We busted out the champagne and the photo booth to celebrate the beginning of a new year and a birthday!
Happy Halloween! We had a small celebration yesterday in the office, and the boof was there! It’s a good thing, too. I would not have wanted to be caught without a camera on this fun and colorful day!
Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Still haven’t seen enough? Here are the rest.
No matter how small the job, I always learn a ton of stuff when I work in 3D! (I guess this is why I love it so much.) This time I learned that it’s possible to get really excellent results with a high-res displacement map in Cinema4D. In fact, a displacement map seems to be the best possible solution to this particular problem.
Previously, I would have traced the image and converted it to vectors in Adobe Illustrator. Then I would have lofted the resulting spline in Cinema4D. This works, but produces a mesh that is too clean with angles that are too sharp. Instead, a high resolution bitmap was blurred slightly and used as a displacement map. The blurred image produces smooth edges with a bit of a slope – a much more realistic looking result.
The finished piece!
For the tenth year in a row, I photographed the kids and the festivities at the annual Xenophon Horse Show. This year I had help from Kelly, who did a great job with my X100F. I used the Fuji XT-2 and the 90mm and 18mm lenses. Here are a few of our favorites.
You can learn more about the horse show on the Xenophon web site.