Welcome to my site!

Over the years, I've always found myself working on various projects, for school, for others, for enjoyment and for myself...

I've dabbled in video editing, photo manipulation, audio mixing, podcast creation, game editing, storytelling, roleplaying & a host of other things I find entertaining.

Here I present my projects, both past and present. Have a look around; use the categories above to sort through various project types. As I rummage through my digital clutter and create new stuff, I'll continue updating this site. Comment if you want, and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

3d Renders: Misc Poser Characters

I messed around in a program called Poser for a bit, experimenting with different characters, skins and poses.  Below are some of the first renders I did with the program.

I began working on an idea for a Poser-driven comic, where I utilized the program's ability to quickly pose 3d models and capture the 2d render, to use in a photo-editor like Photoshop.  While I never actually produced the comic, the following skins were applied to a model as sorta a brainstorming session.

I later used the skin I developed for the project in a game, so I feel the time I spent creating this was not all for nothing.  As soon as I find the screenshots from said game, I'll include them...

Super Scrappy!

Look, up in the sky!  It's a Bird!  It's a plane!  No... It's a Super Wiener!

No, actually, it's a Super Scrappy! :)

Demon & Saint

All I can say is I did this with a Quickcam and an Apple Power PC one day in school while waiting for the bus.  Probably the first time I was introduced to plug-ins :)  I remember these were printed and hung in the Graphic Arts class for a while... These were created in like Photoshop 2.0.

Funny though that still, after all this time, I have these files.

Lady of the Lake

Just a few renders I did in Poser & Bryce 3d.  It was for a website wherein a logo were to be placed in the Lady of the Lake's hands.  I wound up using the logo for a site I ran for a while just so the stuff wouldn't go to waste.  There is also an animation that goes along with it, where she actually comes from the lake grasping at the logo.  Not sure where that file is though...

These were a test-run for a series I did which involved Poser, Bryce, and Photoshop involving Fairies which I'll put up here after I finish gathering them all up.

3d Renders: Star Trek

So quite a while back, I got my hands on a few 3d models, tweaked them, then rendered them.  This was my first venture into doing any 3d model work, and I soon learned that you needed a real beast to do these type of animations on.  I was using a Packard Bell, so... these are really not that good at all.  But, it's something I spent time on doing and playing with the camera and training on objects, so it's kinda nostalgic to see again.


After a while, I tried some intense renders with many polygons and lighting effects.  The result was WAY better, but honestly, I had to leave my PC on overnight for both the Borg cube and DS9 for only a few seconds of rendered output...


Media Center / HTPC backgrounds & history

Sooooo, a while back, along with most other people, I didn't know exactly who would win the HD-DVD / Blu-Ray format war.  I built a media center / HTPC instead of shelling out $800 bucks for a stand-alone first-gen Blu-ray player.  In my media center, I purchased an LG-SuperMulti Hybrid drive (HD-DVD / Blu-Ray reader).  Granted it was a sizable purchase at the time, but I successfully bypassed choosing sides.  To celebrate it, and to have a cool background for the pc, I created the following graphics showcasing both logos.

Inspired by a logo I saw once, I took a picture of woods outside when the light came through, then added a burst and place the logo on top.  The rings were from the image below, which I decided to reuse.

With both logos in the center, I originally wanted the oval to be purple and symbolize both combined.  However, I added the string of individual colors to emphasize their separation.  Then I reversed them so the red was on the opposite side and vice versa for the blue.  All in all, I left both of these as backgrounds for various applications and the OS itself.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Two Flew Over

So it's cold coming into work.  I wear a skull-cap / beanie for warmth in the morning & swap it out with a baseball hat after I get into the building.  Today, I forgot my hat and a co-worker pointed out a certain similarity with a famous movie.  I took the liberty of doing a side-by-side comparison.  Note that this was done quickly in an online photo editor called Pixlr.  It's actually pretty photoshop-esque and for it to be free and online, it's really pretty great for quickies like this!