A compilation of some of the digital sculptures and animations that I have created over the last few years.
I used Pixologic Zbrush to sculpt the characters, Autodesk Maya to rig, animate, light and render the scenes, 2D3 Boujou for video motion tracking, and Adobe After Effects for final compositing.
0;00;00;00 Levi's Copper Man sculpture tests
0;00;11;02 Digital Sculptures
0;00;43;09 Puscifer "Queen B" music video
0;02;38;08 Puscifer "Dozo" music video
0;03;16;13 TOOL live show animations "10,000 Days" tour
Music: Puscifer "Rev 22 : 20" from the "Underworld" movie soundtrack.
Puscifer.com for more.
This is a re-cut version of my animation festival award winning short "The Future of Art" (SlamDunk film festival, 2001 Park City, Utah). I edited about 5 minutes from the original.
This short film was originally created in 2000 on a 750 mhz PC. I had saved some money and spent about six months in my basement putting it all together. I was experimenting with free flow animation construction where I would just create each shot as I got inspiration from watching the previous and seeing where it led me.
The story involves an artist trying to come up with an idea for a painting, and decides to try out his new robot.
This robot, the "Art-bot" can create art for you, no talent needed... but maybe, it turns out, it isn't that easy.
Music by Lustmord
(Song: Metavoid used by permission)
I did a live airbrush painting of a little pig baby while the legendary punk band "Green Jello" rocked out for the crowd at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The show was sponsored by Amoeba Records and called "UndergrounDNUOS".
The live song "The Three Little Pigs" in this video was used by permission from Bill Manspeaker.
Filmed by Patrick Surace.
Various animation and look development tests collected during the creation of the Puscifer "DoZo" music video. Created using Maya, Zbrush, and Boujou.
Art and Animation: Meats Meier
Concepts and Story: MJK
Song: Puscifer (DoZo video edit)
The creation of the image "Arm Upgrade" was originally screen-captured real time, finishing with a total of around 21 hours of footage. It was then edited down to 323 minutes of lecture and detailed explanation for the Gnomon Workshop training dvd - "Zbrush for illustration". In the dvd, I explained my techniques for using Zbrush 2 (!) to create a high resolution illustration from scratch. I build the 3d elements directly on the canvas and then arrange them into an composition and render the final image using the internal Zbrush renderer. This DVD is out of date now, most of the techniques that I used don't even work anymore in the new version.
I've created a version for people with really low attention spans, now the entire video can be seen in under five minutes. I've also added music by Lustmord so that blind people aren't completely left out. This version is also great for robots or aliens that can scan through web or book pages in an effort to quickly understand a concept over the course of a single quick-cut montage. No learning will occur during the viewing of this video for standard humans.