52+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Technology|

With its technology advancing continuously, what are the biggest disadvantages of virtual reality? It is obvious, that virtual reality is a strong trend in modern technology and that it's development is going to bring us some advantages in the areas of gaming, but also interactive media in general. It can be more immersive than any other screen device and it will be able to generate the most intense gaming experiences. But you all probably know that, which is why I don't want to write about its advantages, but rather about possible or probable disadvantages of virtual reality. I have to say that I am by far not an expert on this field, but I still think that my thoughts may prove valid.

Words in Motion: Rhythm Animation WIP

2017-03-22T14:50:37+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Typography, Video|

Hello there! I am currently working on the next video of the Words in Motion series: "Rhythm". The concept for this one is the typography, broken into a lot of pieces, floating in space. The pieces are reacting to different sounds the music is made of: When the sound gets louder, the affected pieces will scale up and rotate into position. This way, the word will be best readable, when the music comes to it's climax.

April 2016

Blender Quick Tip: Loop Cut

2017-01-09T07:42:13+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Practice, Quick Tip|

Here's a quick tip, for all the blender beginners out there: In the edit mode in blender, the shortcut [CTRL][L] (both, on windows and mac) creates a loop cut between too edges of an object. Alternatively, if you are not into shortcuts, you can also find this tool via Object->Loop Cut or by pressing the spacebar and typing in "loop cut" (this is a way of searching through more or less all available functions of blender). Before finally placing it by clicking or pressing [ENTER], you can slide the loop cut around to position it the way you want.