Photography

In this section you can see a selection of all the posts from this blog that are about Photography.

Computer Graphics

In this section you can see a selection of all the posts from this blog that are about Computer Graphics and 3D modeling and rendering.

Illustration and Design

In this section you can see a selection of all the posts from this blog that are about Illustration, and Design.

Journal Papers and Publications

In the following posts you can see a list of the Journal papers and Posters I have published as author and coauthor in reference to my work at CVLAB - University of Tsukuba, and the New Tsukuba Stereo Dataset.

NEWS

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:

Project Delta

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!

Free Tutorials

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

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

What Happened in 2012!?

If you enter this blog and you see the blog archive, you are going to wonder, what happened in 2012?

As I announced in previous posts, I moved to Tsukuba City, in Japan, and I started working in the Computer Vision Laboratory at the University of Tsukuba.

This work took most of my time, and I was so busy that I had to put the blog apart for a little while...

Now, after working at CVLAB for almost 2 years, my project has finally been completed, and I have some time to take the blog back and continue where I left it :)

In this post, I would like to make a little abstract of what I've been up to in this last year without news. Then, I will make new posts with all the unseen works I have been doing, so you can be up to date!!

I would also like to take the chance to make soon a new blog template, because I have been using the same on since 2011!

But lets start step by step now...What has happened lately?

AUGUST 2011:
AUGUST 2011 - JANUARY 2012:
  • I modelled the scene for the "New Tsukuba Dataset", texturing all the objects, setting the stereo camera, and the lights  in order to complete the first stage of the project.
  • Rendered the first illumination and the depthmap.
FEBRUARY 2012:
  • Made video promotion for the dataset in After Effects.
  • Went to Senday for the PRMU 2012 workshop, published a paper there and presented the "N.T.S.D.S." in the poster sessions.
APRIL 2012 - OCTOBER 2012:
  • Added 3 new illuminations to the dataset, and obtained the 4 maps of Displacement, disparity, discontinuity and occlusion.
  • Finished the dataset and pack it on a DVD and online link, ready for distribution.
  • In the middle of this I created several head and hand models, textured and rigged for the various experiments of the CVLAB.
  • Designed new CVLAB web interface, Power Point templates and logo.
  • Freelance design for a languaje academy located in Spain.
NOVEMBER 2012:

CVLAB team at ICPR 2012: Kazuhiro Fukui, Sarah Martull,
Martin Peris, Atsuto Maki & Yasuhiro Ohkawa

From JANUARY 2013 until now:
  • Make a variation of the "New Tsukuba Stereo Dataset" applied for egomotion.
    This dataset will be completed soon, and released via the CVLAB's web, as the one before.
  • After completing the "N.T.S.D.S.", I proposed a new dataset similar to the previous, this time of outdoor environments, with different weather conditions.
    This project was planned to be rendered using VUE's powerful weather and atmospheric capabilities.
    Unfortunately, the project period was set until March 2013, and this project will have to remain uncompleted for now. Anyhow, I would like to continue it on my free time if I have any! I will keep you posted about this matter...
  • Created animated icons for MyBrana. (Freelance designing is still on!)
After OCTOBER 2013...

I'll be looking for a new job... Let's see what happens!!

On the mean time, feel free to contact me for graphic designs or CG related projects! Sama-Sama-Studio still does on line freelance works, so if you have something in mind  I'm looking forward to hear from you!

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