I started this when Wimbledon began but totally forgot about it. Started finishing it today… And here it finally is!

Rendered in LightWave 2018.

Furry ball was done using Fiber FX, grass is instancing from my own grass model.

The net is a simple model with a normal map of netting applied. Didn’t really need much more than that for this shot.

I think there’s only one light, and some Global Illumination to make everything look a bit summery.

Turtling…. I’m turtling….

Something that started life as a very quick sketch on a Post-It Note and then modelled and rendered using 3D Coat and LightWave 3D.

The original sketch:

Sculpting was done using spheres in 3dCoat, instead of roughing out using polygons first. Never tried this before, but it seems to work well.

Once sculpted, it was retopo’d and then painted in 3D Coat as well. After this, it was exported to LightWave 3d for the lighting and rendering.

Quick Aeroplane Test

The other day I saw a nice aeroplane animation, and was surprised how realistic it looked but thought it might be fairly easy to replicate. So as a quick test I thought I’d try the same thing.
The camera just has a bit of shake, the plane isn’t moving through the scene, and nor is the camera… Just added some vapour trails to make it look like everything was moving.

3ds Max Tutorial… For free!

I don’t normally do tutorials, but as I use 3ds Max all day, I find handy things that I’m certain can help people out.

This particular issue I had struggled with for years, and couldn’t find anything online to help with the problem… So, if you watch my video below, you won’t suffer from the same Anisotropic Arch & Design Shader woes that I endured for a long time!



Fix Anisotropic Shading ‘Pole’

ebuyer ebot animation

My latest piece of work.
Commissioned by MRL Agency – Leeds.

Hope you like it… Make sure you share it with your friends if you enjoy it.

Ebuyer Imaginarium was an event held in Leeds by Ebuyer to show some if its stuff to high profile customers like HP, Intel and Microsoft.
This ebot presentation was created for the opening of the event! ☺

Latest project…. Shhhhhh

I have been slaving away for the last month on an animation for a major online electrical retailer, and it’s VERY nearly time to reveal what it is I’ve been working on.

Be patient…



Here is a clue… 😀




TurboSquid… TIWR refunds…. seriously?!? :)

I couldn’t bloody believe it… apparently people quite regularly go to the TurboSquid website, purchase a model, and expect it to arrive in the post…

In their latest newsletter, they let us know that the TIWR (Thought It Was Real) refunds have gone down quite a bit! Does this mean we get more commission because their admin costs are lower?? Errrm, no… but pretty comedy nonetheless.