Wednesday, 31 October 2007


Sponges, HARD and SOFT coral, fish skin,...what a surreal world of shapes and luminiscence!

But from artistic point of view I would prefer more to find some simulacres in a real world (similar textures), something that would make this magical world of irregular shapes and very haptic surfaces even more appealing and interesting for the eye. To create our own textures (hand drawn) would be even more interesting and fresh than just copy the real ones.

This is a macro photography of human skin (finger tip profile...seems very similar to brain coral texture).Brain coral has a labyrinth profile, feels rough and stony when you touch it, but it reflects lights as it is jelly on a surface..Transparent anemone.

A soft coral , ANEMONE surface, seems completely seethrough with brighter capilaras.


SEA GRASS textures.

Monday, 29 October 2007

The Mood and reference film material

Oceanic, one of most beautiful videos I have ever seen done by David Arkenstone's 'Myths and Legends.' Directed by Johnny Wilson. 3D art by Kerem Gogus

simple (not to do!) and nice title sequence.

An interesting piece of student underwater animation. I like the idea and the lips sync animation.

Maybe this isnt exactly connected with what we do, but it is the beautiful piece of animation, such a deep story told without words.

Interesting animation.

Vangelis, Cosmos. Animation of lights.
the animation of underwater environment and funny story.

Sunday, 28 October 2007


So far I modeled just few parts of environment and am still setting the mechanisms which are going to help us with animation within environment.

I modeled SHARK EGGS already. Its really hard to achieve transparency and glow at the same time.


The Ocean Village is in progress. It will functionate like a living organism. We are thinking to apply some artistic, different textures from those that are popular in common (not photos, but hand made ones).

Village in the beginning
Village in the middle of modeling.

Some concept sketches for the village.

I was also thinking how to set the MECHANISMS into the environment, so we could animate it.There are few possibilities:





House in the beginning

House in the middle of modeling

An example of surreal underwater 3D environment.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Vocational Studies Company Research

I checked on SKILLSET site:

There are some very useful links, about:

  • about the industry
  • Careers Advice
  • Training&Kvalifications
  • Fundings
  • Useful links,...
So if I check the last one: There is a link to industry organisations:

Pact is the UK trade association that represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies.

BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas.

Welsh Animation Group
Wag's aim is to bring together everybody working in animation in Wales and to build on the creative and economic successes of animation in Wales.

UK Screen Association
UK Screen is the trade body charged with representing the post-production and special effects sector at home and internationally.

Where can I advertise myself?

Therefore - its important for people to use websites like Festivusand Imagine Animation

was designed to unite professionals and students working in and around Animation to help them find work and collaborate on projects.

is the job website which will allow you to widen your search for work in UK Animation and beyond. Its a site where companies can post new job for keen graduates and freelancers.