The site has been updated with new content, mostly in the Animation section.
I've started a store on Creative Market to sell assets. I've developed 1000s of graphics and models over the years and they sit on a hard drive rusting away. I don't have a lot there now but it will grow. It's under a name I've used for private work, RoHo Productions. You know, like "JoLo" except, RoHo...
Some of our clients retain us for product design, we needed a way to prototype parts. We purchased and built a 3d printer and have been modifying it all year.
That learning process led to a significant exchange with a popular 3d printing forum. Because of that, last fall I was asked if I wanted to become one of the moderators (RobH2) for the site. I'm excited about interacting with other printers, users and the general public and further fine-tuning our knowledge. The forum at 3DPrintboard.com has become a trusted source for anyone entering the market or already working in it.
We designed and produced a game for FEMA in the fall of 2013 that teaches children what they can do to help make sure their schools are safer should an earthquake strike. The client entered it and we won an award in February 2014.
Here's the trophy:
Here are a few screen shots of the game:
The AVA Digital Awards (http://avaawards.com/) is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing. AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).
During the creation of this site, I had originally intended to use exploded views of project content as the top banner of each page. But then I had a fun idea. I've always been a serious space geek and thought I'd throw some kudos to NASA and use strips of images from the Hubble Telescope. The banners are strips from some of the most incredible images mankind has ever obtained. They weren't obtained easily either. You just don't point a giant iPhone at the sky and get these images.
In a way, it's the perfect metaphor for doing animation. Both deep space imaging and animation require imagination, perseverance, technology, insight, adaptation, flexibility and faith. Of course, Hubble images require several billion dollars more than my typical project and a few thousand more individuals but both are a blending of art and science. They stimulate the imagination and open up new pathways to what is possible.
Here is a link to the Hubble Gallery if you are a space geek also: http://www.hubblesite.org/gallery/
Keeping up with and managing websites has become so much simpler. Still, all sites have positives and negatives. If you find something you like, let me know. If you see something you don't, let me know that also.
The main goal here is to provide easy navigation to the portfolio pieces and maintain an easy way to update the site frequently. My old site was not friendly when it came to updating. This new site solves a lot of issues.
Look to this blog for thoughts about design and 3D. I'll also be posting tips and technical tidbits that are helpful in our industry. Check back now and then and you may find something interesting.