Friday, August 6, 2010

Mudbox work and other high rez fun

Dinosaurus Rex - A quick project done in Mudbox and 3DSMAX for a game developer. I got him done in 3 days!

Here is a another 3DSMAX Mudbox project I did for a developer. It is a game intended for children, thus the bright colors.

...And Deceiver. The Unreal 3 Powered game that never was. Had fun working on it though.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

I got the Love Lost ending, like many people did. I found the game deep in its story design. Especially on its commentary on marriage. Did you notice how when Harry was "home" that he was greeted with pits, monotonous staircases, hallways, and room loops? This is the endless cycle of the modern human relationship put in the context of a game level.

In general, the game was filled with symbols calling out Sigmund Freud's work.

The Dahlia character represents Cheryl's sub-conscious sexual feelings toward her father.

Most people seek and model their partners after their parents on a sub-conscious level, thus Cheryl's 'avatar' Dahlia lusts Harry and claims him as her husband.

In one of the final cutscenes of the game, Dahlia states "I am the lady of your life... Your salvation and your curse." She is not referring to a soul mate or marital connection. She is telling him that she is his daughter... the one true lady of any father's life. A connection to the future and the burden of the present.

Thus when Dahlia makes love to Harry on the boat to the Lighthouse, it is an incestuous consummation of sorts, but is really just how Cheryl models her sexual encounters with men in general. Booze and easy times...

Lisa, Cybil, and Michelle are obvious references to Sigmund Freud's psychological models and are thus the avatars of Cheryl's Id, Ego, and Super-Ego.

Lisa is the ID as she is the 'self-medicating' professional. Her role is to provide to Cheryl her natural instincts, but is completely horrible at this, as Lisa is not well put together and ends up 'dying' by her own negligence. This explains Cheryl's stealing sprees and reckless sexual behavior.

Cybil is the Ego. The watchdog of the ID. Her job is to ensure that the ID is stable so that Cheryl is protected from her guilt. Cybil's role is to literally police the chaos in Cheryl's detain Harry and to keep him from harming Cheryl. Her aggression toward Harry is an attempt to censor him from Cheryl.

Michelle is the Super Ego. Little Miss Perfect. Michelle strives for moral perfection in her role as the Super-ego, but also fails. Michelle seems perfectly OK with breaking into places and cannot hold onto John (the embodiment of security), the man that she loves most. In other words, with Michelle as the Super-ego, Cheryl's moral standards are very low, causing the lack of distinction between right and wrong.

Then there is, Dahlia, who is also a manifestation of the Super-Ego. Why do I come to this conclusion? Dahlia literally takes Michelle's place in the night club, suggesting that they are the same entity. In Cheryl's mind, perfection is her father's love and approval, thus Teen Dahlia represents an immature sexual perfection that might garner her absent father's approval... Wife Dahlia likely represents a feeling of unworthiness or abandonment left in the wake of Harry's divorce... A loving family that is abhorrent to behold for Harry.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1 captain on bike and 5 bikes later...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The first foray into frozen hijinx.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ice Raptors of Thorus

Abandoned on the frozen world of Thorus after a warp storm swallowed the planetary body whole, the remnants of a small force of Ultramarines and the native population were forgotten.

500 years later, the warp releases it's grip on the cursed world and it's inhabitants. Along with the reappearance of Thorus, strange phenomenon have begun to take place in neighboring sectors... Reports of ghosts appearing in the midst of battle to aid those in need; Xenos attack parties butchered in an instant by unseen forces; Dozens of Astartes vehicles disappearing without a trace.

Indeed, the Space Marines that were trapped on Thorus's surface are changed men... for 500 years in real space could have been thousands of years in the warp.

The Ice Raptors appear as phantoms, striking quickly against the enemies of the Emperor with weapons and tactics previously unseen. The Ice Raptors disappear as quickly as they arrive.

Despite their faith in the Emperor, Terra has deemed the Ice Raptors of Thorus to be too tainted by the warp to be trusted and are thus ordered to be exterminated on sight. Battle reports show that Imperial skirmishes with the Ice Raptors are short lived and insubstantial. Any force that the Ice Raptors use against Imperial forces are non-lethal, typically leaving a unit of lightly injured and confused men and a lot of broken/missing equipment.

Visual reports state that the Ice Raptors don power armor that shimmers with a ghostly blue. Their skin appears to be dark brown and thick, more akin to the primal inhabitants of Thorus, then the pale skin tones of Ultramar. Their eyes also appear to glow a fiery orange in the dark... this further adds to their ghostly appearance.



Captain Trauhn – Bike, Power Weapon, MeltaBombs(155)


Ice Raptor Attack Squad – (195)

4 Bikes – Sarge w/p. weapon, 1 melta, 1 flamer (145)

1 Attack Bike – Multimelta (50)

Ice Raptor Attack Squad – (305)

8 Bikes – Sarge w P.Fist ,1 melta, 1 flamer (255)

1 Attack Bike – Multimelta (50)

10 Scouts – Sgt Telion, MissileLauncher, Camo (230)

10 Scouts – Hvy Bolter, Camo(180)

Fast Attack

5 Scout Bikes – 3 Grenade launchers, Cluster Bombs, MeltaBombs (155)

Landspeeder Squadron – (270)

Hvy Bolter w/Assault Cannon(90)

Hvy Bolter w/Assault Cannon(90)

Hvy Bolter w/Assault Cannon (90)

Landspeeder Squadron – (210)

Hvy Flamer w/ MultiMelta (70)

2 Multimelta (80)

Hvy Bolter w/ Hvy Flamer (60)

Heavy Support

Thunderfire Cannon – (100)

Vindicator – (115)

Whirlwind – (85)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I could have been your Adam...

This is me dicking around with new tools. Frankenstein's monster can never look happy unless he finally gets his dream of 2 - chicks - at - once.