Case Study – US Capitol Project

March.24.2011 · Posted By - Rex

Mini Documentary related to this Blog Entry.

In September of 2009 we worked on a federal government project, for a series of animations and mini-documentaries related to the US Capitol. These were to be used for various visitor education and information needs.

We were tasked with constructing 19 detailed buildings, and detail and landscape a large area of the capitol. We also had to construct a much larger area of city in a lower detail fashion, representing roughly a 2 mile by …

Ten Free or Cheap Utilities For a Small Studio

November.18.2010 · Posted By - Rex

As many of you know, or are overwhelmed with, starting a studio up is still very expensive, with hardware and software costs impacting in the tens of thousands of dollars – or more.  I just wanted to share with you some of the software tools we’ve used for the last 5 years at PerspectX – hoping to get any suggestions you might have and hopefully inform you of some you may not know about.

I’m not really even going to get …

Building Herman – Part 1

September.21.2010 · Posted By - Rex

About a month ago, I set out on a project to start building a character in my off hours – A cartoon character for a short I want to produce some day.  I just wanted to talk broadly about the methods that I used in Maya to get the character, ‘Herman’, to the point of UV unwrapping and texturing, which will be Part II.  Part III will be rigging.

Herman is a paranoid hermit of sorts. I drew the character reference …