The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. -Isaac Asimov

Aug 21, 2009

Back from black

After a very, very long day without power at home up until midnight, I'm back to duty -actually, back to hobby- updating the "Dark Office" project. It's been slow lately but I'm learning about rigging and animation, and it's harder than I thought, and I admit I'm just a little bit lazy. The room has received new equipment, some of it arrived today. Now it doesn't look so empty, but I still miss something and I don't know what it is (no, not a computer). Anyway, most of my focus is now on the main character, who I am proud (kinda) to present in this little tiny video I just made (Edit: I'm not happy with tinypic videos, so I'll just use YouTube):

I still haven't decided a name for the character, but I did decide that it's a "he". Any ideas? Actually, this little animation is just a test; rigging so far seems to be working nice, but it still needs some tweaking, mostly on the legs. Next step is that and making a "walk cycle" animation. The shirt is also a work in progress, but actually is a bad first try and probably I'll make a new one from scratch. Maybe some pants too :P But that all goes to the end of the list.

I just hope the power doesn't cut out again anytime soon. I need my computer for a whole lot of things. And my fridge too. It's hotter than ever outside (Update: 41ºC at 18:00. No kidding). I'll go for a cold drink now.

See you!

Aug 14, 2009

Dark Office

I have been working on this scene for some days now. Actually I made the basics weeks ago, but I've been improving and adding a bunch of new elements to it. It's not finished yet, and I'm planning to make a short animation with it, but I'm having trouble designing the main character (and probably the only character). I've been trying a lot of different models but can't find the inspiration to come up with a good one that I can use. If anyone want to share his/her ideas, I'll be right here!


Aug 8, 2009

Committe - Esperanza (Elek Remix)

An old remix I made for this song, a perfect excuse to play a little more with Sony Vegas Pro. A wallpaper and a bunch of effects so it doesn't look like the typical slideshow or still image video. Enjoy.

Aug 3, 2009

Elek Sunrise Session - Summer 2009

Hi everyone. Finally I was able to complete the new session; it's full of uplifting, happy house and dance tunes, some new, some old, but all of them catchy! For the YouTube preview I also made this 3D animation with Blender, it's not very complex but it's far more complex than any other animation I did before. The animation is composed of several different scenes that I rendered separately, so I could have more material to work with when editing. Then I put them all together with the music using Sony Vegas Pro (my first time using it). I hope you like it.

You can download the full audio session HERE.

And please stop by YouTube to watch the 11 min. preview. Comments welcome.

Full session tracklist:

01. Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Groovejet (If this ain't love)
02. DJ Luck vs. Bob Marley - Jammin' (Olav Basoski Remix)
03. Tom Novy - My House
04. Martin Solveig feat. Jay Sebag - Rejection (Ian Carey Remix)
05. Mario Ochoa - Habla con la Luna (Dr. Kucho Remix)
06. Stylus Robb feat. Mattias - Sensation Shot (Marcos Rodriguez Remix)
07. Armand Van Helden - My My My (Klaas Mix)
08. Rasmus Faber feat. Linda Sundblad - Everything is Alright (Richard Earnshaw Main Mix)
09. The Rah Band - No Way (Main Vocal Mix)
10. DJ Cam starring Anggun - Summer in Paris (Montilla's Dub Mix)
11. DJ Tekin - Sunrise in my Soul (Carlos Gallardo Disc Doctor Remix)
12. Joey Negro - Make a Move On Me
13. Delerium feat. Sarah Mclachlan - Silence 2009 (DafHouse Remix)
14. Wez Clarke - Someday
15. Michael Woods feat. Inaya Day - Natural High (Out of Office Full Vocal Mix)
16. Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)

Total length: 1:09:02

Some high quality renders of the animation: