I have been working on some ancient Indian temple environments for a new series of images I am working on. Architectural details on ancient structures can be really hard to get looking right as the result needs to be more organic and often more detailed. This is a result of many experiements on texture mapping and displacement. Read More
A Constant point of development/angst for me has always been character creation since the beginning of the sarbloh warriors game concept. Getting back into it recently has been really interesting. Studying anatomy and using a more image reference based approach has led to an easier work-flow. Looked at a lot of Indian wrestlers and kabbaddi players to try and get away from the western body-built type which is more stockier and less muscle definition. Set about recreating the 17th century Khalsa soldier concept that I created for the original SW game. Since we are no longer restricted to old game technology I decided to bring the character into a next gen quality, which is what i always wanted it to be. This is not textured yet so is presented as a modeling concept onlyRead More
heres another experiment with cloth simulation using wind to simulate a realistic Nishaan Sahib(Flag) animation. I experimented with the diferent values for the cloth to get something reasonably realistic and then i found that if i animated the wind gizmo there was more variation in the simulation. Click read more for the video.Read More
Nothing much to say really, just a 3D model of a traditional Sikh kirpan. I was aiming to create a fairly simple low polygon model and let the photo texture do the rest of the work. Really enjoyed modelling this one as it has a beautiful curve on the blade. Decided to do an animation of the dagger as if for a virtual exhibition type of display.Read More
Still suprised at the lack of Panjabi 3D resources available so heres a traditional wooden Kanga (Hair Comb) 3D model for everyone to download and use. I know its nothing majorly complex but I hope it will be useful. The model is provided in 3ds format with a 512 x 512 texture. Read more for a tutorial on how to use the 3D model in photoshop.Read More
Here is an ornament that was traditionally worn by sikh soldiers on their turbans meant for going into battle. The “Chand Tora” is a metal symbol consisting of a crescent and a double edged sword, it is held in place at the front of the turban by woven chainmail cord tied in a pattern within the turban to protect the head from slashing weapons.This particular design was inspired from an image that used to be on the original sarbloh.com website. I mixed it with a circular chakar shape with a bar down the centre that would be used to secure the armour to the turban using metal wire.Read More
Here is the papercraft Golden Temple I did a while back for a youth club arts and craft workshop. Feel free to download and print the pdf to do your own workshops. Instructions are on the video and you can usually take a class of about 15 children through it in an hour.
Well the site is back online and after a bit of time away, sorting things out, we are back and hopefully better and wiser. Always been a firm beleiver of – if you dont succeed at first, don’t give up, just keep trying.
This blog will be more generally 3D related and I hope to share some interesting 3D developments. Will start posting some of the older stuff and i have some new things I will be giving away for free.