Saturday, September 7, 2013

Before and After

Here's a model and material I made illustrating a single object in two different states. I used the Mesh Paint mode in UDK to show a bronze sword going from brand new to old and tarnished.

It's tough to view all the functionality in a still image, but I think these are probably some of the best materials I've made yet. Everything actually looks like what it's supposed to look like.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Galaga (but not really)" Presentation

You are a humble citizen of a peaceful coalition of insectile space-beings. Your home is being attacked by an uppity earthling with dreams of conquest. Travel across the stars and recruit an army of bugs to ward off the impending assault.

Concept Statement: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... or the one.

Potential Obstacles: Space junk, hostile insectoids, human attackers, black holes, tachyons.

Prototype Demonstration:

"Lumber Jack" Presentation

You are the rugged and courageous mountain man, Lumber Jack. The forest is under attack by a mysterious army of robots, who are threatening the delicate balance of nature. Take them on with the help of your trusty side-arm, The Log-O-Matic 5000, and defend your beloved home!

Concept Statement: There is no problem that cannot be overcome with sufficient application of high-quality timber.

Potential Obstacles: Scale walls and construct bridges by embedding tree trunks into the walls and ground; defeat enemy robots with a well-placed shot to their center of mass; chop down trees to maintain your ammunition, but be sure to always plant new ones as well, or the forest will suffer.

Prototype Demonstration: