Category: Practical Effects

Model to Mask – Elias Comes Together

After the completion of my earlier modeling work, the mask received a few changes. I brought the geometry into ZBrush and spent a little bit of time refining the teeth, bone shapes, and textures on the horns.

Nuclear Football

If I haven’t made it clear yet, I love Fallout. Love it. I’m not as big a fan of Fallout 76 for a variety of reasons that don’t belong on this blog, but it

Red Mage Items Made Practical

Our Red Mage commission also involved fabricating a spell-casting offhand ‘orb’ or crystal. Much like every other part of this commission project, I vastly underestimated the amount of work that was going to be

Riding Small-Scale Lightning

I regret how long this has been taking me, but work has been driving me nuts lately, and I’m also doing my best to teach myself how to design the printed circuit boards I

Animation and Other Tricks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWyCw7mRVhs I’ve been busy the last few days with the programming work on the portable Voight-Kampff scanner and I’m happy to say I have some decent results to show for my efforts. I’ve learned

Profiles and Production

Giving thanks for Thanksgiving, at least for the time off it gives me. Profile pages are coded up and done now. I’ve made things easy for myself here by setting up a few profile

Code Switchin’ Replicants

Alright, here is that post I’ve been owing for a while, and it’s going to be as dumb as technical as the rest because I promised that’s how I was going to write this

A Bit of Screen Time

A few weeks ago I sent Doug Harlocker, the props master for Blade Runner 2049, a message asking for information about this prop. I never got a response. That’s totally fine, and what I

Painted Arc Grenade

I masked the LEDs on the arc grenade off, then sprayed the whole thing with a rough silver coat that is apparently intended for hubcaps or something. It gave the grenade a bit of

Arduino-Controlled Breathing

One of the things I decided the mask needed was the ability to control the airflow the fans produced through the hoses and into the mask. The easiest way to tackle the problem was

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