Happy Halloween everybody and welcome back on BlackthornProd !
It has been 4 months since BlackthornProd started out its wonderful journey into graphical art and we love it more and more everyday ! We have created 8 characters in all, from a funny alien to a crazy little pumpkin man and we are having an enormous amount of fun imagining funnier and more spectacular projects everyday ! We feel we have progressed a lot during these four months but we still need to become a thousand times better before we become true geniuses of the CG world ! We have a lot of ideas, and I mean a LOT of them for the next months to come so stay tuned on BlackthornProd because are journey has only just begun !
Click on the picture to get a better view of BlackthornProd’s characters so far ( except Burny and Mr Jinxed) !
PS : For those of you who want to learn how to create a cartoony halloween JackOLantern I urge you to check out my YOUTUBE channel where I bring you through the process of creating a spooky Pumpkin !
With Halloween coming up in only two days, lots of cool things are coming up on BlackthornProd, first of all, tomorow Friday 30th of October, I am going to create a tutorial on my YOUTUBE chanel on how to create a cool, cartoony Halloween JackOLantern !
Secondly, my 2nd animated movie “Sweat Pumpkin” is almost completed, the project was fun to make and the final result is pretty good for beginners like us. We still have to practise a lot in animation before we are able to produce amazing movies like Disney’s Frozen, Dreamworks How to train your dragon or even Pixar’s Inside Out, but we will one day reach that amazing level !!
To finsh up this post, we are happy to show you our newest character : Burny the Dragon ! This guy wasn’t made for animation purpose but to really practise painting, modelling and sculpting ! We really wanted to dig further inside of the amazing Autodesk 3D application : Mudbox. The Logo you can see on the dragon’s armor was made using Gimp, an awseome FREE replacement to Photoshop !
Pumpkin Dash, our first 3D video game is in process ! After having created the assets and imported them into Unity we have now been busy on importing animation, learning about components, scripting and the like ! We quickly noticed that Unity is a no joke piece of software and that it is going to take a lot of time, practice and patience before we handle this amazing game develoment application ! For now our pumpkin Man character can run around the maze and pick up energy balls, we still have to fix a lot of little bugs, put in place a time trial script and insert some cool halloween audio ! 😈
It has been almost four months since BlackthornProd started out its epic, fun and wonderful journey into game development, 3D animation and webDev ! We thought it was due time to design a Logo that would represent us in the world. We took about an hour designing tons of different logos and in the end 4 of them stood out from the rest. Here are our 4 favorite logo designs that were created using GIMP ( without Wacom Tablet ). Click on the image to get a better view of the logos ! 🙂
We wanted to show you the cool assets we have created for BlackthornProd’s very first video game : Pumpkin Dash !! We used Autodesk Maya and Mudbox and we are now going to use Unity to assemble all these cool models ! First we have the walls ( simple black stone with some cracks ), we will use these assets to assemble our Maze ! Next we have a strange lopsided human skull and a grinning Jack O Lantern, these cool little props will be placed on the Maze floor to give an extra spooky little Halloween feeling to our game ! And of course we have our character, the Pumpkin Man, up and ready for take off !! We will of course create some stones and rubble to give a more believable feeling to the Maze !
That’s it for this post, stay tuned on BlackthornProd and get very excited because lots of crazy things are coming up !! 🙂
Only one more week to go and then it is the Halloween holidays, and Halloween holiday means lots of time, and lots of time means lots of cool, exciting projects to create ! 🙂
First of all, we just want to tell you that we have 6 videos on our YOUTUBEchannel so if you guys want to learn how to get Autodesk softwares, create cool characters and environment and learn how to bring your creations to life, I definitely urge you to check out our channel !
Next, our Sweet Pumpkin project is advancing wonderfuly, we are now at the animation stage and we hope to finish our project by the end of our Halloween holidays ! 😈
We are also super exited to tell you that BlackthornProd has started getting into Unity 3D, a super game development tool that we are going to use to create super cool games ! Our first video game will be called Halloween Maze, our little pumpkin character will be running around this spooky maze, trying to find his way out with a time limit at his back !
Lastly, BlackthornProd are brainstorming on a portofolio character, we are currently at the sketching and drawing out ideas stage but we hope that we will come up with a character cool enough to go on CG society, a beautiful website where artists, both 3D and 2D share their work ! 🙂
Today we wanted to show you our two very new characters, the little witch girl and the Pumpkin Man ! As Halloween is coming up we wanted to create a Halloween theme based project to celebrate this spooky time of year ! These two brand new characters were created using Autodesk Maya, we then painted them in Mudbox and we are now currently working on their control rigs ! BlackthornProd is also preparing tutorials on how to rig the little girl, these videos will be for beginners in Maya so I definitly urge you to check out our YOUTUBEchannel ! One last word, for those of you who are fans of 3D animation and character creation I am very exited to inform you that we are thinking of creating a Udemy course, in this course we will create a stylized character from scratch, we will go threw the modelling process, painting, rigging and finnaly create a couple of cool
animations !! The hole course will be aimed for beginners who have never used Autodesk Maya or Mudbox or who have very little experience ! Oh and don’t worry, we will show you how to get a free and legal student version of Maya and Mudbox, all you need is a computer and you can get cracking on creating YOUR dreams in 3D !! 🙂