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Golf Catcher

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Disc Golf Tournament Poster

This project was inspired by a group of friends that I play disc golf with. We manage a local Disc Golf Association and hold biannual tournaments in the city. My colleague, Karen, asked if the poster could feature the chains of a disc golf catcher being smashed. I took on the challenge and attempted to recreate an Innova disc cather in CG using Blender 2.6, and I was very surprised that the environment was friendlier than ever and that Cycles renderer was built in to provide a realistic look.

This poster is completely CG with a photo used as an environment map.

Above is a final render that was proofed by the group. In hind sight I would remap the texture on the chin links, and added a little motion blur and camera distortion, but for a free project, this was good enough.

The two renders above were early tests done in Blender 2.6. I added the chains as rigged objects using the Blender Game Engine, duplicated the systems multiple times then allowed the chains to fall on each other producing this composition. I then worked with the depth of field of the Cycles camera and got these results. Once the environment map was in, and I saw how Blender was performing, I never looked back at any other 3D package.

This is the artwork that we got printed on the discs for the tournament. Since I had this completed in Illustrator, it was easy to use it as a planar texture in the 3D project. I love seeing things that don’t exist come to life in CG

Tadeschi Trucks

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The drummers of TTB are weaving a silken purse and naming it Pocket. I now believe that several of the members were sent to the future to learn funk and return to this time to play it at us. I am hearing sounds that I have never imagined. Scales yet to be discovered. Future modes and the most beautiful straight ahead songs of all time.
Minds are blown. Over and over. The woman beside me has been reduced to a screaming swearing animal. I am afraid for me and her. More her.