In this section you can see a list of post including news about my personal and professional life, and news about sama-sama-studio.
About the New Tsukuba Stereo Dataset
The New Tsukuba Stereo Dataset is a one minute computer generated animation I made at the CVLAB of the University of Tsukuba. This animation's function is to work as a stereo vision dataset for testing algorithms of computer vision, stereo matching, camera track, etc...
At the CVLAB's website there is a full section with more information about the dataset and its characteristics. Click here to see the dataset's web, or check out the posts in this section.
This dataset is free to download and use. To download the dataset, click on the following link:
In 2008 I wrote a story for (code name) Project Abyssmo, intended to be an animation film.
But because making an animation of this characteristics takes an enormous amount of time and technique -witch nowadays I still lack- in 2010 I made an adaptation of the story in order to be published as a comic book.
The comic would be divided in a total of 13 episodes; 12 for the main story, plus one bonus story; and it is planed to have 184 pages.
It will also be done entirely in 3D and colored by cell shading techniques in Blender.
The reason why I'm planning to do it this way is because once completed the comic I would like to use it as story board and make an animated version in a not too distant future.
There is no official release date, as I will have to do many projects simultaneously with my work.
All I can say for now is that I would like to see it done by 2015. Until then, I will continue updating with new contents in the posts below:
I started writing stories just for fun in 2005. It was a great way of exploiting my imagination, and keeping myself busy during the high school years.
Project Delta is the first story I wrote at that time, and even though at the beginning it was a very childish and simple story, I continued revisiting the scrip for many years to come, until I came up with a good idea to start working on. Writing this story I found my true vocation in illustration and story writing, and therefore it has become one of my primary targets and sources of inspiration.
There will still pass a lot of time until I can finally finish this huge project and see it published, but I'm going to keep working on it and hopefully eventually I will be able to to see my childhood dream come true :)
Nowadays, the story is still in working progress and it will remain this way for a while, since there are other more urgent projects that have to be finished before I can jump into it full time.
But every now and then when I have free time, I like making illustrations and renders of the characters and the scenarios, and I upload them here to keep a track of the progress and to make myself some new goals into seeing it finished some day!
Until that day comes, I hope you will enjoy the works shown in this section!
In this section you can find a good amount of tutorials of Graphic Design, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, as well as tutorials for Computer Graphics, such as Blender and ZBrush.
This tutorials are free to watch and distribute, but they include commercial adds to allow me to gather some funding for my Professional Projects.
If you like them feel free to share them! And if you are feeling generous, or you want to help fund my Projects, feel free to make me a donation ;D
This cute little girl will be the first character to appear in Project Abyssmo. This is the ZBrush model I did of her a few months ago, and currently I'm working in her rig and textures. Soon I will update a post with some test illustrations of this character, including expressions and poses.
This is a test in Blender using cell shading rendering and node composing for the comic stage of Project Abyssmo. This will not be the definitive color or technique, but for a starting test, Blender seems to offer a great cell quality! I'm excited! :D
We are currently working on our first professional product, with the code name "Project Abyssmo". Really soon will need a hand with the funding and when the time is right we will start a project in Kickstarter and other fund raising websites.
But if you are feeling generous and would like to help us now you can always make a donation - big or small - and we will make sure to put the money to great use, develop the most amazing projects we can, and we will be eternally grateful to you!
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