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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December - Electromatic Santa

So we end on December with a render of a Gretsch Electromatic Bass that I had started earlier in the year but had left neglected in a folder on my PC. There are so many projects like this that need to be finished!

Also to close off the year I decided to make another card to send around to my friends and studios. It was to be a full 2D animation at one point but I opted for a 3D character instead.

Merry Christmas


Thursday, October 31, 2013

October - Kinopolis again!

In October I was still working on Newsbag but was also asked to make another promo for the 8th Kinopolis film festival. I like doing these promos because I tend to get given a poster with some sort of theme and palette already established and it's up to myself to create a whole bunch of motion graphics to fit into the overall aesthetic. I've done 3 now so far and they style and animation in them is completely different, which makes for a broad range of skills on display.



Sunday, September 15, 2013

September - New Showreel, New Job, and a Yeti.

So in September I went about fixing up my 2013 showreel. I started it as some point in April but I swapped out and added in some more stuff. I hadn't made one since 2010. I'm glad to say I've improved a lot since then but sure for old times sake here it is.

BEHOLD, the naïveté

And here's the new one, which I've updated again over the last few months to swap out some stuff.

Kev Ryan - Showreel 2013
from KevRyan on Vimeo.

Following this Irish Sketch Society ran a week where the topic was mythological creatures, for which I made a Zbrush sculpt of a yeti.

Then the month took an odd turn where I managed to get work on a show called NewsBag, Ireland's first animation for an adult audience. The show was created by Irish Film maker called Gerard Barrett and directed by Maurice Joyce. I did some compositing work with After Effects for 6 weeks since I was coming in at the end of production. Would be delighted to do more of this sort of thing!



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August - Oh Heck!

August saw me return to using Zbrush for a bit of fan-art and a self portrait. The Irish Sketch society ran an Earthworm Jim theme to which I made an image of my favourite villain from the series! Evil the Cat!

Then, a random experiment with Zbrush lead me to making a self portrait of myself. Which has been described as terrifying by only my closest friends.



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July - Overly Complicated

So after seemingly a 3 month gap where I was working on a music video (which I'm still waiting to show off), doing some freelance work, working in an awesome VFX studio making educational motion graphic videos (which I also can't show off), and some random 3D models, I re-watched the short-lived animated series, Megas XLR. A fantastic and funny show about a lazy geek who has the good fortune of getting himself a giant robot from the future. What's not to love?

There was a particular scene in one of the episodes where an Alien Gun-ship activates a big lazer which takes about 20 seconds to extent and assemble itself in an overly complicated fashion. I always loved this joke whenever I saw it in a show and wanted to give it a go myself.

Complicated. from KevRyan on Vimeo.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

March - A month to have cans in...

This month, I went and made an animated loop of an army of Tuborg cans, simply as another test of Blender's cycles engine and a silly joke that went a bit too far.

I then had the idea of taking this animation, adding a remix I made of an Irish Jig from Final Fantasy VIII and sending it to a bunch of studios and friends as a St. Patrick's Day card.

I really enjoy syncing up animation with music, makes for a fun project. They take that bit longer then a single illustrations but they're so worth it.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February - A Vray lantern and my girlfriends heels.

The first of my catch up posts covering the month of February, a month in which I clearly spent a lot of time messing around with 3D renderers.

First up is a lantern I made as one of my first 3D models that I decided to re-use which having a go of Vray.

Up next is a 3D model of my girlfriend's crazy spiked heels. Fantastic for going out to Club Hell in Dublin.


Kev Ryan

Friday, February 1, 2013

I'm back! February 2014

So I haven't updated this blog since January 2013, with the reason being that I made my own website and a Facebook page. But the lack of work here looks as if I died in February last year so I'm going to make a series of posts now to serve as a catch up. I organise all my work on my PC to the month I made it so I'm gonna make a post for each month. while time stamping this one with February from last year...with any luck this wont create a paradox that'll collapse reality.

Also the fact that the stats for the blog showed that I had 11,000 views here overall encouraged me. Thank you, especially the people who came here in the last year to find nothing.



Thursday, January 31, 2013

Benson Again!

So I recently got myself a lovely new graphics card and decided to test it out by rendering a turnaround animation of my Benson model. Check it out in HD!


Also, aside from re-rendering the angles I already had along with a wire pass, my intention was to make a nice "beauty" Render of Benson as well. So I decided to give it a go.

I can see myself doing a few of these kinds of animations and pictures in future.


Kev Ryan

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Round the Block

Check out this trailer for an Ipad game I did some animations for. Toughest challenge was getting over how unbearably cute these characters are!


Kev Ryan