animated gif, motion graphics, green, octopus, jellyfiss, blender, b3d, cycles, volumetrics
Posted in Motion || Posted on 2014-02-24 05:07:48
It’s like a cross between an Octopus and a Jellyfish. I named this “Octo-Jelly” because “Jelly-Pus” just didn’t sound right.
I’m really excited about how the latest Blender 2.70 test builds have a new volumetric shader for me to play with. This creature is shaded with no surface material at all, but a simple yellow-green color on a volume absorption material. I can’t wait until they find a way to support this feature on the GPU!
I feel bad that I have not posted anything new in a while, but I’ve been dealing with some rather crippling (non-chemical) depression, anxiety, and insomnia for the past month and a half. It’s been a struggle just getting in to work each day. With the help of some awesome friends, I’ve been working my way through my emotional burdens and challenges, and while the process is slow, I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. Over the past month and a half, I started a lot of GIF designs hoping to find solace and distraction from my demons and tormentors, but for every idea I started, the stress was winning over the drive to create. So now looking back, I have a lot of half-started, un-refined, and incomplete ideas for GIFs in the queue. As soon as I can find the mental energy and motivation to finish and polish some of them, I’ll be posting some designs and tools that I think you guys will probably like a lot. Wish me luck, everyone.