Robert N Bowen

3D Modeling and Animation

Some Video Tutorials…

If I wind up making enough of these, I’ll probably have to make a tab for them, but for now they’ll just have to be blog posts. Here are my first three video tutorials on a little trick I stumbled upon for making asymetrical morph targets for lip sync animation.

Part 1 of the lip sync tutorial.

Part 2 of the lip sync tutorial.

Part 3 of the lip sync tutorial.

Please forgive the fact that the video cuts off the last few words of what I’m saying, it’s not important, I’m just not used to the five minute cut offs you get with free software. Also, give them a minute to load. I recorded them at full screen resolution, something I probably won’t repeat given the load times on this video sharing site. The free version of the screen cap software won’t upload to YouTube, so until I break down and buy Camtasia or something, you’re stuck with me limping by with free stuff.

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago at 5:38 pm.

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New Demo Reel!

This is my most recent updated demo reel.

I love it today. I wonder if I’ll hate it tomorrow. Such is the fickle nature of the artist.

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 10:42 pm.

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Ghost Sculpt…

Concept by Paul Hyun Woo Kwon

Concept by Paul Hyun Woo Kwon

Click it. You know you want to…

Posted 4 years, 6 months ago at 9:57 pm.

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A new project…

Here are links to some YouTube videos of low poly characters I’ve made for school:

Concept by Mr. Jack (Luke Mancini).

I’m working on a male character now, so my work won’t feel so ladycentric.

-RNB

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago at 10:34 pm.

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Richard is his name…

Richard. The brother of my standard female character.

Richard. The brother of my standards female character.

Posted 5 years, 7 months ago at 2:56 pm.

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Amazing Watercolor Artists…

Most people find photo realism in classical media to be pretty amazing, right? Well here are two that have absolutely blown me away. One is Tanya Davis, and I’ve linked to her website for ages, but I recently found out that her daughter is also unbelievably talented. Her name is Jenny Davis, and I’m adding a link to her site right now. There’s not much more I can say, you just need to check out their work. It’s truly amazing.

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago at 8:33 pm.

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Why does my tongue feel like I bit it?

I don’t remember biting my tongue, but it sure feels munched on the right side near the back. I think I have a tiny warning that I’m getting sick (or maybe I have phantom molars). Last time I got sick, I think my tongue pulled this same little stunt, perhaps in rebellion against my usual healthy self.

Well, if I didn’t bite it, I appreciate the new found illness early warning system (I should make a joke about the “cold” war). If I did bite it, then it can bite me. It was probably just in the way of me chewing delicious food. Is it weird that I’m anthropomorphizing my own tongue?

Posted 6 years, 8 months ago at 8:56 am.

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There are more even numbers than odd ones…

I was thinking lately, that we’re convinced of things pretty easily. It’s in our nature to believe people when they tell us something new, because lies are less common than truths, so unless the information being received by our eyes and ears is drastically life changing, we pretty much bite right off the bat. However, we now live in a world where one may believe something that turns out to be false, so we have to be a little more careful with what information we take at face value. Let me give you a good example.

There are two kinds of numbers, Cowsins and Tudyks. When you take a Tudyk and multiply it by a Cowsin, you wind up with a Tudyk, and thus when you multiply a Cowsin by a Tudyk you also get a Tudyk. When you multiply a Tudyk by a Tudyk, you wind up with a Tudyk. It’s only when you multiply a Cowsin by a Cowsin that you get a Cowsin. Thus, if you were to put that into one of those squares that shows input and output, you would see that there is a ratio of 3 to 1, Tudyks to Cowsins. If you don’t buy that, you’re a dummy. I’ve just explained it to you, simple and easy. All the facts have been presented, and I’ve helped you define the data properly.

The problem is, that I’m talking about Odd and Even numbers, and it’s not hard to gather from the rest of the facts in your life that I’ve just turned potentially useful facts into a bunch of bull.

Posted 6 years, 9 months ago at 2:35 pm.

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On a lighter note…

Here is a pic of the super cute baby Avienda, out with whom I hung while in Germany.

It's Avi as Toad!

It's Avi as Toad!

I also met one of the princes of Luxembourg.

This is the Prince of Luxembourg and ME!!!

This is the Prince of Luxembourg and ME!!!

I know it’s a little hard to see, but I think this image may be able to clarify a tiny bit: An Image of the Prince as documented by some Genealogy website (or something).  Lastly, I embarrassed Vanessa’s little sister Ricarda by giving her a flower.  Basti (Vanessa’s brother) thinks she has a crush on me.  She’s not yet 17, so I don’t think it would work out.  Anyway, Vanessa’s on the left and Rica’s on the right.

She even put the flower in her hair, how sweet.

She even put the flower in her hair, how sweet.

This is the Schatz family photo we took when we were all being serious.

What a great group of folks.

What a great group of folks.

Here’s the fun one (or one of them anyhow).

OMG These people are crazy!

OMG These people are crazy!

Posted 6 years, 11 months ago at 4:45 am.

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More Pics…

LOOK!

This is a big church.  If you look, you can see that the pink building used to be the rest of the church.  Instead it's an artifact of WWII.

This is a big church. If you look, you can see that the pink building used to be the rest of the church. Instead it's an artifact of WWII.

A larger view of Prague's city center...

A larger view of Prague's city center...

This is in Prague... somewhere...

This is in Prague... somewhere...

Like the Glockenspeil in Munich, this plays a little show on the hour.  This is the same building that has the destroyed pink fascade in one of the previous pics.

Like the Glockenspeil in Munich, this plays a little show on the hour. This is the same building that has the destroyed pink fascade in one of the previous pics.

Another view of a church in the Prague city center, but taken at night, and from outside the center.

Another view of a church in the Prague city center, but taken at night, and from outside the center.

I'm in a church.  I'm in a church.  Everybody look at me, 'cuz I'm standing in a church.

I'm in a church. I'm in a church. Everybody look at me, 'cuz I'm standing in a church.

There be pictures here!

Posted 6 years, 11 months ago at 10:57 am.

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