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Firstly welcome to my blog! I'm a freelance 3D artist who graduated from the University of Huddersfield where I studied a BA in Computer Games Design. This blog is my place to show what I'm working on and I also like to write tutorials for 3ds Max and Mental Ray.

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Blog Entries

Lotus Elise HDRi Render

Ever since Nigel over at Air CGI has been sharing his HDRs I’ve felt the need to fire up 3ds max and have a play. The work the guys at Air CGI put out is brilliant so I thought I’d have a go! I dug out my trusty Lotus Elise model and updated the materials [...]

Posted at Dec 14th | Comments Off | Filed Under: Projects read more

Lotus Elise S2

Here’s my Lotus Elise S2 which was modeled in 3ds Max and rendered in Mental Ray. The orange flip is a custom colour that I really liked and the green is a rare Lotus colour, Krypton Green.

Posted at May 15th | Comments Off | Filed Under: Projects, University read more

Team Awesome grab awards!

Great news! Team Awesome won the Sumo Digital Award for Game Technology and also won 2nd place Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team! Team Awesome was a small team that we formed to tackle our team project module in final year of university. We developed a game called JetXS that was entered into the Game [...]

Posted at May 11th | Comments Off | Filed Under: University read more

Modelling a tyre + wheel

Here’s a test render of a little project I’m working on for my 3d module at uni. It’s an alloy wheel from a Lotus Elise S2 wearing Bridgestone Potenza R040s (although the side wall reads R050!) It’s still a work in progress but I’m fairly happy with since its my first proper go at a [...]

Posted at Jan 26th | Comments Off | Filed Under: Projects, University read more

Baking Ambient Occlusion with 3ds Max & Mental Ray

This tutorial will take you through the process of baking ambient occlusion in 3ds Max using Mental Ray. Ambient occlusion is a shading method used in 3D computer graphics which helps add realism to local reflection models by taking into account attenuation of light due to occlusion. Ambient Occlusion attempts to approximate the way light [...]

Posted at Dec 18th | 8 comments | Filed Under: Tutorials read more

Wacom Vista Problems (& how to overcome them!)

I hadn’t used my Wacom tablet for a while and plugged it in today and encountered my first real problems with it. I first noticed that the pen wasn’t pressure sensitive in Photoshop and then I noticed that the pen would only work in Photoshop! I had a quick play with the settings and discovered [...]

Posted at Nov 30th | Comments Off | Filed Under: Tips & Resources read more

About

Eddy Brown is a freelance 3D Artist based near Peterborough. He completed his degree at Huddersfield University (UK) where he studied Computer Games Design.

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